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.
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.
Source: College Archives