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Friday, October 25, 2013

CLOUDS OF WAR BEGIN TO GATHER OVER THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY 1936

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY           2013

Donna Hubbard was a busy woman overseeing the energetic students and faculty of Van Nuys High School in 1936. As principal, she was unlikely to be thinking about the role her community would play in a world wide war in just over four years.
Note: This posting is an example of how seemingly separate artifacts can become evidence toward a larger picture, revealing life in the San Fernando Valley. 

Donna Hubbard Principal of Van Nuys High School in 1936 

When the Van Nuys High School graduates of 1936 finished their last years of college (if they continued in the ROTC),  they would find themselves quickly in harms way.

ROTC Promotion Certificate January 22, 1936 - Earle March -  Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Tammy Bain 2013 Littleton, Colorado. (click on image to enlarge.) 

 Civics Class "Current Affairs" clippings - November 12, 1935 - Earle March - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Tammy Bain 2013 Littleton, Colorado. (click on image to enlarge.)
Civil war in Spain - a Rome Berlin Axis agreement - war between the world's empires simmers.

Did the Van Nuys High School boy who prepared this notebook of current affairs recognize the possible disruption to his life that a war would make? 


Van Nuys High School ROTC students 1936


Van Nuys High School yearbook 1936 - Earle March - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Tammy Bain 2013 Littleton, Colorado.

2 comments:

mrpostcard@charter.net said...

Thank you Tammy Bain, these items are priceless.

mrpostcard@charter.net said...

Thank you Tammy Bain, these items are priceless.