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Spirit of advent
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Immaculate Heart College was a private, Catholic college located on North Western Avenue in Los Angeles, California. The college offered various courses including art and religious education studies. The campus was owned and operated by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who had founded Immaculate Heart Convent and High School on their 13-acre property in 1905. Its leaders in the 1950s and 60s included Dr. Anita Marie Caspary and renowned artist Corita Kent who led a much publicized rebellion against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1969. The college closed in 1981 due to financial difficulties but the all-girl high school continues to operate on the original site.
Photograph caption dated December 1, 1956 reads "The San Fernando Valley Auxiliary of Immaculate Heart College Alumnae Association has prepared panel of speakers to address Catholic parish groups of the Valley on the meaning of Advent. Two members of panel shown above with Advent Wreath are, from left, Mrs. Jack Swain and Mrs. John Russell."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Immaculate Heart College (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Alumni and alumnae
Women--California--San Fernando Valley
Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae--California--San Fernando Valley
Orators--California--San Fernando Valley
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--San Fernando Valley
Wreaths--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
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