Aerial view of Laney College 1970

Laney College Digital Archives

Timelines, Documents, Photographs and History, Including Biographical Information About Joseph C. Laney

Laney College Digital Archives

The Laney College Digital Archives website explores the history of Laney College, from its beginnings in 1927 as Central Trade School to its place today as a comprehensive community college serving the residents of the Peralta Community College District.

This website includes timelines, biographical information about Joseph C. Laney, historical articles and documents about the college, and lots of pictures.

Laney College 1950s Aerial View

Photo (above): A 1950s aerial view of the lands south of Lake Merritt showing Auditorium Village, a wartime housing project, the Exposition Center, and Exposition Field.

The site was later cleared for Frank Youell Field, the campus of Laney College, the Oakland Museum of California and Bay Area Rapid Transit facilities. Photograph by William A. High, Director of Audio-Visual Education, Oakland Unified School District.

Photo courtesy of Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room.


Aerial view of Laney College 1970

Aerial View of Current Laney College Current (Fallon Street) Campus in 1970

Source: College Archives