This collection consists of yearbooks, school newspapers, sports programs, photographs and other documents from a California high school in the 1950s-1960s (bulk 1952-1956).
Scope and Contents:
This collection provides insight into the lives of teenagers in California in the 1950s. The publications, particularly the newspapers, document the educational experiences and social activities of students as seen through their eyes. The photographs illustrate some of the sporting events while the yearbooks provide detailed information about the student body. Bob Wobbrock, a graduate of the winter class of 1956 saved the records of this high school created while he was a student.
Series 1, Publications, 1952-1964 consists of the school's newspapers, yearbooks and football game programs. Students in journalism class and print shop created the school newspapers, The Lark and Smoke Signals. This collection offers a complete run of The Lark during this period and eight copies of Smoke Signals from the period 1956-1964. Also included are four CDs consisting of copies of The Lark and created by Wobbrock to share with classmates. The school's yearbook, El Arador , meaning the plowman, came out before summer vacation, and there are four copies included among these materials. The materials are arranged first by type and then in chronological order.
Series 2, Photographs, 1953 1955 1956 undated, includes football games, cheerleaders, track races, and other social activities used in the yearbook. The materials are arranged by subject.
Series 3, Documents, 1953-1956 includes one high school diploma, one hall of fame certificate and five athletic letter certifications.
The collection is arranged in three series.
Series 1, Publications, 1952-1964
Series 2, Photographs, 1953 1955 1956 undated
Series 3, Documents, 1953-1956
Artifacts were also donated to the Museum's Division of Culture and the Arts. See accession number 2006.3098.
This collection was donated by Bob Wobbrock in 2006.
The collection is open for research use.
Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Technical Access: Do not use original materials when reference copies are available.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.