COMPTON HISTORY COLLECTION, 1869-1998

Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Allan Goldman
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Archives & Special Collections
University Library, Room G-145
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3895
URL: http://archives.csudh.edu/
©2006


Descriptive Summary

Title: Compton History Collection
Dates: 1869-1998
Collection Number: Consult repository.
Collector: California State University, Dominguez Hills
Extent: 3.5 linear feet (7 boxes)
Repository: California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
Archives & Special Collection
University Library, Room G-145
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3013
http://archives.csudh.edu/
Abstract: The collection includes newsclippings, histories, flyers, newsletters, minutes, correspondence, programs, yearbooks, municipal papers, and histories related to or about the city of Compton. Subjects include commerce, education, private residences, historic preservation, city anniversaries, and natural disasters.
Language: Collection material is in English

Administration Information

Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], Compton History Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

Acquisition Information

Materials in this collection were collected by archives staff and members of the community. Some of the items were from the Heritage House Museum in Compton and Robert C. Gillingham, a local historian.

Project Information

This finding aid was created as part of Early Los Angeles/Rancho San Pedro Manuscript Cataloging Project, a CSU Dominguez Hills Library project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The project started in 2005. Project Director was Greg Williams. Project Archivists were Thomas Philo and Jennifer Allan Goldman.

History

This collection was created by combining two Compton collections: the Compton History Collection and the Heritage House Collection. Much of the materials in the Compton History Collection were donated by Robert Gillingham. The Heritage House Museum donated their papers and historical materials to the archive when they closed in the late 1970s.
The City of Compton lies within the original boundaries of the Rancho San Pedro, granted to the Dominguez family. In 1866, Francis Temple and Fielding Gibson purchased a tract of land north of the Dominguez homestead. This land, known as the Temple and Gibson Tract, was subdivided and lots were purchased by Harmon Higgins in 1866 and a group of pioneers led by G.D. Compton in 1867. The city was first incorporated in 1888 and again in 1909, with Clarence Dickison as mayor. In 1969, Compton elected its first African-American mayor, Douglas Dollarhide.

Scope and Content

Materials in this collection include newsletters, minutes, histories, correspondence, programs, yearbooks, directories, newspapers, and newsclippings. These have been organized to parallel the series and subseries arrangement of the South Bay Photo Collection.

Arrangement

Arranged in 14 series:
  • Series I. Buildings and Parks, 1940s-1961
  • Series II. Businesses, 1903-1978
  • Series III. Churches, 1886-1998
  • Series IV. City of Compton, 1869-1988
  • Series V. Clubs and Organizations, 1939-1974
  • Series VI. Earthquake, 1933
  • Series VII. Events, 1935-1988
  • Series VIII. History and Newsclippings, 1856-1994
  • Series IX. Landmarks, 1935-1987
  • Series X. Maps, 1930
  • Series XI. Pioneer Families, 1888-1968
  • Series XII. Civic Leaders, 1955-1962
  • Series XIII. Schools, 1891-1968

Indexing Terms

Subjects

Earthquakes--California--Long Beach
Earthquake damages
Methodist Church--California--Los Angeles
Public buildings
Public schools--California--Compton
Public schools--California--Employees

Geographic Areas

Compton (Calif.)

Related Material

The following collections are available in the CSUDH Archives and Special Collections:
  • Heritage House Collection
  • Robert C. Gillingham Working Papers
  • South Bay Photo Collection
  • South Bay History Collection

Container List

 

Series I Buildings and Parks 1940s-1961

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes “Compton Homes of Yesteryear,” a history of residences in Compton with photos, materials documenting the Victory Park housing development, a program from the opening of Leuders Park, and an information sheet.
Box 1, Folder 1

"Compton Homes of Yesterday" by Bennett and Margaret Forsythe (2 copies with photos) 1950

Box 1, Folder 2

Victory Park Housing Development blueprints, proposal, correspondence, newsclippings, and photo 1940s, 1960s

Box 1, Folder 3

Information sheet and newsclippings on historic buildings 1955

Box 1, Folder 4

Program for Dedication and Open House of Lueders Park Community Center and Fred Lueders Park 1961

 

Series II Businesses 1903-1978

Physical Description: 8 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes stock certificates, company newsletters, business directories, and telephone directories.
Box 1, Folder 5

Community Savings and Loan "Community News" bulletins and mural flyer circa 1956, 1961-1963

Box 1, Folder 6

Compton Home Telephone and Telegraph Company Directory No. 2 1903

Box 1, Folder 7

Compton National Bank, condensed annual statements 1932, 1935

Box 1, Folder 8

Consolidated Utilities Co., notes on early history no date

Box 1, Folder 9

Newmark Grain Company stock certificate 1915

Box 1, Folder 10

Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company newsletter, "The Plant Engineer" 1949

Box 1, Folder 11

Southern California Gas Company, history no date

Box 1, Folder 12

Compton business directories 1933, circa 1978

 

Series III Churches 1886-1998

Physical Description: 19 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes histories and notes on churches in Compton. The First Methodist subseries includes original board minutes, programs from major anniversaries, newsletters, and newsclippings.
Box 1, Folder 13

First Baptist Church history no date

Box 1, Folder 14

Catholic church notes, history of Compton Court of the Catholic Daughters of America, and brochure for LA Archdiocese no date

Box 1, Folder 15

Congregational Church Bell history no date

Box 1, Folder 16

First Ward, Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church), history no date

Box 1, Folder 17

First Lutheran Church, newsclippings 1944

Box 1, Folder 18

"The Azusa Street Revival Play" program, portraying the multi-racial Pentecostal church 1998

Box 1, Folder 19

List of churches in Compton and vicinity circa 1968

 

First Methodist Episcopal 1886-1968

Physical Description: 12 folders

Scope and Content Note

Materials from the First Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the earliest churches in Compton.
Box 1, Folder 20

Board Meeting minutes 1886-1892

Box 1, Folder 21

Reports 1903, 1913, 1924

Box 1, Folder 22

Church Directory 1928-1929

Box 1, Folder 23

70th birthday program 1938

Box 1, Folder 24

Program from the dedication of the new building 1939

Box 1, Folder 25

Organ presentation concert program 1939

Box 1, Folder 26

75th anniversary program 1943

Box 1, Folder 27

"Yesterdays of Methodism in Compton," Gillingham, for 93rd Birthday 1961

Box 1, Folder 28

Herald newsletter 1963

Box 1, Folder 29

Bulletins, advertisements, newsclippings no date, 1964

Box 1, Folder 30

List of Pastors no date

Box 1, Folder 31

Chronology 1968

 

Series IV City of Compton 1869-1988

Physical Description: 26 folders, 1 oversize item

Scope and Content Note

This series has been divided into eight subseries: Civic Buildings, Elections, Planning, Police, Post Office, Records, Transportation, and Miscellaneous. Materials in these subseries include newsletters, budgets, meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, and directories.
 

Civic Buildings 1934 1958

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Box 1, Folder 32

City Hall formal reopening program 1934

Box 1, Folder 33

Fire Department headquarters dedication program 1958

 

Elections circa 1930s

Physical Description: 1 folder, 5 oversize items

Scope and Content Note

Box 8

"To the Taxpayers of the City of Compton" broadside (oversize) circa 1927

Box 1, Folder 34

Political campaign posters, mailings, brochures and newsclippings circa 1930s

Box 8

Compton Herald, August 24 (oversize) 1934

Box 8

The Compton Review, August 21 (oversize) 1936

Box 8

Compton Journal, April 30 (oversize) 1942

Box 8

Vote for Good Government (VFGG) News, 3 unique broadsides (oversize) no date

 

Planning 1961-1968

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Box 1, Folder 35

Planning Commission information sheet, summary, and activities list 1961-1965

Box 1, Folder 36

East Central Area Planning Committee correspondence and directories 1964-1967

Box 1, Folder 37

Southern California Planning Congress notice and meeting minutes 1967-1968

 

Police 1962-1964

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Box 2, Folder 1

Compton Police Annual 1962

Box 2, Folder 2

Compton Police Annual 1963

Box 2, Folder 3

Compton Police Annual 1964

 

Post Office 1869-1961

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Box 2, Folder 4

History, notes, newsclippings, site locations, correspondence and press releases 1869-1961

 

Records 1888, 1906, 1949-1959, 1980-1990

Physical Description: 12 folders, 1 oversize object

Scope and Content Note

Box 2, Folder 5

Incorporation papers (copies) 1888, 1906

Box 2, Folder 6

City board/council minutes (typed copy) 1888

Box 2, Folder 7

Annual Report 1949

Box 2, Folder 8

Annual Report 1950

Box 2, Folder 9

Annual Report 1951

Box 2, Folder 10

Annual Report 1952

Box 2, Folder 11

Compton Public Services directory 1953-1954

Box 2, Folder 12

Annual Report 1956

Box 2, Folder 13

Annual Report 1958-1959

Box 8

Annual Report of the City of Compton, Compton Herald-American (oversize) 1958

Box 2, Folder 14

Compton city seals and logos, correspondence 1980

Box 2, Folder 15

City of Compton news releases 1988

Box 2, Folder 16

City budget 1990-1991

 

Transportation 1907, 1935, 1964

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Box 2, Folder 17

Compton railways agreements and correspondence 1907, 1935, 1964

Box 2, Folder 18

Compton street name changes no date

 

Miscellaneous circa 1940s, 1984-1987

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Box 2, Folder 19

Civil Defense brochures, maps, and armbands circa 1940s

Box 2, Folder 20

"Windows" community, arts, and news quarterly 1984-1987

 

Series V Clubs and Organizations 1939-1974

Physical Description: 23 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes histories, programs, and correspondence related to the many clubs and organizations in the City of Compton. There are also two subseries – Chamber of Commerce and Executive’s Dinner Club – which include minutes, programs, and booklets.
Box 2, Folder 21

Civic Symphony Association history, program, bookmark 1961-1963

Box 2, Folder 22

Community Center history no date

Box 2, Folder 23

Compton-Lynwood Board of Realtors program for Distinguished Service Award Luncheon 1963

Box 2, Folder 24

Executive's Dinner Club, Programs and announcements 1959-1964

Box 2, Folder 25

Executive's Dinner Club, Board meeting minutes 1959

Box 2, Folder 26

Executive's Dinner Club, Correspondence 1959-1960

Box 2, Folder 27

Hunting and Fishing Club correspondence, newsletter, yearbook 1961-1962

Box 2, Folder 28

Kiwanis Club blank attendance sheet, newsletters, programs 1936-1974

Box 3, Folder 1

Lions Club roster and information sheet 1963

Box 3, Folder 2

Little Theatre press releases and flyers no date

Box 3, Folder 3

Masonic Lodge's 50th anniversary, newsclipping circa 1934

Box 3, Folder 4

Anchor and Centennial Masonic Lodges 45th Annual Observance of Public Schools Week program 1964

Box 3, Folder 5

Pathfinder Club building (copy) 1939

Box 3, Folder 6

Poetry Club, brief history no date

Box 3, Folder 7

Rotary Club No. 1593 information sheet and programs 1958, 1962

Box 3, Folder 8

Senior Citizen Club history circa 1960s

Box 3, Folder 9

Lists of Compton clubs and organizations 1960, 1961, 1965

 

Chamber of Commerce 1941-1972

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Box 3, Folder 10

"Pertinent Statistics" 1949

Box 3, Folder 11

Informational booklets 1941, 1969, 1972

Box 3, Folder 12

Allied Arts Committee programs, rosters and memos 1959-1964

Box 3, Folder 13

"Standard Industrial Survey Summary Report" 1960, 1963

Box 3, Folder 14

Newsletter 1962

Box 3, Folder 15

History and chronology no date

 

Series VI Earthquake 1933, 1967

Physical Description: 1 folder, 6 oversize items

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of souvenirs, brochures, and newsclippings about the 1933 Long Beach earthquake.
Box 8

Earthquake Edition, March 14, 1933, Compton News-Tribune (original and copy) (oversize) 1933

Box 8

Long Beach Sun, March 11, 1933 (oversize) 1933

Box 8

Los Angeles Times, March 11, 1933 (oversize) 1933

Box 8

Mid-Cities Shopping News, March 16, 1933 (oversize) 1933

Box 8

Compton News-Tribune, March 17, 1933 (oversize) 1933

Box 8

Mid-Cities Shopping News, with Comeback Celebration program of events, September 14, 1933 (oversize) 1933

Box 3, Folder 16

Brochures, souvenir photo sets, and newsclippings about 1933 earthquake 1933, 1967

 

Series VII Events 1935-1988

Physical Description: 13 folders, 5 oversize items

Scope and Content Note

This series includes newsclippings, correspondence, and souvenirs for Pioneer Days, the Golden (50th) and Diamond (75th) Jubilees, the Centennial, and other various events.
Box 3, Folder 17

Pioneer Days newsclippings, program, ribbon, and sticker 1935

Box 3, Folder 18

Newsclippings for Flag Day and 101st Anniversary Picnic 1940, 1968

Box 3, Folder 19

Compton Centennial publication 1988

Box 8

Compton Bulletin, Centennial Issue, May 11 (oversize) 1988

 

Golden Jubilee (50th Anniversary) 1938

Physical Description: 1 folder, 4 newspapers

Scope and Content Note

Box 8

"Compton's Golden Jubilee" edition, Compton News-Tribune (2 copies) (oversize) 1938

Box 3, Folder 20

Golden Jubilee (50th Anniversary) correspondence and newsclippings 1938

Box 8

Compton News-Tribune, May 17 (oversize) 1938

Box 8

Compton Herald, May 20 (oversize) 1938

Box 8

Compton News-Tribune, May 20 (oversize) 1938

 

Diamond Jubilee (75th Anniversary) 1963

Physical Description: 9 folders

Scope and Content Note

Box 3, Folder 21

Committee meeting agenda and minutes 1963

Box 3, Folder 22

Correspondence and programs 1963

Box 3, Folder 23

"Yesterdays of Compton Culture" banquet newsclippings, program and Gillingham speech 1963

Box 3, Folder 24

Mayor's Ball napkin 1963

Box 3, Folder 25

"Compton" song and history of Compton's incorporation 1963

Box 3, Folder 26

"The Story of a City… Compton, California 1888-1963" by Gillingham (2 copies) 1963

Box 3, Folder 27

"Chronology of Compton's 75-Year History" from Herald-American 1963

Box 3, Folder 28

Certificates of congratulations from Santa Fe Springs and Norwalk 1963

Box 3, Folder 29

Newsclippings 1963

 

Series VIII History and Newsclippings 1856-1994

Physical Description: 16 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes histories of Compton, information booklets, lists of important figures and dates, and newsclippings.
Box 3, Folder 30

Temple and Gibson tract legal documents and landowner lists (handwritten and typed copies) no date

Box 3, Folder 31

G.D. Compton purchase agreement and trusts (typed copies) 1856, 1892

Box 3, Folder 32

Harshman Tract billboard no date

Box 3, Folder 33

"Facts About Compton" booklets, printed by Compton Enterprise and LA County Press 1905, 1907

Box 3, Folder 34

Newsclippings scrapbook on early days of Compton 1929-1930

Box 3, Folder 35

"Yesterdays of Compton" newsclippings of series in Compton News-Tribune (2 folders) 1934

Box 4, Folder 1

"Compton Journal Pictorial Review and 1945 Annual" 1945

Box 4, Folder 2

History of Compton for Camp Fire Leaders, including statistics circa 1950

Box 4, Folder 3

Correspondence about ownership of Lee tract from Title Insurance 1952

Box 4, Folder 4

List of mayors of Compton circa 1957

Box 4, Folder 5

"Compton: Industrial Heart of the California Southland" circa 1958

Box 4, Folder 6

Population statistics for Compton and South Bay cities 1960s-1970s

Box 4, Folder 7

Various chronologies circa 1906, circa 1923, circa 1963

Box 4, Folder 8

Histories of Compton by Gillingham, Bland, Mayo and others no date

Box 4, Folder 9

Newsclippings on history of Compton 1933, 1957-1961, 1994

Box 8

Chain of Title certificate for the Heritage House/Civic Center land, from Title Insurance and Trust Co. no date

Box 8

Compton Herald-American Leadership Edition, Sections I and II 1964

Box 8

History of the Anchor Lodge, Masonic News 1938

Box 8

Compton Herald-American, History of Anchor Lodge on its 50th Anniversary 1954

Box 8

Compton Enterprise, June 10 1909

Box 7, Folder 31

Nelson Ward scrapbook/minutes book for Beetgrowers Realty Company 1910-1930

 

Series IX Landmarks 1935-1987

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes correspondence, newsclippings, and photos of the Eagle Tree and Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery.
 

Eagle Tree 1947-1987

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Box 4, Folder 10

Correspondence, newsclippings, history, and photo of the Eagle tree 1947-1987

Box 4, Folder 11

Preservation packet from Donald McDowell, with photos 1987

 

Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery 1935-1946

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Box 4, Folder 12

"Book of Memories" Dedication and Introduction 1945-1946

Box 4, Folder 13

History, notes, booklet, and newsclippings 1935, 1944-1945

 

Series X Maps 1886, 1930-1954

Physical Description: 1 folder, 5 oversize items

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a map of Compton and the surrounding communities.
Box 4, Folder 14

Map of Compton, Lynwood, and surrounding towns 1930

Box 8

Plot survey of Compton circa 1886

Box 8

Street Guide and Map, including points of interest no date

Box 8

Street Guide and Map, including points of interest no date

Box 8

Map of Compton and Vicinity, by Thomas Bros., with "Pertinent Statistics" 1952

Box 8

Map of Compton and Vicinity, by Thomas Bros., with "Pertinent Statistics" 1954

 

Series XI Pioneer Families 1888-1968

Physical Description: 22 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of materials about and from people and families who settled and lead Compton through the late 19th and early 20th century. These materials include correspondence, reminiscences, invitations, programs, obituaries, and newsclippings. The folders labeled “Biography Project” are packets put together by Margaret Forsythe for the Heritage House. The Old Timers Gathering materials are from a group of pioneers who met regularly in the 1930s and 1940s.
Box 4, Folder 15

Andrews, Collingridge, Cressey, Davis, and Elliot circa 1960

Box 4, Folder 16

Davisson family and Pioneer Women - reminiscences circa 1960s

Box 4, Folder 17

Reminiscences of Compton Union High School and the Enterprize District School by Annette Davisson Squire 1953

Box 4, Folder 18

Hathorn, Kelsea, Lothrop, Morton, Owens, and Musselman - reminiscences circa 1945, 1960

Box 4, Folder 19

Shepard, Smith, Barron, Whaley, Welch, Winiger - reminiscences circa 1960

Box 4, Folder 20

"Record of G.D. Compton" and invitation to G.D. Compton Golden Wedding Anniversary no date

Box 4, Folder 21

Clarence Dickison, first mayor and postmaster, obituaries and newsclippings 1965

Box 4, Folder 22

Kate Glavinic memorial 1962

Box 4, Folder 23

Kent Family papers, includes marriage license, property deeds, notes, history of Kent family and Heritage House 1888, 1899, 1904

Box 4, Folder 24

"Remembering the Lucas Family" 1952

Box 4, Folder 25

Samuel Thomas Mears obituary no date

Box 4, Folder 26

"The Mealeys in Early Compton" no date

Box 4, Folder 27

Margaret Morrison, speech honoring her and memorial ceremony program 1963, 1968

Box 5, Folder 1

George Rogers, pioneer settler, newsclipping no date

Box 5, Folder 2

"My Early Life," As related by William Riggs Steele no date

Box 5, Folder 3

John Henry Stockwell, Sr., early settler and merchant, obituary 1966

Box 5, Folder 4

Frank L. Walton, early settler and civic leader, obituary, memorial program, and biography 1939

Box 5, Folder 5

Newsclipping about Judge Nelson Ward 1935

Box 5, Folder 6

Dr. Franklin Spencer Whaley biography (2 copies) and Whaley Jr. High ground-breaking flyer 1951-1952

Box 5, Folder 7

Pieces of biographical information on Compton pioneers and civic leaders, likely compiled by no date

Box 5, Folder 8

Old Timers Gathering sign-in book 1930-1948

Box 5, Folder 9

Old Timers Gathering newsclippings 1934-1939

 

Series XII Civic Leaders 1955-1989

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of newsclippings, pamphlets, obituaries, and other materials about and from men who were active in Compton politics and culture during the later part of the 20th century, including Douglas Dollarhide, the first African-American city councilman and mayor.
Box 5, Folder 10

Biography page of Del Clawson, Congressman 1963

Box 5, Folder 11

Douglas Dollarhide, Compton's first black councilman, programs for events in his honor 1963

Box 5, Folder 12

"This is Your Life Rex A. Dunn" script, banker and arts patron no date

Box 5, Folder 13

Eddie Foskett, Pacific Electric agent in Compton, obituary 1966

Box 5, Folder 14

Robert Gillingham biographical information, newsclippings, re-election pamphlet, and obituary 1955-1989

Box 5, Folder 15

Ralph Matesky, article from Herald-American 1962

Box 5, Folder 16

Dr. Ross Miller, African-American community leader, obituary 1996

 

Series XIII Schools 1891-1968

Physical Description: 52 folders, 4 oversize items (2.5 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This series includes histories, pamphlets, programs, yearbooks, correspondence, memos, and newsletters from Compton schools and school districts. It has been divided into the following subseries based on school level: Clarence A Dickison Elementary, Walton Junior High, Whaley Junior High, Compton Union High School and Junior College, Compton Union High, Compton Junior College, Compton College, Compton Union Secondary School District, Compton Union High School and Compton Junior College Districts, Compton Union High School District.
 

Clarence A. Dickison Elementary School 1968

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Box 5, Folder 17

Memory book 1968

 

Frank L. Walton Junior High School 1953

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Box 5, Folder 18

Dedication program 1953

 

Franklin S. Whaley Junior High School 1951

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Box 5, Folder 19

Groundbreaking ceremonies announcement 1951

 

Compton Union High School and Junior College 1933-1953

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Box 5, Folder 20

Campus maps, including one showing locations of tents used in lieu of classrooms after 1933 earthquake 1933, 1947

Box 5, Folder 21

Cornerstone ceremonies for rebuilding after earthquake, cornerstone contents with index 1935

Box 5, Folder 22

"Significant Facts About the Compton Union High School District and the Compton Junior College District" 1952-1953

 

Compton Union High School 1903-1923

Physical Description: 20 folders

Scope and Content Note

Box 5, Folder 23

"Red and White" yearbook, Volume 1, Number 1 (2 copies) 1903

Box 5, Folder 24

"Red and White" yearbook, Volume 2, Number 1 (3 copies) 1904

Box 5, Folder 25

Ninth Annual Report for the year ending June 30, 1905 and Announcements 1905

Box 5, Folder 26

"Red and White" yearbook, Volume 3, Number 1 (3 copies) 1905

Box 5, Folder 27

"Red and White" yearbook, Volume 4, Number 1 (3 copies) 1906

Box 5, Folder 28

"Red and White" yearbook, Volume 5, Number 1 (4 copies) 1907

Box 6, Folder 1

"Red and White" yearbook, Volume 6, Number 1 (3 copies) 1908

Box 6, Folder 2

"Red and White" yearbook, Volume 7, Number 1 (2 copies) 1910

Box 6, Folder 3

"Red and White" yearbook 1911

Box 6, Folder 4

"Red and White" yearbook (2 copies) 1912

Box 6, Folder 5

"Red and White" yearbook (2 copies) 1913

Box 6, Folder 6

"Red and White" yearbook 1914

Box 6, Folder 7

"Red and White" yearbook (3 copies) 1915

Box 6, Folder 8

"Red and White" yearbook 1916

Box 6, Folder 9

"The Spectrum" yearbook (replaced "Red and White") 1917

Box 6, Folder 10

"The Spectrum" yearbook 1918

Box 7, Folder 1

"The Spectrum" yearbook 1919

Box 7, Folder 2

"The Spectrum" yearbook 1920

Box 7, Folder 3

"The Spectrum" yearbook 1921

Box 7, Folder 4

"The Spectrum" yearbook 1923

 

Compton Junior College 1928-1949

Physical Description: 9 folders

Scope and Content Note

Box 7, Folder 5

Handbook 1928

Box 7, Folder 6

Handbook 1929

Box 7, Folder 7

Catalog 1930

Box 7, Folder 8

Circular of Information and Announcement of Courses 1931

Box 7, Folder 9

Announcement for second semester 1931

Box 8

Tartar Shield, Dedication Edition, March 27 1936

Box 7, Folder 10

"The Gettysburg Address" pageant program 1944

Box 7, Folder 11

Commencement program 1947

Box 7, Folder 12

Commencement program 1949

Box 7, Folder 13

Alma mater, music and lyrics no date

 

Compton College 1945-1963

Physical Description: 11 folders

Scope and Content Note

Box 7, Folder 14

Special Features information sheet 1945

Box 7, Folder 15

"Your Community College Reports" newsletter 1951, 1962-1964

Box 8

Compton Herald-American, Compton College Editions 1952, 1953, 1956

Box 7, Folder 16

Parking memo and map 1953

Box 7, Folder 17

Commencement program 1960

Box 7, Folder 18

Alumni Recognition Committee, awards, correspondence, lists, newsclippings 1960-1963

Box 8

Tartar Shield, October 20 1961

Box 8

Tartar Shield, May 11 1962

Box 7, Folder 19

Directory 1962-1963

Box 7, Folder 20

Commencement program 1962

Box 7, Folder 21

Commencement program 1963

Box 7, Folder 22

Sports schedules 1964

Box 7, Folder 23

Conference Champions in Sports list no date

Box 7, Folder 24

Slide show presentation, script by Gillingham no date

 

Compton Union Secondary School District 1938

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Box 7, Folder 25

Faculty Wives' Club roster 1938

 

Compton Union High School and Compton Junior Colleges School Districts 1952

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Box 7, Folder 26

Annual report "Years and Youth" 1952

 

Compton Union High School District 1959, 1970

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Box 7, Folder 27

"Talking Things Over" administrative bulletin of the school district, program and correspondence from last meeting of the Board of Trustees 1959, 1970

 

History 1891-circa 1950

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Box 7, Folder 28

Chronology of schools in Compton and region, Gillingham no date

Box 7, Folder 29

"The First Schools in Compton" history by Gillingham no date

Box 7, Folder 30

Newsclippings 1891, 1927