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Leuzinger High School Collection

Identifier: SPC-2013-002

Scope and Contents

The Leuzinger High School Collection (1906, 1929-2010; undated) consists of various school related materials beginning from its establishment in 1930 until 2010. This collection is arranged into five series. Series I: Photographs contains images of students, teachers, class pictures, administration, and sports teams; Series II: History, Scrapbooks, and Ephemera contains notes, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, sports programs and other material regarding the history of Leuzinger High School and the Leuzinger family as well as documents related to the fine arts and music departments, career center, reunions, commencement, and others; Series III: Pylon Yearbooks contains Leuzinger high school yearbooks; Series IV: "The Olympian" and other publications contains issues of "The Olympian" newpaper, "Leuzinger Hi-Lights", and "The Alumnus"; and Series V: Centinela Valley Union High School District and other education material contains an Inglewood high school yearbook from 1930, images of candy stripers and student teen volunteers for Hawthorne Community Hospital, Centinela Valley Union High School District publications and directory, and a California Teachers Association bulletin.


  • 1906, 1929-2010; undated

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.


There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Leuzinger High School History

Leuzinger High School (LHS) is one of three comprehensive high schools in the Centinela Valley Union High School District (CVUHSD) located in the city of Lawndale, approximately 20 miles southwest of the city of Los Angeles. Leuzinger High School opened on January 27th, 1930 in Lawndale, with 275 students and 13 faculty members. The school was named after Adolph Leuzinger (1859-1931) in recognition of his 25 years of service on the Board of Trustees of the Inglewood Union High School District. The first LHS senior class graduated during the time of the 1932 Summer Olympics that were currently being held in Los Angeles, in recognition of this the LHS mascot was named the “Olympians” and the symbol stands as the same Olympic rings.


11 boxes (11 boxes and 1 map folder)

6.55 Linear Feet


The Leuzinger High School Collection consists of various school related materials beginning from its establishment in 1930 until 2010. Contents include: class photographs and images taken of team sports, teachers, and students; sports programs; issues of "The Olympian" newspaper; yearbooks; musical and theater programs, and audio recordings; The Alumnus newspaper, commencement programs, aerial views and layouts of the LHS campus and facilities; scrapbooks; documents related to the history of the high school and Leuzinger family; and material related to Centinela Valley Union High School District.


Arranged in five series:

  1. Series I: Photographs (1930s-1950s; 1960, 1968, 1971, 1977, 1986, 2000, 2002, 2009-2010; undated)
  2. Series II: History, Scrapbooks, and Ephemera (1906, 1929, 1930-1955, 2000, 2008-2010; undated)
  3. Series II: Pylon Yearbooks (1936-1977 1985, 1998, 2010)
  4. Series IV: " The Olympian" newspaper and other publications (1930, 1948-1951, 1960-1977)
  5. Series V: Centinela Valley Union High School District and other educational material (1930, 1958, 1963-1979, 1984, undated)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials in this collection were transferred by the Leuzinger High School and collected by archives staff.

Processing Information

Processed in 2014; 2022.

Inventory of the Leuzinger High School Collection
Madeline Morehouse; Karen Clemons
2014; 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections Repository

University Library South -5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson CA 90747