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Finding Aid for the Karen Brodkin Research files and recorded interviews, ca. 1980s-2000s
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Karen Brodkin Research files and recorded interviews
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1980s-2000s
    Collection number: 1914
    Creator: Brodkin, Karen.
    Extent: 5 shoe boxes, 4 document boxes (3.25 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Materials on labor, race, gender, the environment and contemporary grass roots social movements in Los Angeles communities. The materials were produced through the academic research of Karen Brodkin, Professor Emeritus in the UCLA Anthropology Department. The collection mainly consists of recorded interviews in a variety of formats including microcassette tape and cassette tape. Additionally, the collection includes audio and visual materials in VHS, DVD, and Compact Disk format as well as documents, photographs, and negatives from research in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Processing Note

    Gloria Gonzalez with assistance from Kelley Bachli, September 2012.

    Minimal Processing Notice

    In order to expedite user access, this collection has been minimally processed and described.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Karen Brodkin Research files and recorded interviews (Collection 1914). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7092226 

    Biography/History

    Karen Brodkin is Professor Emeritus in the UCLA Anthropology Department. Brodkin recieved her Ph. D. from the University of Michigan in 1971. Her research concentrates on social movements, gender, work and kinship, political economy, as well as race and contemporary North American cultures. Selected works of Brodkin's include Power Politics: Environmentalism in South Los Angeles (2009); Making Democracy Matter: Identity and Activism in Los Angeles (2007); How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America(1988), in addition to Caring by the Hour: Women, Work and Organizing at Duke Medical Center (1988) and Sisters and Wives: the Past and Future of Sexual Equality (1979). Brodkin is also the creator of the 1998 documentary video, Let's Own It! The Struggle of the Lincoln Place Tenants Association.

    Scope and Content

    Consists of recorded interviews in a variety of formats including microcassette tape and cassette tape. Additionally, the collection includes audio and visual materials in VHS, DVD, and Compact Disk format as well as documents, photographs, and negatives from research in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Topics of the material include labor, race, gender, the environment and contemporary grass roots social movements in Los Angeles communities.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Brodkin, Karen --Archives.