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About this collection

The collection consists of more than 2,000 digitized 35mm slides of murals in Los Angeles photographed by Robin Dunitz. The murals date from 1925 to the early 2000s and were photographed by Dunitz in the late 1980s and early-mid 1990s to early 2000s.

The photographer, Robin Dunitz, was a long time resident of Los Angeles, and an independent researcher on the city's murals. She was a vice president and tour director of the Murals Conservancy of Los Angeles. She published/co-published several books on murals:

  • James Prigoff (co-author). Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals. Pomegranate Press, 2000.
  • Street gallery: guide to 1000 Los Angeles murals. Revised edition, RJD Enterprises, 1998.
  • James Prigoff (co-author). Painting the towns: murals of California. RJD Enterprises, 1997.

Dunitz's archival collection on Los Angeles murals is housed in the USC Architecture and Fine Arts Library. A brief listing of the contents of the archival collection may be found in the finding aid at Robin Dunitz California and Los Angeles Murals Files.

 

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