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Good deed replaces prank at Pierce
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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 April 14, 1958 reads, "Students perform good deed - Members of Phi Beta Lambda business club at Pierce Junior College paint home of polio victim Jack Best, 34, at 19041 Schoolcraft Ave., Reseda, as one of their initiation stunts in place of usual pranks. Best, at left in wheelchair, looks on with approval with wife Loraine, 32, right, as students, from left, Pat Chaney, Bob Turner, and Jack Burton, president of club, perform chores."; See image #00135809 for additional photo in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Pierce College--Students
Community colleges--California--Woodland Hills (Los Angeles)
Community college students--California--Los Angeles
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Los Angeles
Greek letter societies--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
House painting--California--Los Angeles
Painting--California--Los Angeles
Husband and wife--California--Los Angeles
Wheelchairs--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Woodland Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
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Group portraits
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