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Kroll (Dennis) Collection
SPC.2019.043  
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Series I: Compton Yearbooks 1930-2009 1954-1960

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

This series contains junior high school and senior high school yearbooks from Compton, California.
box 1, box 2, folder 1

Compton Senior High School Yearbooks 1930, 1954-1957, 1959-1960

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Yearbooks for 1930 and 1957 are photocopies. Also includes a photocopy of the 1954 commencement exercises, and some yearbooks belonged to Kroll (class of 1957) and his wife, Barbara (nee Baker) Kroll (class of 1959) and contain signatures and notes from other students.
box 2, folder 2

Compton High School 50th Anniversary Photo Album October 3, 2009

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 3-4

Compton Junior High School Yearbooks (photocopies only) 1932, 1942

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 5

Enterprise Junior High School Yearbook 1951

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 6-7

Roosevelt High School Yearbooks (photocopies only) 1949, 1951

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 8-10

Roosevelt Junior High School Yearbooks 1952-1954

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Yearbooks contain signatures and notes from other students.
box 2, folder 11-12

Frank L. Walton Junior High School Yearbooks 1959-1960

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Yearbooks belonged to Bob Austin, and contain signatures and notes from other students.
 

Series II: Books and Media 1853-2002; undated

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

This series contains books and media belonging to Dennis Kroll.
box 2, folder 13

Photocopy of "[Sixty years in Southern California] 1853-1913, containing the reminiscences of [Harris Newmark]" 1916

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 14

Photocopy of "Kelly Field in the Great World War" , 2nd. Edition. Edited by Lieut. H.D. Kroll 1919

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 15

Photocopy of "Water Department city of Long Beach, California. History and Annual Report, 1943-1944" 1944

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 16

"Luskey's Compton Criss Cross City Directory and Home Blue Book Edition" March 1962

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 1-3

"Clock Identification and Price Guide" by Roy Ehrhardt, books 1-3 May 1977, March 1983, February 1987

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 4

Photocopy of "California Brand Book 2002", State of California Department of Food and Agriculture, Bureau of Livestock Identification 2002

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 5

DV-R labeled "Kroll and Spotsville" undated

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 6

CD-R labeled "Arne Pico from Denmark Visits USA/PICOPARC" undated

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 7

Booklet entitled "Theodore R. Goodwin, Three Views" by Ardis Walker, Horace Albright, and Ron Miller. Edited by Tony Kroll. Keepsake No. 18, published for the 29th Annual Death Valley '49ers Encampment, November 9-12, 1978 1978

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 8

"The Anchor". United States Naval Training Center, San Diego, California. Company 483. [book] undated

Language of Material: English.
 

Series III: Research Materials 1900-2017; undated

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

This series contains research material mostly from Wikipedia, Ancestry.com, and other websites regarding Los Angeles and Compton history. Dates in this series reflect both creation date, such as dates visable in photocopied images (when applicable), as well as dates from when copies were downloaded and printed from websites.
box 3, folder 9

African American Community. Research mostly related to Buffalo Soldiers and Lt. Col. Allensworth undated

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 10

Benjamin Davis Wilson- Wikipedia entry June 19, 2017

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 11

Biddy Mason- Wikipedia entry, Ancestry, and other internet research June 16, 2017

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 12

Chief Two Guns White Calf- photocopy of two images undated

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 13

Compton City History- mostly images printed from USC Digital Library; copies of city directories; and other printed documents 1894-1956; undated

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 14

Compton Family History- printed photographs, cenus information, and other documents mostly from Ancestry.com circa 1950; undated

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 15

Compton High School Alumni- documents about graduates printed from Ancestry.com October 2016; June 2017

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 16

Compton Union High School- photocopies of images of the school and pages from yearbooks 1929-1933; circa 1950s

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 17

Compton Junior College- photocopies of images of campus and other related images 1930s

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 18

two issues of "Compton Business Journal" March 15-April 15, 1996; January 2000

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 19

Dennis Bruce Shedd memorial service program (two copies) June 2013

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 20

Photocopies of material related to Dennis Kroll and Charles Kroll from Ancestry.com and Compton High School yearbooks October 2016, June 2017

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 21

Photocopies of directories, cenusus, and voter registrations for Compton, California and Los Angeles County 1900, 1951, undated

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 22

Dominguez High School photocopy image of the Class of 1962; photocopies of Dominguez Slough map 1962, undated

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 23

Don Klosterman- Wikipedia entry; and tribute article (photocopy) undated

Language of Material: English.
box 4, folder 1

Harmon Higgins- mostly images printed from CSU Dominguez Hills digital collections, and other internet research January 8, 2011; undated

Language of Material: English.
box 4, folder 2

photocopy of "evacuation and resettlement study" for Taigoro Jack Miyahara June 3, 1943

Language of Material: English.
box 4, Folder 3

Jewish Americans- Jewish Virtual Library article on Los Angeles; and excerpt from American Jewish Yearbook 1909 (photocopies) March 5, 2015

Language of Material: English.
box 4, folder 4

Kroll Family- photocopies of images, voter registration lists, material from Ancestry.com, and other documents 1900-1957, 2009

Language of Material: English.
box 4, folder 5

Los Angeles- photocopies from select pages from "History of Los Angeles County"; Los Angeles City Directory; and other documents November 18, 2010; undated

Language of Material: English.
box 4, Folder 6

Long Beach- photocopies of images and a map 1905; 1910; 1946; undated

Language of Material: English.
box 4, folder 7

Lynwood- photocopies of an image, brief history, and "6-4-4 Plan" 1950s; undated

Language of Material: English.
box 4, folder 8

Mexican War- photocopies of maps; images; Wikipedia entries for Maximilian I of Mexico and Girandoni Air Rifle; information about Fort Moore February 2011, February 2012

Language of Material: English.
box 4, folder 9

Photocopies of maps; images; Ancestry.com entries; and other material mostly related to Compton history circa 1900-2010; undated

Language of Material: English.
box 4, folder 10

Photocopies of material related to gravesites and memorials undated

Language of Material: English.
box 4, folder 11

Norwalk- photocopies of images, maps, and city directories 1950s; undated

Language of Material: English.
box 4, folder 12

Pico Family- photocopies of mostly images of family members and of the Pico house undated

Language of Material: English.
box 4, folder 13

Polly Bergen- Wikipedia entry, and photocopies of photographs undated

Language of Material: English.
box 4, folder 14

Photocopy of "Stories fo the Rancho San Pedro" by R.G. Gillingham (two copies) undated

Language of Material: English.
box 4, folder 15

Theodore (Ted) Koopmans- biography and Ancestry.com census data 1930; December 6, 2006

Language of Material: English.
box 4, folder 16

Wilmington- "Wilson College in Wilmington, the First Coed Campus in the West" (photocopy); Wikipedia entries; and other documents August 24, 2013; undated

Language of Material: English.
box 5

Research related to Compton circa 1950s-2003; undated

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

This box contains photocopies of Compton High School and Junior High School newsletters; programs for events and reunions; obituaries; information related to alumni; information related to Power Sports Wagon; census records; images; materials related to the Watson family; and other material.
box 6-7

Series IV: Photographs circa 1943-1987; undated

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

This series contains photographs taken on trips to Virginia City, Nevada, Madonna Inn, Mission San Juan Bautistia, Soledad Mission, San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo; images of Kroll's family; images of the Pico family and Pio Pico State Historic Park; images taken at Compton [high school] reunions; photocopies of Colin P. Kelly Elementary School class photographs (1943-1951); and other photocopied images taken in Compton. Also included are images taken by Jerry Gerhard Victor Barsch of buildings in Compton after the 1933 earthquake. Oversized photographs of Bunker Hill; Angels Flight; Downtown [Los Angeles] at Broadway; and an autographed Claude and Cliff Trenier poster are located in Box 1.