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Karen Brodkin research files and recorded interviews
1914  
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Processing Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Title: Karen Brodkin research files and recorded interviews
    Collection number: 1914
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.25 linear ft. (5 shoe boxes and 4 document boxes)
    Date: ca. 1980s-2000s
    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. Additionally, the collection includes audiovisual materials as well as documents, photographs, and negatives from research in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
    Language of Materials: English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. 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.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    SERIES CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Karen Brodkin Research Files and Recorded Interviews (Collection 1914). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7092226 

    Processing Information

    Processed by 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.

    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

    The collection mainly consists of recorded interviews in a variety of formats. Additionally, the collection includes audiovisual materials 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.
    University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Anthropology--Faculty--Archives.