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Title supplied by cataloger.; Image is a reproduction. The University of California, Los Angeles, also known as UCLA, was founded in 1881 as the Los Angeles branch of the California State Normal School. In 1919 the school obtained university status and became the Southern Branch of the University of California, located at 855 N. Vermont Avenue. In 1927 the name was changed to the University of California at Los Angeles. On May 31, 1929 the university opened its new campus in Westwood on land sold for $1 million dollars. In 1958, the name changed slightly again when the "at" was dropped, and became simply University of California, Los Angeles or UCLA. Today, UCLA has the largest enrollment of any university in the state. The Pre-legal Club at the Southern Branch of the University of California on Vermont Avenue. Ralph Bunche is in the second row, first on the right. The valedictorian of his class at Jefferson High, Ralph Bunche was an all-around athlete who competed in football, baseball and track. He attended UCLA when the school campus was located on Vermont Avenue, playing basketball on an athletic scholarship. Later he helped to write the charter for the United Nations. Bunche won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950 for his efforts in developing peace agreements in the Middle East.
1 photographic print :b&w ;18 x 23 cm. Photographic prints
Bunche, Ralph J.--(Ralph Johnson),--1904-1971 University of California, Los Angeles College students--California--Los Angeles Universities and colleges--California--East Hollywood (Los Angeles) Clubs--California--Los Angeles East Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Shades of L.A. Collection photographs Shades of L.A. African American photographs Group portraits