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750 are graduated from Pierce, Valley
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Goldwater, Jeff
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Original print has visible crease down middle.
The Clarence W. Pierce School of Agriculture is a two-year community college in Woodland Hills, California. It opened in September 1947, with 70 students and 18 faculty members and is part of the Los Angeles Community College District. The school's initial focus was crop cultivation and animal husbandry, and still retains a large swatch of open fields for hands-on working farm training. In 1956 the school was renamed Los Angeles Pierce College.
Photograph article dated June 15, 1962 partially reads, "Dr. A. Ewing Konold told a Pierce College commencement audience Thursday night that man must not forget human values in this age of science. Meanwhile, Valley College graduates were encouraged by Dr. Stafford L. Warren, dean of UCLA's Medical School, 'not to crouch in terror, but stand up and look at life.' More than 750 students received associate in arts degrees during the graduation ceremonies held in stadiums at the two colleges."
1 photographic print :b&w ;28 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Pierce College--Students
Community colleges--California--Woodland Hills (Los Angeles)
Community college students--California--Los Angeles
Commencement ceremonies--California--Los Angeles
Academic costume--California--Los Angeles
Diplomas--California--Los Angeles
Universities and colleges--Faculty
Audiences--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Woodland Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
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