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Valeska Foss High School scrapbook 0396
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  • Title: Valeska Foss High School scrapbook
    Collection number: 0396
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Container: 1
    Physical Description: 1.0 linear ft. 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1916-1919
    Abstract: "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.
    creator: Contreras, Valeska Foss

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

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


    The scrapbook was donated to USC's Gerontology Center in 1980 by Valeska Foss Contreras.

    Preferred Citation

    Valeska Foss High School scrapbook, Collection no. 0396, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Abraham Lincoln High School (Los Angeles, Calif.). -- Alumni and alumnae
    Abraham Lincoln High School (Los Angeles, Calif.). -- History-Sources
    Andrus, Ethel Percy -- Archives
    Contreras, Valeska Foss -- Archives
    High school students--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    High schools--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources