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NHPRC Project Is Underway As Graduate Student Assistant Processes Two Collections

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Jessica Geiser, hired as the graduate student assistant to work on the NHPRC project, recently processed two of our archival collections.  The B. Lamar Johnson and the James C. Moore papers are now open and available for research. A brief description about each of the collections is below.

B. Lamar Johnson was a highly distinguished educator known as “the father of the community college” due to his extensive contributions to the study and development of community college education. The collection contains correspondence, reports, speeches, administrative papers and publications from Johnson’s tenure at Stephens College, UCLA, and Pepperdine University, as well as other educational organizations and activities with which Johnson was involved.  The bulk of the materials date from 1952 to 1983. Click here to view the finding aid.

Johnson (third from left) posing with other participants on the steps of Royce Hall at UCLA in 1950 at the summer workshop “California Study of General Education in the Junior College.”

James C. (J.C.) Moore was an administrator for a number of colleges, serving most notably as controller and vice president for Pepperdine University. The papers contain correspondence, subject files, memorandums, articles, photographs, news clippings and programs related to Moore’s career in education as well as his personal life. The bulk of the materials date from 1956 to 1971. Click here to view the finding aid.

Moore receiving an award for his service in education, July 1969. The award was presented by Kenneth Hanh, a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Moore’s wife is also in the picture.

To set up an appointment to view the collections or to learn more about the project please contact Katie Richardson at (310) 506-4323 or

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