BUILDING A GREAT MUSEUM FOR THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Recently, Justin Height of Lompoc, California donated a manuscript and bound UCLA Masters thesis to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley. The works, entitled "Settlement Patterns of the San Fernando Valley, Southern California", are an important addition to The Museum's library of Valley history and culture. Lewis H. Height Jr. was a man of many interests and positive efforts.
His son Justin stated that it was his pleasure to donate the works "...with the hope that my Dad's work will benefit future research and posterity. He was truly an exceptional man, and his accomplishments are many. His interests spanned many segments of human knowledge, including obscure pursuits such as genealogy, philately, rare silver utensils, Chinese art, British sporting prints, and a massive personal library of fiction and non-fiction alike."
Lewis Henry Height Jr
Lewis Henry Height Jr. was born on April 20th, 1927. "In 1940, his father took a defense job and the family moved to Los Angeles where Lewis graduated from Eagle Rock High School in May of 1945. After high school Lewis was immediately drafted into the Army and was assigned to to the 277th General Hospital Unite at Northington General Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He entered UCLA in the spring of 1947, and graduated in June 1950 was a BA degree in Geography." He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Lewis completed a Masters degree in Geography from UCLA in August 1953.