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Class Change from Top of Old Physics Building, Royce Hall in Background,1966 (Ansel Adams)

Detail from "Class Change from Top of Old Physics Building, Royce Hall in Background, 1966" (Ansel Adams)

Originally the Los Angeles State Normal School founded in 1881; became part of the University in 1919. The University of California, Los Angeles--UCLA for short--is the largest campus in enrollment in the University of California system.

It is located in the western part of Los Angeles with the Santa Monica Mountains as a backdrop and the blue Pacific Ocean about five miles distant. The campus is of rolling terrain and was once a part of an old Spanish land grant, the Rancho San Jose de Buenos Ayres.


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