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Hawkins Family Collection of Pomoniana

Identifier: PC-0026

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Hawkins Family Collection of Pomoniana includes materials belonging to Vera Hawkins (’09), Georgia Hawkins (’12), Joseph Hawkins (x’19), and JoAnn Hawkins Hayward (’42) from 1905 to 1942. The majority of the materials relate to Pomona College and student life, including event brochures and programs, student publications, commencement materials, correspondence, receipts, membership cards, and photographs. Pomona College memorabilia and jewelry items are also featured, including a class patch, pin, luggage tag, bracelet, watchband, and key chain. A scrapbook belonging to JoAnn Hawkins compiles photographs, event programs, playbills, and college ephemera for the years 1937 to 1941. In addition to Pomona College materials, the Hawkins Family Collection also features materials related to Vera, Georgia, and Joseph’s high school careers at Pomona High School and the Belmont School for Boys (Belmont, CA), respectively. Items include commencement materials, report cards, event programs, diplomas, yearbooks, and student publications.


  • Creation: 1905-1942

Language of Materials

Languages represented in collection: English.


Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to the Archives.

Biography / Administrative History

Vera Hawkins grew up in Pomona, California where she graduated from Pomona High School before entering Pomona College in September 1905. A graduate with the Class of 1909, Vera excelled at public speaking and was involved in drama and the performing arts as a student. Georgia Hawkins, like her older sister, also graduated from Pomona High School before attending Pomona College. A graduate with the Class of 1912, Georgia served as president of the YWCA from 1911 to 1912 and was a member of the Pomona College Literary Society. Vera and Georgia’s younger brother Joseph Hawkins also attended Pomona College for a period. Vera’s daughter, JoAnn (Hawkins) Hayward graduated from Pomona College in 1942.


1.2 Linear Feet (1 flat storage box, 1 lidded storage box, 1 document box)


The Hawkins Family Collection of Pomoniana includes an assortment of Pomona College and high school materials belonging to Pomona College alumni Vera Hawkins ('09), Georgia Hawkins ('12), Joseph Hawkins (x’19), and JoAnn (Hawkins) Hayward (’42).

Physical Location

Please consult repository.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sue Hayward Lindquist, 2011 and 2016.


Additions to the collection are not anticipated.

Hawkins Family Collection of Pomoniana
Sean Stanley
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Repository Details

Part of the 06 - Pomona College Archives Repository

Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library
800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont CA 91711