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Voorhis Vikings Alumni Collection UA2011.1
UA2011.1  
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Description
This collection contains files from the Voorhis Viking Alumni, this include meeting minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings of Jerry Voorhis and the Voorhis campus, materials written by Jerry Voorhis and stories written about him. Also years of the Voorhis Vikings newsletter, directories for members from the Voorhis Alumni and a scrapbook filled with pictures, more newspaper clippings, and items from Jerry Voorhis' memorial.
Background
Jerry Voorhis always wanted to keep in touch with the alumni of the Voorhis School for Boys. Before the School was closed in 1938, alumni were welcomed back on weekends, and one of the cottages was designated as the Alumni House. After Jerry was elected to Congress and the School was closed, he continued to meet with alumni whenever possible. The meetings were ordinarily held at either the San Dimas property of the former School or at the School Camp in Mammoth Lakes. For many years, the alumni maintained the Camp. It was turned over to the Boys and Girls Club of East San Gabriel Valley in 1975. It continues to be operated by the Club as Camp Voorhis Viking. In 2002, 298 children were able to enjoy its outdoor experience. The Voorhis Viking Alumni Association also gave the Club an endowment fund to provide "camperships" for especially needy children.
Extent
1.5 Linear feet 1 Container