Category Archives: Education

Nov. 4, 1947: East L.A. Junior College Observes ‘Women’s Week’; Jokes Ensue

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Nov. 4, 1947: Although it isn’t mentioned, this sounds like a riff on “Sadie Hawkins Day,” founded by “Li’l Abner” cartoonist Al Capp, who has been … Continue reading

Posted in 1947, Comics, Education | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Nov. 3, 1947: University of Wisconsin Groups Back Women Facing Eviction for Dating Blacks

.

Posted in 1947, African Americans, Education | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Oct. 30, 1907: ‘Brat Frat’ Defies Ban by L.A. High School

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Oct. 30, 1907 Los Angeles The young men of Los Angeles High School have issued a direct challenge to the Board of Education, defying its authority by enlisting fraternity members despite a … Continue reading

Posted in 1907, City Hall, Education | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oct. 19, 1907: Toku, Abandoned by Man Who Claimed to Be Wealthy, Denied a Divorce

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Oct. 19, 1907 Los Angeles On a visit to Japan, K. Tsuneda of California met an attractive young woman named Toku. Telling her family that he was a wealthy Stanford student, Tsuneda … Continue reading

Posted in 1907, Crime and Courts, Education, Immigration | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Oct. 13, 1907: 2 Die in Tong War

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Oct. 13, 1907 Los Angeles Gunmen imported from out of town by the Hop Sing Tong entered the tailor shop of Lem Sing at 806 Juan St. in Chinatown and under the … Continue reading

Posted in 1907, Black Dahlia, Books and Authors, Crime and Courts, Education, Food and Drink, Homicide, LAPD, Streetcars | Leave a comment

Sept. 18, 1947: Navajo Teenagers Arrive at Sherman Institute

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. RIVERSIDE—A contingent of 369 Navajo Indian boys and girls from New Mexico and Arizona has arrived at Riverside’s famed Sherman Institute. Many of the youngsters, who … Continue reading

Posted in 1947, Education | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sept. 16, 1907: Occidental Upperclassmen Enforce Fashion Law — No Cords for Freshmen!

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 16, 1907 Los Angeles Occidental’s fall semester has gotten underway with a boisterous gathering in the Hall of Letters. The first order of business was to punish underclassmen who dared to … Continue reading

Posted in 1907, Education, Fashion | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Aug. 30, 1907: Rabbi Leads Campaign to Open Hebrew University in L.A.

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Aug. 30, 1907 Los Angeles Led by Rabbi Alfred Arndt of Congregation Beth Israel, the local Jewish community hopes to open what The Times describes as “the only Hebrew university within the … Continue reading

Posted in 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911, Black Dahlia, Books and Authors, Education, Religion, Streetcars | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Aug. 23, 1907: Motoring to Yale, L.A. Student Averages 29 Miles Per Day

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. William Renwick, recent graduate of Pomona College, was to attend Yale in the fall, and rather than more mundane modes of travel decided to head East by auto in what he hoped … Continue reading

Posted in 1907, Black Dahlia, Books and Authors, Education, Transportation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Aug. 22, 1947: 5 L.A. Women Doctors Honored at Medical Convention

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Girls aspiring to careers should follow women physicians’ example—many have both satisfactory home and professional lives, Dr. E. Mae McCarroll of Newark, N.J., told National Medical … Continue reading

Posted in 1947, African Americans, Education, Medicine | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Aug. 17, 1947: At UCLA’s Gayleyville , Tough Times for Married Veterans

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Married veterans attending the Los Angeles campus of the University of California have discovered that the dollar—unlike some bank checks—doesn’t stretch like rubber. They have found … Continue reading

Posted in 1947, Education | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aug. 2, 1907: Dr. Lucy Hall-Brown Dies

Note: This is an encore post from 2006 and reflects the minimal online resources that were available 12 years ago.  Aug. 2, 1907 Los Angeles The Times reports the death of Dr. Lucy Hall-Brown, a prominent woman physician who was … Continue reading

Posted in 1907, Education, Medicine, Obituaries, Streetcars | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Robert Ryan Fights for Quality Education

  Jessica and Robert Ryan, photo courtesy of Mary Mallory. Known as much for his intense, brooding performances onscreen as his passionate defense of causes off it, actor Robert Ryan cared deeply about whatever he focused his attention on. While … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Film, Hollywood, Hollywood Heights, Mary Mallory, San Fernando Valley | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

July 27, 1907: Mayor Harper Calls for More LAPD Officers, New Library, More Schools

Above, Mayor Harper’s goals for his administration. Note especially item No. 11–more police officers–and item No. 17: new schools. Note: This is an encore post from 2006. July 27, 1907 Los Angeles One of Mayor Harper’s promises in taking over … Continue reading

Posted in 1907, Black Dahlia, Books and Authors, City Hall, Education, LAPD, Streetcars | Leave a comment

July 11, 1907: Arts Education Will Be Seen as Essential — Someday

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. July 11, 1907 Los Angeles Among the presentations at the current educators convention is a seminar on teaching the arts. If you have ever attended a colloquium on arts education or listened … Continue reading

Posted in 1907, Education, LAPD, Streetcars | 1 Comment

July 10, 1907: L.A. Times to Native Americans ‘Work or Starve’

  Note: This is an encore post from 2006. July 10, 1907 Los Angeles Among the features of an educational conference being held in Los Angeles is a group of Native American students brought by Francis E. Leupp, the commissioner … Continue reading

Posted in 1907, Education, Native Americans | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

June 28, 1947: College Makes Women Unfit for Marriage, L.A. ‘Expert’ Says

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Meet Paul Popenoe, who appears in hundreds of stories in The Times (including 11 in 1947), often as the elder statesman of family counseling in Los … Continue reading

Posted in 1947, Education | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Black L.A. 1947: ‘Why Negro Girls Stay Single’ by Pauli Murray

June 19, 1947: The Sentinel publishes a few paragraphs on Pauli Murray’s essay, which appeared in the July 1947 issue of “Negro Digest.” Murray’s essay is frequently cited, but it doesn’t appear online. According to the Sentinel, Murray said that … Continue reading

Posted in 1947, African Americans, Books and Authors, Crime and Courts, Education | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

June 14, 1907: 3 Berkeley Students Walk Home to L.A. in 27 Days

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. June 14, 1907 Los Angeles Like many young men, Stuart, Sayre and Maynard decided to walk home from school—but it was a bit farther for these college friends because they were going … Continue reading

Posted in 1907, Education, Hollywood, LAPD, Transportation | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Black L.A. 1947: USC Film Student Refuses ‘Uncle Tom’ Role in Radio Play

June 5, 1947: USC film student James C. Johnson, a member of the Delta Kappa Alpha cinema fraternity, said he would not play a role in a student’s radio play because it depicted “the Negro as stereotype,” the Sentinel said. … Continue reading

Posted in 1947, African Americans, Education, Film, Radio | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment