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Women's club meeting
Alternative Title
Shades of L.A. Photo Collection;
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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The contents of this collection are restricted to personal, research, and non-commercial use. The Library cannot share the personal and/or contact information of the donors, their descendants, or associates who contributed photographs and oral histories to the collection.
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Marilyn White was born in Los Angeles, California at Hoover Street Hospital on October 17th, 1944 at 1:25 a.m. Her father was a custodian for the LA Unified School District and her mother worked for the United States Postal Service. Marilyn spent her entire childhood in Los Angeles. She attended UCLA and later Pepperdine on a track and field scholarship. She graduated from Pepperdine in 1967. Marilyn competed in track and field at the 1964 Olympics, placing 4th in the 100 meter dash and 2nd in the women’s relay. After graduating university she began a career as a teacher, first as a P.E. teacher and later as a kindergarten teacher. She joined the California African-American Genealogical Society in 1988 and became recording secretary.
A gathering of Phys-Art-Lit-Mor Club members. Ella Sarah is in the front row, second from left. The name stands for physical education, art, and literature to reflect its purpose to improve the body and mind. The club is one of the oldest women's clubs in Los Angeles and hold teas and programs at their meetings with speakers on a variety of topics.
1 photographic print :b&w ;18 x 24 cm.
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: African American Community; Shades of L.A.: Native American Community;
S-000-090 120; S-000-336 120 (Additional print)
Phys-Art-Lit-Mor Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Women--California--Los Angeles--Societies and clubs
Women--California--Los Angeles
Clubs--California--Los Angeles
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Shades of L.A. Native American photographs
Shades of L.A. African American photographs
Group portraits
Time Period
White, Marilyn.

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