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Senator John J. Phillips, chairman of a legislative committee appointed to investigate the practices and policies of the S.R.A., Los Angeles, March 5, 1940
Date Created and/or Issued
March 5, 1940
Publication Information
Los Angeles Daily News
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Daily News Negatives
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Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Committee chairman Senator John J. Phillips (center) at the meeting of a joint legislative committee composed of seven Senators and eight Assemblymen, which was appointed to investigate policies and practices of the State Relief Administration. Some topics discussed at the hearing included S.R.A. funding of crossing guards, the transfer of S.R.A. headquarters from San Francisco to Los Angeles, how the S.R.A. leases quarters, and financial conditions, including the controversial 40% cut of relief checks. This last point drew picketers from the Workers Alliance, who marched outside the State Building during the committee’s S.R.A. hearings.
Handwritten annotation from nitrate negative: Center - Sen John Phillips
Text from original nitrate sleeve: SRA Investigation - LA March 1940; Phillips, John - Sen.; Daley, Jeanette; Picketing State Bldg. during hearing
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Legislative hearings--California--Los Angeles
Phillips, John J., 1887-1983
California. State Relief Administration
Los Angeles Daily News Negatives

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