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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
Circa 1986
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and educational use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
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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Glenda Ahhaitty was born in Phillips, Texas and is of Cherokee, French, and English descent. She moved as a child with her family to Anaheim, California in 1954. As a junior in high school she began working at the newly-opened Disneyland in the Indian Village store. While working there she met her husband, who was Kiowa and Comanche. They married in 1960 and had four children. She attended Fullerton Community College (now Fullerton College) and then worked at a greeting card company for 10 years. In 1972 she got a job at Rockwell International in Downey, where she worked for 15 years, and worked in space shuttle development, engineering business management, public and government relations, and as a board draftsman. She also obtained her B.S. in Public Administration and an A.A. in Computer Science during this time. She spent 6 years at McDonnell-Douglas working on C-17 missile systems. She also worked with the American Indian Engineering Society, Indians in Federal Government, and the L.A. City County Indian Commission. "
American Indian dancers Donna and Walter.
1 photographic print :b&w ;23 x 16 cm.
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Native American Community; Shades of L.A.: Kiowa Community; Shades of L.A.: Comanche Community; Shades of L.A.: Cherokee Community
S-007-062 120
Indian dance--North America
Native Americans--Clothing
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Shades of L.A. Native American photographs
Ahhaitty, Glenda.

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