The Watts Towers Arts Center (WTAC) files consist of materials from John Outterbridge's time as a director. There are files on arts programs and events run by the WTAC, by-laws, budgets, fundraising, reports, correspondence, program proposals, printed materials, and information on the jazz, art, and drum festivals. There are also files on various organizations that worked in tandem with WTAC in order to provide services and art programming to the Watts area of Los Angeles.
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The John Outterbridge papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
John Outterbridge papers, 1953-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.