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San Joaquin Valley College (Woodbridge, Calif.) Collection
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The San Joaquin Valley College Collection includes founding documentation for the school, related legal opinions, and administrative records. Also included are academic catalogs and bulletins, school newspapers, and invitations and programs related to student activities and organizations. In addition, the history of the college is chronicled in newspaper clippings and published and unpublished essays and articles.
In 1878, the Church of the Brethren in Christ established its headquarters in Woodbridge, California. One year later, it opened Woodbridge Seminary, a preparatory school, which in 1883 became San Joaquin Valley College a four-year institution. The college graduated its first class two years later and a total of approximately fifty students before closing its doors in 1897 due to competition from better-financed institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Notable among its graduates was Congressman Marion DeVries, who later became U.S. Tax Collector for the Port of New York. The college's curriculum included traditional classical courses, as well as business, music, and art.
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