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.
"Students in the News" Top to bottom: William Boswell, John F. Browne, Jr and Alfred K. Quinn, Jr. "The son of Rev. and Mrs. A. K. Quinn of Santa Monica High School at the age of 16 years. He is the president of Santa Monica Tri. Y and is an active leader among the younger group of the A.M.E. Church, of which his father is pastor. Alfred plans to enter college in the fall."