Institute for Arts and Media

Harry Adams

Harry Adams (1918-1988)

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The photographs of Harry Adams were seen for thirty years on the pages of the California Eagle and the Los Angeles Sentinel. Adams also photographed for scores of churches, social organizations, and private clients. Adams was probably one of the best-known people in the community: he and his camera were an omnipresent part of social life from 1955-1988. 

Collection Includes: 
Churches - Buildings, Choirs, Congregations, Political and Religious leaders.Jersy Joe Walcott
Adlai Stevenson- Illinois governorJim Brown
Archie MooreJoe Louis
Augustus Hawkins-CongressmanJudge Stanley Mosk- State Supreme Court
Bishop Daddy GraceJulian Bond
Bob HopeLeon Washington-Founder Los Angeles Sentinel
Coretta Scott KingLos Angeles-Freedom Riders
Dick GregoryLouis Armstrong
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Fifty Photographs)Malcolm X
Ed Roybal-Latino Activist and CongressmanMayor Sam Yorty
Eleanor RooseveltMayor Tom Bradley
Ella FitzgeraldMuhammad Ali
Fats DominoNat “King” Cole
Frank SinatraPresident Jimmy Carter
Gilbert Lindsay-Los Angeles City CouncilmanRalph Abernathy
Governor Edmund BrownRoy Wilkins-President of the NAACP
Groucho MarxSammy Davis Jr.
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