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."
"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!'"
"Frequent upsets occur in SMJC boxing matches. "The next bout was a 'honey.' Alfred Quinn and Gerald bell put on a classy performance characteristic of professionals. Lanky Quinn threw a few semi-circle punches to floor Bell twice in the first round. Quinn went ahead to take the third round and the championship." Other names mentioned: Robert Hayashi and Ko Yamada.
Newspaper clippings of Alfred Quinn basketball games. Clockwise from Left. (1) Inter-Club Tourney Finals Wednesday. Spanish Club maintained its undefeated lead. [Alfred] Quinn and [Koshi] Ando starred for the winners scoring from all angles. (2) Vike Hi-Y Walloped by First Presbyterians. African Methodists vs. Calvary Baptists. Quinn Statistics: G-3 FT=1 F=2.(3)Spanish Club Drubs Travel Club, 43-29.SMJC (Spanish Club) -LACC (Travel Club) conference basketball game. Koshi Ando of Spanish Club scored 9 points. (4) Spanish, Pre-Legal, French Clubs Win First Contests In Intramural Basketball Tourney. Intramural basketball tournament, 12 teams divided into 2 leagues. "After their first game, in which they defeated the German Club, 27-14, the Spanish Club looks like a good thing to capture the American league crown. This team boasts two classy players in [Alfred] Al Quinn and Koshi Ando, who both hit the bucket for 10 points in their game."
Newspaper clippings of Alfred Thomas Quinn as speaker at the last Adult High School Graduation and another clipping of "Graduation Takes Three Ceremonies" mentioning Alfred Thomas Quinn's speech "Self-Fulfillment in the '90's."
Newspaper Clippings from January 1993 featuring Santa Monica College. Topics include a grant from the Southern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, a missing student Katrina "Trina" Elizabeth Montgomery and Alfred Thomas Quinn elected vice-chair of the Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees.