Guide to the Bob Wobbrock Gardena High School Papers, 1952-1964, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0932
Creators:
Gardena High School
Wobbrock, Bob
Dates:
1952-1964
undated
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
3 boxes
4 electronic discs (cd)
Repository:
This collection consists of yearbooks, school newspapers, sports programs, photographs and other documents from a California high school in the 1950s-1960s (bulk 1952-1956).

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection provides insight into the lives of teenagers in California in the 1950s. The publications, particularly the newspapers, document the educational experiences and social activities of students as seen through their eyes. The photographs illustrate some of the sporting events while the yearbooks provide detailed information about the student body. Bob Wobbrock, a graduate of the winter class of 1956 saved the records of this high school created while he was a student.
Series 1, Publications, 1952-1964 consists of the school's newspapers, yearbooks and football game programs. Students in journalism class and print shop created the school newspapers,
The Lark
and
Smoke Signals.
This collection offers a complete run of
The Lark
during this period and eight copies of
Smoke Signals
from the period 1956-1964. Also included are four CDs consisting of copies of
The Lark
and
created by
Wobbrock to share with classmates. The school's yearbook,
El Arador
,
meaning
the plowman, came out before summer vacation, and there are four copies included among these materials. The materials are arranged first by type and then in chronological order.
Series 2, Photographs, 1953 1955 1956 undated, includes football games, cheerleaders, track races, and other social activities used in the yearbook. The materials are arranged by subject.
Series 3, Documents, 1953-1956 includes one high school diploma, one hall of fame certificate and five athletic letter certifications.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged in three series.
Series 1, Publications, 1952-1964
Series 2, Photographs, 1953 1955 1956 undated
Series 3, Documents, 1953-1956

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Helen Aitken (volunteer) and Adrienne Cain (intern), 2008 supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist, 2008.
Separated Materials
Artifacts were also donated to the Museum's Division of Culture and the Arts. See accession number 2006.3098.
Author
Helen Aitken (volunteer) and Adrienne Cain (intern), supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated by Bob Wobbrock in 2006.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Technical Access: Do not use original materials when reference copies are available.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
Bob Wobbrock Gardena High School Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Yearbooks -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-1960 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
High schools -- Alumni and alumnae Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
High school students -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
High school student activities Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
High school athletes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives