Schools in West Adams and Nearby Communities of South Los Angeles

Links to the Photo Database of the Los Angeles Public Library

Not every school in West Adams and South Los Angeles is represented in the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Database, but a fair number have at least a smattering of photos. We have divided them by level and created links from the master list at the top of the page to each section. Take a look and see if your school is there. We have supplied addresses where we could find them. The titles and descriptions are by the Los Angeles Public Library. Our comments or additions are in square brackets. The number of photos clearly do not match the popularity of any particular school but depend on the donations of pictures the library has received. The photo above is a biology class at Manual Arts High School in 1939.

 

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Elementary Schools

  • 20th Street Elementary School
  • 32nd Street Elementary School
  • 36th Street Elementary School
  • Arlington Heights Elementary School
  • Florence Avenue Elementary School
  • Mark Twain Elementary School
  • Menlo Avenue Elementary School
  • Raymond Avenue Elementary School
  • Vermont Avenue Elementary School
  • Vernon Elementary School
  • Virginia Road Elementary School
  • Wadsworth Elementary School

Junior High and Middle Schools

  • Audubon Junior High School
  • Foshay Junior High School
  • John Adams Junior High
  • Lafayette Junior High School
  • Mt. Vernon Junior High School (now Johnnie Cochran Middle School)

High Schools

  • Dorsey High School
  • Jefferson High School
  • Jordan High School
  • Loyola High School
  • Manual Arts High School

Colleges

  • Frank Wiggins Trade School  (Now Los Angeles Trade Technical College)
  • University of Southern California - USC

Other Schools and Educational Institutions

  • Little Citizen Nursery School
  • Piano students

Elementary Schools

20th Street Elementary School

1353 E. 20th Street

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Title: Class picture, 20th Street School, 1921


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Title: Boys in class picture, 20th Street School, 1921


32nd Street Elementary School

822 W. 32nd Street

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Title: Group photo of donor and classmates, 1952

Description: Group photo of donor and her grammer school classmates, standing in the doorway. Donor is in the middle. Photo taken: 1952.


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Title: Donor in grammar school, 32nd Street School, 1952

Description: Photo of donor in grammar school at 32nd Street School, taken in 1952. Classmates: Stanley Caldwell, Anne and Jean Yamashita at the board.


36th Street Elementary School

[There is no longer a 36th Street Elementary School in LAUSD.]

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Title: Class photo of students at 36th Street School, 1929


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Title: Halloween festival at 36th Street School, c. 1941


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Title: 36th Street Elementary School Choir, 1946


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Title: Thirty-sixth Street School Safety Committee, 1958


Arlington Heights Elementary School

1717 7th Avenue

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Title: Philip Ahn visits Arlington Heights Elementary School, 1954


Florence Avenue Elementary School

Present-day Florence Avenue Elementary School is at 7211 Bell Ave.

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Photographer: C.C. Pierce & Co.

Title: Florence Avenue School, 1884-85

Description: Group photo of adults and students gathered outside of the Florence Avenue School. Mary Gower is the teacher.


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Photographer: C.C. Pierce & Co.

Title: Florence Avenue School students, 1884-85

Description: Group portrait of the students from Florence Avenue School, Class of 1884-85. Mary Gower is the teacher.


Mark Twain Elementary School

[We are unable to locate an address but we think this school was in South Los Angeles.]

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Title: Elementary school class picture, ca.1950

Description: Class picture of African American students at Mark Twain Elementary School, which was created for Blacks after WWII.


Menlo Avenue Elementary School

4156 S Menlo Avenue

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Title: Menlo Avenue School kindergarten, 1955.

Description: 1955 kindergarten classes of Mrs. Gordinier and Mrs. Updegraff at the Menlo Avenue School. George Williams, Jr. is second from the left in the second row from the front. [NOTE: Mrs. Gordinier was our webmaster, Leslie Evans', kindergarten teacher at Menlo Ave. School a few years before this photo was taken.]


Raymond Avenue Elementary School

7511 S Raymond Avenue

 

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Title: Raymond Avenue School, 76th & Normandie, c. 1970


Vermont Avenue Elementary School

1435 W. 27th Street

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Title: First Grade Class, Vermont Avenue Elementary, [n.d.]

Description: Group photo of first grade class students at Vermont Avenue Elementary School, in Los Angeles. Teacher is Mrs. Harrison. Partial view of St. Agnes is in the background.


Vernon Elementary School

2360 E Vernon Avenue

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Title: Elementary class photo, ca 1890

Description: Group photo of Vernon Elementary School class. Ruth Fortier is standing at far left. Viola Fortier is standing third from left. Standing 4th from left is a friend named Carrie and another friend named Bessie is in front row, 4th from right. Teacher's name is Mr. Dolland.


Virginia Road Elementary School

2925 Virginia Road

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Title: Bessie Bruington Burke, a portrait,  [n.d.]

Description: Portrait of Bessie Bruington Burke, first African American teacher in the Los Angeles City Schools. She was a distinguished pioneer, humanitarian, administrator and the first African American Principal in the City of L.A. Schools. She retired in 1955 after 44 years with the Los Angeles Board of Education. [Bessie Bruington Burke was principal of Virginia Road Elementary School. There is a brief sketch of her life elsewhere in our website.]]


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Title: Staff photo, Virginia Road Elementary School, [n.d.]

Description: Group photo taken of staff members at Virginia Road Elementary School, 2925 Virginia Road, in Los Angeles. Donor was a first grade teacher at this school for 14 years, 1946-1950 and 1953-1962. Donor is standing in the second row, far left.


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Title: Class photo, Virginia Road Elementary School, 1954.

Description: Class photo of 1954 at Virginia Road Elementary School, 2925 Virginia Road, in Los Angeles. Donor was a first grade teacher at this school for 14 years, 1946-1950 and 1953-1962. Donor is standing on the far right. Located on the far left is Bessie Bruington-Burke. She was the first Black teacher and then the first Black Principal of the whole west side.


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Title: 1st grade class, Virginia Road Elementary School, 1955

Description: Class photo of 1955 at Virginia Road Elementary School, 2925 Virginia Road, in Los Angeles. Donor was a first grade teacher at this school for 14 years, 1946-1950 and 1953-1962. Donor is standing on the far right.


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Title: 1962 Class photo, Virginia Road Elementary

Description: Class photo of 1962 at Virginia Road Elementary School, 2925 Virginia Road, in Los Angeles. Donor was a first grade teacher at this school for 14 years, 1946-1950 and 1953-1962. Donor is standing on the far left.


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Title: Virginia Road Elementary School, c. 1970


Wadsworth Elementary School

981 E 41st Street

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Title: African American school boys at Wadsworth Elementary School (formerly 38th St. School), c. 1930


Junior High and Middle Schools

Audubon Junior High School

4120 11th Avenue

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Title: African American teacher with students, 1966

Description: Dorothy Sams, teacher at Audubon Jr. High School, with students, 1966.


Foshay Junior High School

(Now Foshay Learning Center)

3751 S Harvard Blvd.

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Title: Korean American boy in Foshay Jr. High School band sweater, 1930

Description: Portrait of Yin Kim in his Foshay Junior High School band sweater, circa 1930.


John Adams Junior High

151 W 30th Street

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Title: Class photo of graduating (9th grade) class of the 30th Street Intermediate School, which became John Adams Jr. High School, 1919. Ralph Bunche is in top row, far left.


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Title: John Adams Jr. High School, 151 W. 30th St. (n.d.)


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Title: John Adams Jr. High students, ca. 1965

Description: Students at John Adams Junior High School with their teacher, Ivan Baldwin, circa 1965.


Lafayette Junior High School

[There is no longer a junior high of this name in the LAUSD. It appears to have been located in South Los Angeles and numbered former Mayor Tom Bradley as one of its graduates.]

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Title: Lafayette Jr. High School, 1934

Description: Winter of 1934 class of Lafayette Junior High School posed in front of the school.


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Title: Lafayette Jr. High School, 1933

Description: A group of students at racially-mixed Lafayette Junior High School pose with a teacher.


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Title: Lafayette Jr. High School, [n.d.]

Description: Students of Lafayette Junior High School posed in front of the school.


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Title: Lafayette Jr. High School, [n.d.]

Description: Selected students at racially-mixed Lafayette Junior High School pose with a teacher.


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Title: Lafayette Junior High School officers, 1940


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Title: Lafayette Jr. High School, [n.d.]

Description: Lafayette Junior High School students in shop class.


Mt. Vernon Junior High School (now Johnnie Cochran Middle School)

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Title: Mt. Vernon Jr. High [4066 W. 17th Street], 1928

Description: Mount Vernon Junior High School, from which William Edward Hickman withdrew Marian Parker, age 12, to kidnap and murder her.


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Title: Play day, Mount Vernon Jr. High, 1941.

Description: View from the top of the school building, looks down on the play day program at Mount Vernon Junior High School. Photo dated: May 30, 1941.


High Schools

Dorsey High School

3537 Farmdale Avenue

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Title: African American custodians at Dorsey High School, c. 1970


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Title: Sign in front of Dorsey High School, c. 1970


Jefferson High School

1319 E 41st Street

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Title: Jefferson High School, 1920s

Description: Exterior view of Jefferson High School.


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Title: Jefferson High School, [n.d.]

Description: View of Jefferson High School campus and buildings in the background. Track and field is in the foreground, basketball courts are in the right corner.


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Title: African American music teacher, Sam Brown, Jefferson High School, c. 1925


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Title: African American girls in gym class at Jefferson High School, 1927


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Title: Jefferson High School students, 1935

Description: Detail of Jefferson High School class picture, 1935. Ruth Davis is in front row, 3rd from left. Ethel Arnold is in front row, 5th from left, later married Tom Bradley, who became mayor of Los Angeles.


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Title: Jefferson High School cheerleaders, [n.d.]

Description: Group of cheerleaders practising their routines.


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Title: African American man and two children in front of Jefferson High School, 1937


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Title: Jefferson High School classroom, [n.d.]

Description: Classroom students taking a test. A teacher stands at the back of the room.


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Title: Jefferson High School, [n.d.]

Description: Exterior view of Jefferson High School. A walkway leads to the front entrance of the school. Building was built in 1936 in a PWA Streamline moderne style, designed by architect Stiles O. Clements, 1883-1966.


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Title: Jefferson High School Track Team, 1946


Jordan High School

2265 E. 103rd Street

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Title: David Starr Jordan High School, 103rd St., 1926


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Title: African American couple in front of school, 1931

Description: Clifford and Drucilla Wilson in front of Jordan High School, 1931.


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Title: Jordan High School football team, 1935


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Title: Jordan High School football team, 1943

Description: Jordan High School 1943 football team photo.


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Title: African Americans in P.T.A. at Jordan High School, 1964


Loyola High School

1901 W Venice Blvd.

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Title: Aerial view of Loyola High School, [n.d.]

Description: Aerial view of Loyola High School (formerly Loyola College) on Venice Boulevard (formerly 16th Street) Across the street is Rosedale Cemetery.


Manual Arts High School

4131 S Vermont Avenueottom of Form

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Title: Manual Arts High School, 1930

Description: Exterior view of the Manual Arts High School campus on January 3, 1930. In 1934-35, architects John and Donald Parkinson built a new, streamline moderne building. This is the earlier campus.  4131 South Vermont Avenue.


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Title: Manual Arts High School, 1939.

Description: Exterior view of a new building on the Manual Arts High School campus, dedicated on April 18, 1939, named in honor of Dr. Albert Edgar Wilson, first principal of the school. He headed the faculty from 1910 to 1938. Albert E. Wilson Hall was designed by architects Parkinson and Parkinson [Donald B. Parkinson, 1895-1945] in Streamline Moderne style in PWA mode. The other buildings on campus were constructed earlier in the 1930s.


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Title: Manual Arts High School biology class, 1939


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Photographer: Sam Calvano

Title: Manual Art's vs Jefferson, football game, 1939.

Description: Manual Arts' Mickey McCardle found the going tough against Jefferson and as a result the Toilers were smothered by the Democrats, 32 to 0. Photo dated: November 11, 1939.


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Title: Page from Manual Arts High School yearbook, 1940

Description: Page from 1940 Manual Arts High School yearbook showing Artisan Staff.


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Title: Manual Arts drill team, 1941

Description: The 1941 drill team at Manual Arts High School, which was part of the Girls' League Organization for War Service.


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Title: Korean American on graduation day at Manual Arts High School, 1943

Description: Portrait of Bill Herr in graduation cap and gown at Manual Arts High School.


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Photographer: Art Worden

Title: Class interviewed by reporter, 1956.

Description: Typical of the classes interviewed is the senior class of Mrs. Dorothy Hamrick at Manual Arts High School on May 31, 1956. They are answering survey questions asked by Herald-Express reporter Dick Walton (right).


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Title: Manual Arts High School and LAUSD staff, c. 1960


Colleges

Frank Wiggins Trade School

(Now Los Angeles Trade Technical College)
400 W. Washington Blvd.

 

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Title: Frank Wiggins portrait, 1924

Description: Portrait of Chamber of Commerce Secretary Frank Wiggins in 1924. [He was the founder of the Frank Wiggins Trade School, which later became Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Trade Tech today states that it was founded in 1925, but the Wiggins school is more generally accepted to have begun in 1923, a year before Frank Wiggins' death. There is a large selections of photos of the Frank Wiggins Trade School in the Library database. We present links to only a selection here.]


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Title: Frank Wiggins Trade School, [n.d.]

Description: View of the front facade of the building used as the school.


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Title: Frank Wiggins Trade School, 1940

Description: Students are at work in a class of radio operating.


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Title: Frank Wiggins Trade School, 1940

Description: Instructor showing food service students techniques in meat cutting.


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Title: Frank Wiggins Trade School, [n.d.]

Description: Student modeling an outfit.


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Title: Frank Wiggins Trade School, [n.d.]

Description: Students practicing the tile trade by setting and laying tile.


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Title: Frank Wiggins Trade School, [n.d.]

Description: Students and an instructor in a kitchen preparing baked goods.


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Title: Frank Wiggins Trade School, [n.d.]

Description: Students pressing garments in a laundry trade class.


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Title: Frank Wiggins Trade School, [n.d.]

Description: Cosmetology students giving permanent waves and manicures.


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Title: Frank Wiggins Trade School, [n.d.]

Description: Men studing to become printers.


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Title: Cooking students at the Wiggins Trade School, [n.d.]

Description: Four cooking students pose at the Frank Wiggins Trade School.


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Title: Frank Wiggins Trade School, [n.d.]

Description: Student waitresses form a line behind a counter, a sign in the background reads:"State law prohibits smoking on school premises."


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Title: Frank Wiggins Trade School (now L.A. Trade Tech), circa 1940 400 W. Washington Blvd., [n.d.]

Description:  Students in a millinery class.


University of Southern California - USC

Vermont Avenue and Jefferson Blvd.

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Title: Widney Hall at U.S.C., a drawing, [n.d.]

Description: Artist's drawing of Widney Hall. This was the first building erected on the campus of U.S.C. and the oldest college building in Southern California. Now "Widney Hall", used by the School of Music. The building was built in 1879-80 in a Italianate style. Architect: attributed to E.F. Kysor and Octavius Morgan.


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Title: O. W. Childs, a portrait, [n.d.]

Description: Portrait of O. W. Childs [1824-1890], a successful merchant, land owner and horticulturist. He built the first L.A. Theatre. He assisted in founding the University of Southern California by donating, along with I. W. Hellman and J. G. Downey, 308 lots, which was and still is the site of the University.


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Title: Bovard Hall, Administration building at U.S.C., ca. 1920.

Description: Exterior view of Bovard Hall, U.S.C.'s Administration building. Note the arch over the entrance and windows, the architectural designs on the building and carved statues on the tower. Students may be seen coming and going in front of the hall. Building was built in 1921 in a northern Italian Romanesque Revival style designed by architects John and Donald Parkinson.


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Title: Construction of Mudd Memorial Hall, U.S.C., ca. 1925 or 1926.

Description: Construction of Mudd Memorial Hall and its tower, at U.S.C. Building was built in 1926 in a northern Italian Romanesque Revival style, designed by architect Ralph C. Flewelling.


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Title: Scenic view of Mudd Memorial Hall, U.S.C., ca. 1920's.

Description: Scenic view of Mudd Memorial Hall and its tower, at U.S.C. Building was built in 1926 in a northern Italian Romanesque Revival style, designed by architect Ralph C. Flewelling.


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Title: Lillian Copeland, female weight-thrower, 1929.

Description: Lillian Copeland was the first great female weight-thrower, setting numerous records in the shot put, javelin, and discus. The L.A. High and USC grad took the silver medal in the discus at the 1928 Amsterdam Games, the first women's track and field event to be decided in Olympic history. Four years later, at the Los Angeles Olympics, Copeland won the gold medal on her final throw. A Jewish athlete, she chose to boycott the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany. Photo dated: Aprl 26, 1929.


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Title: Edward Doheny Jr. Memorial Library, a view, ca. 1932.

Description: View is looking past the Tommy Trojan statue (right foreground), towards the Edward Doheny Jr. Memorial Library, as seen from Bovard Auditorium. Library contains over 300,000 volumes and is said to be one of the most complete of its kind in the United States. Private cubicles for graduate students, seminar rooms, and reading rooms to seat 1400 students are featured. Building was built in 1932, at a cost of over $1,000,000, and was designed by architects Cram and Ferguson with Samuel E. Lunden.


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Title: Students and patients, USC School of Dentistry, 1932.

Description: Students treating patients at the USC School of Denstistry.


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Title: Chinese students club of USC, 1932


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Title: Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. at USC film class, [n.d.]

Description: Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. [1883-1939] in a film class at USC; to his right is university president Rufus v. KleinSmid [1892-1964].


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Title: USC College students in national costumes 1935

Description: Members of the World Friendship Club at the University of Southern California in various national costumes, 1935. Mary Shon is standing second from left.


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Title: Korean American woman college student with friends at USC, 1935


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Title: Asian American women students with globe, 1935

Description: Mary (Lee) Shon, at left, with Elsie Young posing for picture as delegates for the World Friendship Club on the University of Southern California campus in 1935. Mary was a Korean delegate and Elsie was a Chinese delegate. This photograph appeared in the university catalog.


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Title: Philippine Trojan Club Dinner and Program, 1937


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Title: Edward Doheny Jr. Memorial Library, exterior view, 1939.

Description: Exterior view of Edward Doheny Jr. Memorial Library on the U.S.C. campus. A large fountain graces the middle of the walkway leading to the front of the building. Note the architectural designs. Building was built in 1931 and designed by architects Cram and Ferguson with Samuel Lunden. Photo dated: November 30, 1939.


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Title: African American fraternity (Kappa Alpha Psi) at U.S.C., 1945


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Title: Scenic view of Bovard Hall, USC, ca. 1950.

Description: Scenic view of Bovard Hall at U.S.C. Building contains Bovard Auditorium, seating 2000 persons, offices of administration and various headquarters of the Trojan's 24 schools and colleges, in addition to President Rufus B. von KleinSmid's suite. Note the architectural designs on the building and carved statues on the tower. View also shows several other buildings on the campus. Date built: 1921. Architects: John and Donald Parkinson.


Other Schools and Educational Institutions

Korean Language School

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Title: Korean language school, ca.1950

Description: Students enrolled in the Korean language school at the Korean National Association building in Los Angeles. Jefferson Blvd. and Van Buren Place.


La Dow School

4416 S. Normandie Avenue

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Title: La Dow School, 1876

Description: Students and faculty of La Dow School in 1876, located at the present site of Normandie Avenue School. The smallest boy in the front row is Philip McAnany, who later taught at the Normandie Avenue School from 1894 to 1898, and also served as principal there. Also in the photo is Minnie Aerich, later Mrs. William Behm and the mother of Mrs. Leiland Atherton Irish, Los Angeles civic and cultural leader, who died in 1936 at age 66. Later the school building was moved to the corner of Vernon and Vermont Avenues and served as a store on the ground floor and apartments upstairs.


Little Citizen Nursery School

3600 block of Jefferson Blvd.

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Title: First Class at Little Citizen Nursery School (3600 block of Jefferson), 1949

Description: First class at the Little Citizen Nursery School having lunch, 1949. Camille Steverson (at right) was the founder, owner, and teacher.


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Title: Group picture at the Little Citizen Nursery School, 1949

Description: Group picture at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Little Citizen Nursery School, 1949. Included are Camille Steverson (2nd from left), Harold Kingley (6th from left), Richard Kitner (4th from left, with shovel).


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Title: Groundbreaking at the Little Citizen Nursery School, 1949


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Title: Camille Steverson, founder, owner & teacher of Little Citizen Nursery School, 1949


Marlborough School for Girls

23rd and Scarff Streets

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Title: First Marlborough School, 1911

Description: Exterior view of the first Marlborough School for Girls at 23rd and Scarff Streets. The school occupied this building from 1889 to 1916.


Piano students

School not identified.

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Title: Afro-American piano students at 25th & Central, c. 1932