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PhotographÂ was edited for publication purposes 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 caption dated June 16, 1961 reads, "Pierce College graduates, top, filed into their Woodland Hills stadium Thursday to receive diplomas, see presentation of awards, and hear talk by Pierce College President John B. Shepard. Pierce graduates are listed on page 4. At the 12th commencement of Los Angeles Valley College, Dr. Abraham Kaplan, lower photo, spoke to graduates on 'The Myth of Maturity.' Arthur F. Gardner, president, board of education, Los Angeles City Schools, conferred degrees."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00135823 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d042_f30_i16 CARL0005624385 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/65870
Los Angeles Pierce College Community colleges--California--Woodland Hills (Los Angeles) Commencement ceremonies--California--Los Angeles Academic costume--California--Los Angeles Diplomas--California--Los Angeles Universities and colleges--Faculty Men--California--Los Angeles Woodland Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs Portrait photographs