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Sonoma Valley Union High School commencement announcements, 1915 and 1918
SPC.00025
Collection Overview

Title:

Sonoma Valley Union High School commencement announcements, 1915 and 1918

Creator/Contributor:

Sonoma Valley Union High School (Sonoma, Calif.)

Abstract:

The collection contains commencement exercise announcements for the 1915 and 1918 Sonoma Valley Union High School graduating classes. The 1918 announcement includes a card for E. Lester Hawkins and an envelope addressed to Miss Esther Hawkins of Oakland, Calif.

Date:

1915 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Sonoma Valley Union High School (Sonoma, Calif.)
Commencement ceremonies -- California -- Sonoma
Hawkins, E. Lester
Hawkins, Esther

Note:

Repository: History & Genealogy Library, Sonoma County Library, Collection no. SPC.00025.
This collection is unprocessed. Please contact the Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library for access; for contact info and current hours, see https://sonomalibrary.org/locations/sonoma-county-history-and-genealogy-library
Access: No restrictions. Available for research during Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library business hours (see https://sonomalibrary.org/locations/sonoma-county-history-and-genealogy-library for current hours).
Finding aid available online via the Online Archive of California.
In the 1891 Sonoma's first high school used the three-story Cumberland College building located on Broadway. During the eight years of its existence, the college flourished and had at one time as many as 400 students, mostly from other parts of California and nearby states. It was closed when the State University of California campus opened in Berkeley. Sonoma Valley Union High School had its first commencement in 1894, graduating two students. The Principal from 1897 to 1901 was Benjamin Weed. San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake tumbled buildings in Sonoma, among them the high school. Students attended classes in a church basement and the upstairs of Clewe’s store on the corner of Broadway and Napa Street, until a new school was built on the foundation of the old Cumberland College. Classes, varying in size from three to more than a dozen continued in this building. Over time, the campus was transformed through a number of building projects. The high school is still in existence and remains the only high school in Sonoma. In 2018, the school served over 1300 students.
Materials in English.
Gift: donor unknown
[Identification of item], Sonoma Valley Union High School commencement announcements, 1915 and 1918. SPC.00025, History & Genealogy Library, Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa, CA.
Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.

Type:

Announcements.
Archival materials

Physical Description:

1 (0.1

Language:

English

Identifier:

https://oac.cdlib.org/search?query=SPC.00025
SPC.00025

Origin:

No place, unknown, or undetermined

Copyright Note:

This collection is unprocessed. Please contact the Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library for access; for contact info and current hours, see
Access: No restrictions. Available for research during Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library business hours (see https://sonomalibrary.org/locations/sonoma-county-history-and-genealogy-library for current hours).
Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.

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https://oac.cdlib.org/search?query=SPC.00025