Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Working with Ralph D. Cornell (1908-1972), who would go on to become supervising landscape architect at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from 1937 to 1972, architect Harry K. Vaughn developed a general plan for the Fullerton Junior College in 1935. The general plan, which was featured in the November 1936 issue of California Arts and Architecture, was inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia, and consisted of rectangular classrooms, administrative, and recreational buildings arranged in axial fashion around a central library. Federal relief funds were available, and the Board of Trustees hoped to complete all of the buildings shown on the plan in ten years.