This photograph appears with the article “Geologists Picture Midwest as Sahara, New Desert Foreseen in Dust-Swept Area,” Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 1935: 2. The article states: The theory that another great American desert is in the process of formation in the drought-stricken, wind-swept section of the Midwest was advanced yesterday … Their prediction is based on the dry years experienced in the Midwest since 1930, the drought and intense heat of 1934, and the current dust storms which have swept over Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Texas, and Iowa. …
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
View of Frances Howard standing in scarf and dress, handing a book to Nate Halpern, standing in collared shirt, jacket, pants, and holding books. The USC bookstore reportedly had an increase in sales of 10 to 15 percent over the last year.
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.
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