Register of the Frontline Photograph Collection, 1979-1990

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Register of the Frontline Photograph Collection, 1979-1990

Collection number: PH 002

Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research

Los Angeles, California

Contact Information:

  • Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
  • 6120 S. Vermont Avenue
  • Los Angeles, California 90044
  • Phone: (323) 759-6063
  • Fax: (323) 759-2252
  • Email: archives@socallib.org
  • URL: http://www.socallib.org
Processed by:
Michael Packard
Date completed:
Oct. 1998
© 2000 Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Frontline Photograph Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1979-1990
Collection number: PH 002
Creator: Frontline
Extent: 3 document cases

1 cubic feet
Repository: Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research.
Los Angeles, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles.  The Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research query prior to making a visit.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single copies of any portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from a collection. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frontline Photograph Collection, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Frontline, a bi-monthly newspaper, began in April 1983. Its mission was to represent the interests and causes of the working class under its masthead slogan On the Frontline in the Struggle Against War and Racism. The political perspective underlying Frontline was developed in the theoretical journal Line of March, and it was through the editorial board of the journal that the resources to launch Frontline were concentrated. Published in Oakland, California, Frontline was financed through subscription and donation, refusing to run commercial advertising of any kind. In an attempt to create a more united left, in early 1990 the staffs of Frontline and the leftist magazine North Star Review joined together with other progressive minded individuals to start Crossroads. A monthly magazine, Crossroads ran from June 1990 until its demise in August 1996. A few of the photographs in the collection were used in Crossroads, but the vast majority are from Frontline.
Approximately 95 percent of the photograph collection covers the period from 1980-1990 and is divided into three categories:
  1. subjects; documentary photographs of places, events, groups, and activities used to illustrate the issues and concerns of the editorial staff.
  2. individuals; arranged alphabetically by last name.
  3. oversize prints; consisting of six 11 × 14 photos
While the individuals category includes many political leaders and activists of the 1980s, the subjects category features an assortment of fascinating and compelling images from that decade including the Contra war, nuclear disarmament and gay rights marches, Jesse Jackson's presidential campaigns, and revolutionary events around the world. There are also many photos illustrating the history of the labor movement in the 1980s, and a unique collection of activist singers and musical groups.

Container List

 

I. SUBJECT FILE

 

ART/EXHIBITS

Box 1, Folder 1

General

 

AFRICA

Box 1, Folder 2

Agriculture/Industry 1958-1979

Box 1, Folder 3

Cape Verde Decolonization 1975

Box 1, Folder 4

Chad Repatriation 1981

Box 1, Folder 5

Famine/Relief 1980

Box 1, Folder 6

Africa, General

 

CONTRA WAR

Box 1, Folder 7

Casualties/War Damage 1979-1987

Box 1, Folder 8

Eugene Hasenfus Incident 1986

Box 1, Folder 9

Sandinista Forces 1979-1987

 

DEMONSTRATIONS

Box 1, Folder 10

Abortion Rights 1984-1989

Box 1, Folder 11

African Intervention 1984-1986

Box 1, Folder 12

Apartheid 1985-198

Box 1, Folder 13

Aquino Assassination/Philippines 1983-1986

Box 1, Folder 14

Bakke/Affirmative Action 1977-1979

Box 1, Folder 15

El Salvador 1983-1986

Box 1, Folder 16

Gay Rights 1979-1989

Box 1, Folder 17

Grenada 1983

Box 1, Folder 18

Latin America Intervention 1983-1988

Box 1, Folder 19

Nicaragua/Contra War 1984-1986

Box 1, Folder 20

Nuclear Disarmament/Peace Issues 1982-1987

Box 1, Folder 21

P.L.O./Lebanon 1981-1987

Box 1, Folder 22

Racism 1985-1987

Box 1, Folder 23

Right-To-Life 1984-1987

Box 1, Folder 24

Demonstrations, General

 

EL SALVADOR

Box 1, Folder 25

Demonstrations 1984-1986

Box 1, Folder 26

FMLN 1982-1986

Box 1, Folder 27

Refugees 1981-1984

Box 1, Folder 28

El Salvador, General

 

KPFA PACIFICA

Box 1, Folder 29

40th Anniversary Dinner 1989

 

FOREIGN COUNTRIES

Box 2, Folder 1

Afghanistan

Box 2, Folder 2

China

Box 2, Folder 3

Guatemalan Refugees 1982-1984

Box 2, Folder 4

Kampuchea (Cambodia) 1980-1984

Box 2, Folder 5

Pakistan

Box 2, Folder 6

Latin America

Box 2, Folder 7

Soviet Union

 

JACKSON, JESSE

Box 2, Folder 8

1984 Presidential Campaign

Box 2, Folder 9

1988 Presidential Campaign

Box 2, Folder 10

Jackson, Jesse, General

 

LABOR

Box 2, Folder 11

AFL-CIO Conventions 1984-1989

Box 2, Folder 12

AFSCME Convention, S.F. 6/19/84

Box 2, Folder 13

Hormel Workers Strike 1986

Box 2, Folder 14

Kaiser Nurses Strike 1986

Box 2, Folder 15

Labor Day Marches, N.Y.C. 1983-1984

Box 2, Folder 16

Labor March, S.F. 7/15/84

Box 2, Folder 17

Las Vegas Hotel Workers Strike 1984

Box 2, Folder 18

Labor, General

 

LOS ANGELES RELATED

Box 2, Folder 19

General1980-1990

 

NICARAGUA

Box 2, Folder 20

Agriculture/Industry 1979-1985

Box 2, Folder 21

Children

Box 2, Folder 22

Demonstrations 1979-1989

Box 2, Folder 23

Leaders/Politicians 1979-1989

Box 2, Folder 24

Linder, Benjamin 1987

Box 2, Folder 25

Ortega, Daniel 1979-1989

Box 2, Folder 26

Nicaragua, General

 

PHILIPPINES

Box 3, Folder 1

Aquino, Corazon

Box 3, Folder 2

Demonstrations 1985-1987

Box 3, Folder 3

Government Forces 1986-1987

Box 3, Folder 4

Rebel Forces 1986-1987

Box 3, Folder 5

Philippines, General

 

POLITICS

Box 3, Folder 6

Activist Singers/Musical Groups 1984-1986

Box 3, Folder 7

African-American Issues 1983-1989

Box 3, Folder 8

Conferences/Events 1983-1989

Box 3, Folder 9

Democratic National Convention 1984

Box 3, Folder 10

Democratic National Convention 1988

Box 3, Folder 11

Environmental Issues 1988-1989

Box 3, Folder 12

Gutierrez, Luis 1986

Box 3, Folder 13

Mason, Vernon 1985

Box 3, Folder 14

Rainbow Coalition 1984-1988

Box 3, Folder 15

Washington, Harold 1884-1987

Box 3, Folder 16

Women's Issues/NOW 1983-1987

 

VIETNAM

Box 3, Folder 17

Industry 1984-1988

Box 3, Folder 18

Cambodian/China Wars 1977-1979

Box 3, Folder 19

Vietnam, General

 

II. INDIVIDUALS FILE

Box 3, Folder 20

A-F

Box 3, Folder 21

G-L

Box 3, Folder 22

M-R

Box 3, Folder 23

S-Z

 

III. OVERSIZE FILE

Box 3, Folder 24

Santa Cruz protest,April 1994

Physical Description: (5 prints)
Box 3, Folder 24

Community meeting, Kiskamahock

Physical Description: (1 print)