University of La Verne

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In October 1891, Lordsburg College opened its doors to some 65 students in an unused, land-boom hotel in the new town of Lordsburg, California. As the decades passed, the college became one of the most prestigious institutions of Southern California. Detailed here in over 200 vintage images is the history of the University of La Verne, from its first degree granted in 1914, to the eve of its 110th anniversary. Described in its alma mater as "a dear favored spot, that shall ne'er be forgot," the University of La Verne has seen 3 name changes, 17 presidents, and over 40,000 alumni. The photographs in this volume chronicle the history of this grand institution, from the earliest buildings and dirt basketball courts of the late 19th century, to the new 2001 law school and wooden floors of the Supertents. Filled with diverse images from the University Archives, author Marlin Heckman compiles a visual heritage of the school that can be recognized by students and alumni alike, including the Women's Glee Club of the 30s, the origins of Build La Verne Day, Founders Hall, painting The Rock, and even Leo the Mascot.
ISBN: 9780738508207
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Campus History
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Marlin Heckman graduated with a bachelor's degree from, what was then, La Verne College, and has been the University Librarian at the University of La Verne for over 25 years. With a special forweard by University President Stephen Morgan, this book is a pictorial tribute to an institution that has served and educated its community for over 100 years.
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