Hugh O. La Bounty
served as president of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona from 1978 to 1991 and
previously was a faculty member and administrator at the university. The collection contains
correspondence, photographs, clippings, speeches, reports, publications, La Bounty's thesis
and dissertation, and audiovisual materials.
Hugh Orvice La Bounty, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 22, 1927. His family
eventually moved to Southern California and he grew up in Long Beach. After graduating from
high school, La Bounty served in the Navy during World War II before attending college. He
attended Humboldt State College (later known as Humboldt State University) for a year and
then transferred to the University of Redlands. In 1950, he earned a bachelor's degree in
history and, two years later, earned a master's degree in the same discipline from the
University of Redlands. After La Bounty earned his undergraduate degree, he was hired for
his first teaching position at Citrus High School and Junior College in Azusa, California.
18.3 Linear Feet
(26 boxes, 6 flat file folders)
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