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The History of Occidental College, 1887-1937

Cleland, Robert Glass

Published by Occidental College. 1937. Los Angeles., 1937
Condition: Collectible-Very Good Hardcover
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Cloth backed boards. Illustrations. Ward Ritchie's own copy. Printed by the Ward Ritchie Press. Page sides and bottoms are uncut. The author, a graduate and faculty member of Occidental College, provides a brief history of the settling of Southern C alifornia and Los Angeles. The completion of the transcontinental railroad started a new migration to the Pacific Coast and revolutionized the social and economic life of Southern California. He recounts the origins of the College in 1887 as a "libe ral arts college under Presbyterian direction". Tuition was $50 for the year. The annual charge per student for board, laundry, light, heat, tuition and all other expenses was $300.00. "The above charges", parents were assured in the catalogue, "cov er every necessary expense. There are no incidentals. It is a mistake to give money to the student for indiscriminate use. All such money should be furnished through the President or some other member of the faculty". The College became fully funct ioning with the addition of more subjects, sports activities and social organizations. The author traces the College's expansion through the years. Bookseller Inventory # 3348

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Title: The History of Occidental College, 1887-1937

Publisher: Occidental College. 1937. Los Angeles.

Publication Date: 1937

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible-Very Good

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