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Voorhis Vikings Alumni Association Records
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Description
The Voorhis Vikings Alumni Association was an alumni group for former students of the Voorhis School for Boys in San Dimas, California. The School operated from 1928-1938 and served underpriveleged boys from diverse backgrounds. After the School closed in 1938, the campus was donated to the California Polytechnic College (Cal Poly) and would eventually grow into Cal Poly Pomona. The collection includes administrative records of the association, a scrapbook, clippings, and materials about the School's headmaster Jerry Voorhis.
Background
The Voorhis School for Boys was founded Nash Motor Company executive Charles Voorhis in 1928. The Voorhis School was located in San Dimas, California and provided an education and room and board to underprivileged boys. Charles Voorhis' son, Jerry Voorhis (Horace Jeremiah Voorhis, 1901-1984), served as headmaster of the school. The younger Voorhis had developed an interest in education while a student at Yale University and later went on to earn a master's degree in education from the Claremont Graduate School.
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet 1 Container
Restrictions
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
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