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VIDEO: ‘The Road to Eagle Rock’

A pictorial essay presents the early history of Occidental College and its sense of place in Northeast L.A.—from the first campuses in Boyle Heights and Highland Park to the 90041 ZIP code.

What is the earliest history of Occidental College? What is the institution’s relationship with land, the local community and the larger city? How did Oxy students and faculty get around in the late 19th century and early 20th century?

Those are some of the fascinating issues explored in a pictorial essay available for public viewing in the gallery of the Mary Norton Clapp Library at Occidental College. Featuring maps and rare historical photographs of campus life from 1887 to 1914, the exhibit was designed by Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society President Eric Warren and curated by College Archivist Dale Ann Stieber and Assistant College Acrhivist Anne Mar.

Warren led a guided tour of the show for a group of Oxy students on Thursday.

The YouTube video above is a longer version of the Oct. 18 guided tour.

Steve Thompson October 19, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Nice job on the history!
Dale October 19, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Thanks Ajay for the great video clips. The community is welcome to visit this pictorial essay exhibit in Occidental College's Mary Norton Clapp Library --best time is between 10am and 7pm. Dale Stieber, Oxy Special Collections.
Marilyn Robertson October 22, 2012 at 12:10 AM
This is such great information. Thanks to Dale and Eric and Ajay and Anne for gathering this together. Handsome layout too.

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