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USC President Dr. Rufus B. von Kleinsmid receives a diploma from French Consul Henri Didot, Los Angeles, 1928
Date Created and/or Issued
January 10, 1928
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
A different photograph of Dr. Rufus B. von Kleinsmid taken on the same occasion appears with the article, "Educator's Work Brings Distinction From Aboard; Honor Paid Von KleinSmid; French Decoration for Aiding Learning Pinned on Educator at Notable Biltmore Gathering," Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 1928: A1.
During a ceremony at the Biltmore Hotel, French philanthropist Lucien Brunswig (far left) stands beside French Consul Henri Didot as he hands the diploma of the Order of L'Instruction Publique to USC President Dr. Rufus B. von Kleinsmid, for his work in promoting international education and good will. Kleinsmid was also made an office of the order and awarded a medal. On his right is retired French Capt. Charles Vical, who started a French language school in Los Angeles.
Text from negative sleeve: Von Klein Smid [sic], Rufus B. Dr. & Mrs.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
College presidents--California--Los Angeles
Vical, Charles, b. 1875 or 76
Brunswig, Lucien N. (Lucien Napoleon), 1854-1943
Kleinsmid, Rufus Bernhard von, 1875-1964
Didot, Henri, 1874-1968
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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