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Democracy training starts early in Pacoima school
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Hyde, Alan
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated February 13, 1961 partially reads, "At the Vena Avenue Elementary School in Pacoima they'll be talking about he Erickson-Duffy presidential race for years. Kennedy and Nixon are virtual unknowns to the young voters at this school who have just elected Caleen Erickson, 11, president of the student council. The voters - third through sixth graders - picked her over Brenda Duffy, 11, by secret ballot Friday in an election conducted with all the trappings, and solemnity, of the national presidential campaign." Pictured, from left, are President Caleen Erickson, Brenda Duffy; M.L. Snyder, teacher and election advisor, and Basil Elenez.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Vena Avenue Elementary School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Vena Avenue Elementary School (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Students
Vena Avenue Elementary School (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Faculty
Student government--California--Los Angeles--Elections
Student government--California--Los Angeles
School children--California--Los Angeles
Elementary school teachers--California--Los Angeles
Children--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Ballot boxes--California--Los Angeles
Elementary schools--California--Los Angeles
Schools--California--Pacoima (Los Angeles)
Pacoima (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Arleta (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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