A Glimpse Into the Archives (Cross Sections Magazine, Summer 2021)

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FEATURE STORY

A GLIMPSE INTO THE ARCHIVES: 50 YEARS MAY 19, 1985

MID-1970S

Crossroads reinvents its annual music showcase as an all-school, all-out spectacular called Cabaret at Wadsworth Theater.

Crossroads opens its doors in three rooms of the First Baptist Church at 2601 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica, welcoming 34 seventh and eighth graders. In need of more space, Crossroads moves to 1714 21st St., formerly the Motherhood Maternity factory, in the fall of 1972.

Paul’s address file is evidence of his philosophy of a school being not merely a building, but a set of relationships.

MID-1980S

As the School grows, rooms are named for important artists, writers, scientists, thinkers and athletes.

1980S

Pacific Day School? Oxford West? The founders test out possible names for their new school on the cover of this proposal.

An ad for teachers captures the essence of the educational experience the founders are shaping.

SEPT. 21, 1971

WINTER 1970-71

The Crossroads archives could never tell the School’s whole story. Like all archives, ours holds a partial record, brought together by some combination of judgment and chance. But the archives’ images and objects provide a unique way to look back at the last 50 years and connect us to the School’s ol’s ongoing story.

SPRING 1971

By Emily Wolff, Archivist

The Crossroads Peace Institute brings together concerned students, educators and activists. The community participates in a No Nukes March.