This photograph appears with the article "Prehistoric Link Studied: U.S.C. Students Classify Extinct Animal Fossils Dug Up at Rifle Range, Fancy Feeding Him Peanuts." Los Angeles Times, 2 Oct. 1935: A3.
Rufus B. Von Kleinsmid awarding a diploma to an older woman graduate, with other faculty members seated, all in caps and gowns, under decorated pavilion, with Coliseum peristyle with scaffolding visible in background
About 16 uniformed football players in motion on field, with about 20 spectators, mostly men, standing and seated along wooden fence at edge of field, building with domes, houses, and mountains in background
At center, Lee Barnes, a U.S.C. vaulter, is captured falling through the air after he crosses over the bar during a record-setting vault attempt. His body is angled towards camera and facing the ground. He stretches an arm over his head as he passes behind the bar. In front of him, the bar stands at center. On the ground, another athlete stands near the left edge and watches Barnes' jump. Another man stands with his back to camera at center. In the distance, the field stretches back towards the stadium's seats, which line the background.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, June 6, 1931, Trojan Events Today Doubled, Doheny Memorial Precedes Graduation, Coliseum to See Conferring of 1330 Diplomas, Ground-Breaking to Initiate Commemorative Library
University of Southern California vice president Frank C. Touton awarding diploma to his daughter, Harriet Louise Touton, both in caps and gowns, under edge of decorated pavilion, with other faculty members looking on and Coliseum seats and American flag in background
Ralph Hill (right) and another Olympic Club team athlete crouched and ready to sprint during the track meet with the University of Southern California. Spectators fill the stadium seating in the background.