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PW-234844-16

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA 90089-0012)
Deborah Holmes Wong (Project Director: 07/21/2015 to present)
Giao Baker (Co Project Director: 06/09/2016 to present)

The Fire Last Time: Digitizing the Independent and Webster Commission Records on the 1992 L.A. Civil Unrest

Digitization of 182,264 pages of archival records and 291 hours of audiovisual recordings of the Independent and Webster Commissions, convened to investigate the 1991 Rodney King beating and the 1992 civil unrest in Los Angeles.

Our project will digitize for free online public access the records of the Independent and Webster Commissions, which investigated the causes of the 1991 Rodney King beating and the 1992 civil unrest. Upon its conclusion, we will publish 182,264 pages of historical records and 291 hours of audiovisual recordings in the USC Digital Library and the Digital Public Library of America.

Project fields:
U.S. History; Urban History; Urban Studies

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2016 – 12/31/2018