Oxy in the Neighborhood


I began the research leading to this project in response to an opportunity presented as a result of my receiving an Alumni Seal Award for my Community Service. This award was in part for my continuing efforts to research and document the history of the Eagle Rock Community and Occidental College.

This project is a result of the beginning of my research into the relationship and situation of Occidental in the Highland Park and Eagle Rock communities particularly the growth of Oxy in the York and Eagle Rock Valleys. Obviously this is quite a task.

The result you see here is mostly limited to the years between 1910 and 1923 when Oxy and its surroundings were undergoing major changes readjusting to the transition between a largely rural area to a growing suburb of Los Angeles. At this point a limited number of primary sources have been consulted, principally the archives of the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society, Occidental College Special Collections and College Archives and the Los Angeles Times.

The material gathered here is presented as it was found, with limited comment from your editors. The resources of Scalar are employed to explore this material in a number of ways. It is hoped that, to this beginning, more content will be added to further illuminate this ongoing story.

— Eric H. Warren ‘69

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