These are papers of community organizer Kristin Ockershauser, primarily documenting efforts in the early 1970s organizing
residents in two public housing projects in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles: the Park Western Organization for Positive
Action (at Park Western) and Neighbors United for Action (at Barton Hill).
Kristin Ockershauser became involved in organizing among low-income communities after receiving her master's degree in social
work from UCLA's School of Social Welfare in 1967, where she studied under long-time organizer Warren C. Haggstrom. As an
advocate at the Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach, she worked with such groups as the Welfare Rights Organization.
7.5 legal boxes;
2.75 linear feet
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