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UCLA Lab School records
UARC.0208  
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Description
Record Series 208 contains the administrative files of the UCLA Lab School and its library, including reports, agendas and minutes, correspondence, and materials documenting the development of the elementary teaching program and credential. Also included are printed lesson plans and course materials, yearbooks, and photographs and scrapbooks documenting the school and its faculty and students.
Background
UCLA Lab School was founded in 1882, as the demonstration school of the California State Normal School at Los Angeles. Located in downtown Los Angeles, the Normal School prepared teachers for educating the growing city. By 1914, enrollment at the Normal School had far exceeded capacity, and the institution, along with the children's school, moved to a Hollywood ranch off a dirt road that later became Vermont Avenue. In 1919, the regents approved the establishment of the "Southern Branch of the University of California," a two-year college located at the normal school. The two-year college expanded and officially became the University of California, Los Angeles in 1927. Two years later UCLA moved to Westwood and the children's school began leasing property owned by Los Angeles City Schools, on Warner Avenue.
Extent
5.4 Linear Feet (5 document boxes, 1 carton, 6 flat boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. Commercial use may require additional rights that must be determined and obtained by the researcher. All requests for copyright permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Availability
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