Four Issues of The Catalina Wheel, 1933-1935. CATALINA ISLAND SCHOOL FOR BOYS.

Four Issues of The Catalina Wheel, 1933-1935

Avalon, CA: Printed by the Catalina Islander for the Catalina Island School for Boys, 1933-1935.

Four issues (Volume II, Numbers 2-4 and Volume III, Number 2) spanning the period December 1933 to February 1935. Each issue is 4 pp, measures 10.75 x 15 inches, and has been folded horizontally. Some general handling wear, but very good overall. The Catalina Island School for Boys was an exclusive boarding school located at Toyon Bay on Santa Catalina Island. Established in 1928, it aimed to combine classical education with “character-building” outdoor activities modeled on those of the Boy Scouts. The school had a short period of success, attracting wealth students and sending them off to Ivy League schools, but it closed in 1943 after Toyon Bay was taken over for military use during World War II. These scarce newsletters offer considerably insight into daily life at the school. Articles cover sports, boating and fishing, talks given by faculty, books added to the school library, incidents of life on the island, school plays, club activities, improvements to school facilities, social events, holiday festivities, etc. Short essays, stories, and travelogues by students appear on the back page of each issue. We find no record of this publication in OCLC.

Item #20558