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.
By Ajay Singh
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.