Tom & Ethel Bradley Center
About The Bradley Center
African American Collections
Border Studies Collections
The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center was established in 1981 in the Journalism Department of California State University, Northridge by Dr. Kent Kirkton as the Center for Photojournalism & Visual History. The mission of the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center is to collect, preserve, and disseminate the visual history of the region with an emphasis on ethnic minority communities and photographers. The Bradley Center also promotes research, serves as a center for the exchange of ideas about our visual history, and contributes to the region's educational efforts through exhibitions, programs, and digital archives.
The African American section of the collection contains rich documentation of the Civil Rights Movement and its leaders as well as local churches, politicians, musicians, entertainers, athletes, and social organizations. These collections feature the selected works of photographers Harry Adams, Charles Williams, and Guy Crowder.
The Bradley Center maintains a Border Studies Collection. This collection examines the issues surrounding the border between the United States and Mexico, with a focus on immigration, human rights, globalization, and economic violence. Featured here are the works of photojournalist, Julián Cardona. Oral histories of border residents conducted in 2012-14 can be found at the Bradley Center's website.
The images contained in these collections represent an ongoing effort to digitally preserve and exhibit these important works as part of the efforts of the Bradley Center and the Oviatt Library to support research.
The digital collections of Harry Adams, Guy Crowder and Charles Williams have been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these collection records and supporting materials do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
PHOTOGRAPHS ARE REGULARLY ADDED TO THESE COLLECTIONS. Check for updates.
To inquire about the use of these images, please contact the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center