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It's graduation day
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Hyde, Alan
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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
Valley Times Collection
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
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