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Ventura High School collection
MVC059  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: Museum of Ventura County
    Title: Ventura High School collection
    Creator: Ventura High School
    Identifier/Call Number: MVC059
    Physical Description: 3.84 Cubic Feet (1 half-size box, 2 cartons, and 2 flat boxes, 1 ledger)
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1978
    Abstract: Ventura High School is a public secondary school that was established in 1889. It is the oldest high school in Ventura. The school was originally established as a grammar school for Grades 1-8 and was located across from Park Plaza on the same site as the Post Office. The school was moved to Ann Street in 1897, Thompson Boulevard in 1911, and finally Catalina and Main Streets in 1930. The school adopted the Cougar mascot in the 1960s and the black and orange school colors, representing the two major industries in the area, petroleum and citrus farming. The school operated a senior high school for several years before splitting off from Ventura College and becoming a high school serving Grades 9-12 in 1982. The collection includes a variety of materials related to student life and extracurricular activities between the 1930s and the late 1970s, including the school's football team, the Girls' League, and the Interact Club. Materials include correspondence, awards, scrapbooks, yearbooks, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site and advance notice required for timely retrieval. Please contact the Research Library reference desk prior to your visit.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Open for research. Collection is minimally processed and may contain restricted materials. All requests to access materials must be made in advance by contacting the Research Library staff via email: library@venturamuseum.org

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Museum of Ventura County. Literary rights, including copyright, have not been determined. Contact the Research Library for further information: library@venturamuseum.org

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ventura High School collection, (MVC059), Museum of Ventura County, Research Library, Ventura, California.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Jodi and Rod Dunn; gift; 2013.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Krystell Jimenez, 2020.

    Biographical / Historical

    Ventura High School is a public secondary school that was established in 1889. It is the oldest high school in Ventura. Eugene Preston Foster served as the first school board president. The school was originally established as a grammar school for Grades 1-8 and was located across from Park Plaza on the same site as the Post Office. The school was moved to Ann Street in 1897, Thompson Boulevard in 1911, and finally Catalina and Main Streets in 1930. The original building was red brick and was rebuilt in 1958 in order to ensure it could withstand earthquakes. The school adopted the Cougar mascot in the 1960s and the color black and orange, representing the two major industries in the area, petroleum and citrus farming. The school operated a senior high school for many years before becoming a high school serving Grades 9-12 in 1982.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes a variety of materials related to student life and extracurricular activities between 1945 and 1978, including the school's football team, the Girls' League, and the Interact Club. Materials include correspondence, awards, scrapbooks, yearbooks, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is organized at the collection level with box-level description.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    High school student activities
    Students -- Social life and customs
    Ventura High School -- Archives