Over 35 years of performances, projects, exhibitions, and history collecting by the Los Angeles Poverty Department are available for scholarly and causal research in the archive on the mezzanine level of the Skid Row History Museum and Archive.
Our archive is a testament to the importance of place-keeping in a community that has been under threat of displacement for decades and continues to affirm its existence through arts, activism and organizing. The archive is available to visitors by appointment.
Our archivists are Clancey Cornell, Henry Apodaca and Zachary Rutland.
Archivist bios click HERE
FINDING AIDS – Coming Soon
We are developing finding aids for our collections. These aids will soon be available in PDF format here for your review. Access of specific physical and digital material is limited to the museum.
We welcome all community members, researchers, students, and visitors! If you would like to visit the archive to learn more, or make an appointment to view specific collections, contact [email protected]
If you are interested in volunteering in the archive, or starting an internship with us.
Events and Programs
We are preparing to hold collection days where we will provide an opportunity for community residents and local organizations to contribute materials to the archive. More soon!