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Title
Group at the University of California
Alternative Title
Shades of L.A. Photo Collection
Contributor
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1927
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and educational use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/orderinguse.html for additional information.
The contents of this collection are restricted to personal, research, and non-commercial use. The Library cannot share the personal and/or contact information of the donors, their descendants, or associates who contributed photographs and oral histories to the collection.
Description
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.
Ralph Bunche, left, with a group at the Southern Branch of the University of California on Vermont Avenue. The original campus for UCLA was located at the site of Los Angeles City College. 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.
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;18 x 23 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00001807
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: African American Community
S-000-538 120
CARL0005003303
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/80378
Subject
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)
East Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Shades of L.A. African American photographs
Group portraits
Time Period
1921-1930
Source
Taylor, Jane.

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