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The Tom & Ethel Bradley Photograph Collection

The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center's Photograph Collection, in the University Library Digital Collections, highlights images from individual photographers' body of work. The Photograph Collection contains thousands of images documenting African Americans in Los Angeles and images documenting transnational economic violence in Mexico. The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center's archive contain over one million images produced by Los Angeles-based photographers. For a complete listing of the collections visit the Bradley Center Collections page. 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 University Library to support research.

The African American collections contains rich documentation of the Civil Rights Movement and its leaders as well as local churches, politicians, musicians, entertainers, athletes, and social organizations. This collection features the work of photographers Harry Adams, Charles Williams, and Guy Crowder. Visit the Bradley Center Oral Histories page to view the Oral History collection containing interviews about living in Los Angeles during the Civil Rights Movement.

Featured from the Border Studies Collection is photojournalist, Julián Cardona. 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. Oral histories of border residents conducted in 2012-2015 can be found at the Bradley Center Oral Histories page.

PHOTOGRAPHS ARE REGULARLY ADDED TO THESE COLLECTIONS. Check for updates or follow us on FaceBook or Twitter to receive updates.

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.

To inquire about the use of these images, please contact the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center.

Harry Adams and crew


Harry Adams portrait

Harry Adams

African American Collections

About Harry Adams
Guy Crowder portrait

Guy Crowder

African American Collections

About Guy Crowder
Charles Williams portrait

Charles Williams

African American Collections

About Charles Williams
Julián Cardona portrait

Julián Cardona

Border Studies Collections

About Julián Cardona
Richard Cross portrait

Richard Cross

Border Studies Collections

About Richard Cross