Scope and Contents
The Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts records measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1953-1989. The records include clippings, a transcript of the film The Towers, interview transcripts with the towers' creator Simon Rodia, materials related to the Watts Towers' false restoration, photographic material, and unpublished articles by Jeanne Morgan. The records were compiled by Jeanne S. Morgan, founding member, executive director, and chair (1978-1980) of the Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Committee for the Simon Rodia Towers in Watts records were donated to the Archives of American Art by Jeanne S. Morgan in 1997.
Existence and Location of Originals
This collection contains photocopies of photographs and artwork. The location of originals is unknown.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.
The collection received a preliminary level of processing after donation in 1997. The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared in 2018 by Ashley Boykins, supervised by Rayna Andrews, with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation.