Tuesday, August 27, 2013

History of Southern California and Los Angeles, 1880-1932

The USC Emeriti Center College in collaboration with the San Marino Historical Society, cordially invites you to participate in this six-session class, Health, Wealth and Intellect: John Randolph Haynes, USC and the Making of Los Angeles, 1880-1932 which will be taught by DR. JOHN G. (TOM) TOMLINSON. Dr. Tomlinson is the former Associate Dean of the Gould School of Law and has served as an administrator, instructor, and researcher of USC and southern California history for the past 32 years. The class will take place in the Library’s Barth Community on the following six Thursdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon: September 26, October 3, October 10, October 31, and November 7 and November 14.

Using the life of John R. Haynes (1853-1937) L.A. physician-millionaire-philanthropist and the development of USC, these lectures track the growth of Los Angeles from a dusty town of 12,000 in 1880 to an international metropolis approaching 2,000,000 in 1932 when the city hosted the Olympic Games. Participants will explore Los Angeles as a place of tuberculosis sanatoria, citrus orchards, oil fields, aqueducts, film sets, airports, with a diverse and international peoples. An avid student of Los Angeles history, Dr. Tomlinson will present cameos of the people who built this great city. He will share original publications that contain their visions of the future for the vast southern California region. He also will share an extensive collection of photographs and postcards.

The fee for the class is $60. Reservations are required, so please contact: ecrsvp@usc.edu or call (213) 740-7122. Mail your check payable to USC Emeriti Center College, and mail to 3715 McClintock Ave., 220, L.A., CA 90089-0191. For further Information, contact: Jerome B. Walker, Ph.D., Director, jbwalker@usc.edu or Judith C. Diaz, Assistant Director, judydiaz@usc.eduUSC Emeriti Center College, emeriticollege.usc.edu, (213) 740-8841.