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Al Clark, professor of humanities, presented his oral history documentary that chronicled the housing experiences of 46 ULV alumni ranging from the academic years of 1891 to 2019. / photo by Danielle De Luna

Al Clark, professor of humanities, presented his oral history documentary that chronicled the housing experiences of 46 ULV alumni ranging from the academic years of 1891 to 2019. / photo by Danielle De Luna

Al Clark, professor of humanities, played a sneak peak of his documentary that chronicles the experiences of 46 University of La Verne alumni Tuesday in the Executive Dining Room. 

The 42-minute documentary, titled “From the Victorian Hotel to Vista La Verne,” is an artistic interpretation of an article Clark recently submitted to an academic journal called The Oral Historian. 

The alumni in Clark’s documentary spoke about their housing experiences, among other topics, from the time they were students, between 1891 and 2018. 

Clark said the University of La Verne has the second largest collection of its own oral history, among higher education institutions.

He said he hopes this documentary will serve as a way to keep a historical record of the University’s many fast paced transformational changes. 

For more information about Clark’s oral history, visit laverne.libguides.com/oralhistory.

Clark’s presentation kicked off the 2019-2020 faculty lecture series, which is presented by the La Verne Academy. 

The next lecture in the series will be “My Last Lecture: Quotes for the Days… or How I Sleep at Night” by Loretta Rahmani, chief student affairs officer, at noon Tuesday in the Executive Dining Room.

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