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California State University, Long Beach
Alumni Association

1953 - 1954


1953, LBSC Seal

Fall, 1953

LBSC began offering lower division classes, and admitted the first class of freshman and sophomore students. The freshman class consisted of 114 students.


Enrollment reached over 2,200 full-time students.

Buildings in Progress

Construction of permanent buildings continued for the Language Art buildings, Fine Arts buildings, the Library, and the Little Theatre.

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State's First Baseball team in Spring of 1954

First Baseball Team

Long Beach State's first baseball team makes their first debut for the spring season with John J. McConnell as Head Coach.

First Track & Field Team

Track & Field makes their first debut under the coaching of Walter Crowe.

Coach Walter Crowe & Sprinters