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.
"Final Boxing Matches" Lyle Anderson takes on Gerald Bell in the 135-pound division. Alfred Quinn and Roy Odell mix it in another 135-pound bout. "...Notice how the colored fellow in the fights sure knocked the vanilla out the Gerry Bell. Being a Bell fan, got my tongue wrapped around my eye tooth and couldn't see what I was saying and yelled the famous words: 'stop that bloody battle!'"