Collection of approximately 800 digitized photographs and other items collected by Walter L. Gordon, Jr. and given to William C. Beverly, Jr., who donated the collection to UCLA. Collection includes photos given to Walter by his former boss, Charlotta Bass, publisher of the California Eagle, as well as other photos he collected. Photos largely depict African American social life and family life in 1940s Los Angeles and feature celebrities, athletes, politicians, lawyers, and other notable people of the era.
A group of people holding drinks around a bar. The bar was located at the back of Walter Gordon's office. From left to right: Leonard McClain, , Florita Ware, Melba Foppe, Walter Gordon and J.T. Gipson.