"The Girl Graduate: Her Own Book" is embossed into the leather cover of this fragile scrapbook. The volume was kept by Valeska
Foss of Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, California, between 1916 and 1919, the year she graduated from high school. The
scrapbook is filled with small photographs, invitations, notes, clippings, programs, illustrations, and handwritten descriptions
and narratives on the pages. The principal of Lincoln High School at the time was Ethel Percy Andrus who, among her many notable
achievements, was the first woman high school principal in California and the founder of AARP (American Association of Retired
Persons). The Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center at the University of Southern California is named for her and the reason
the donor gifted her scrapbook to USC.
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