American Studies 301
T.A.: Lisa Ybarra
December 1, 2008
USC Scavenger Hunt
This artist, who has been painting murals since 1976, was commissioned to do a mural
for USC about the history of the region.
The border fence is embedded on a woman’s back
as she rises from the southwestern landscape and gives birth to its future leaders.
the location of this mural, its title, and the artist who painted it.
Location: Norman Topping Student Center
Title: “La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra” (The Memory of Our Land)
Artist: Judith F. Baca
Provide the names of the men whose statues are on the top of Bovard.
John Wesley, Matthew Simpson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Marcus Tullius Cicero,
Plato, Phillips Brooks, and Borden P. Bowne
Provide the names and ethnicity and religious affiliations of the three founders of USC.
Ozro W. Childs, a Protestant horticulturist
John Gately Downey, an Irish-Catholic pharmacist and businessman
Isaias W. Hellman, a German-Jewish banker and philanthropist
Provide the name of a course in the Fall, 2005 USC Schedule of Classes that has Los
Angeles or California in the title besides “Los Angeles and the American Dream.”
History of California
Provide the names of five religious institutions that can be found within 1 mile of
Hebrew Union College, Mount St. Mary’s College, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church,
University Lutheran Church, USC Hillel Jewish Center, USC Catholic Center, Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Provide the name and briefly describe the political scandal that involved Edward
He was involved in the Teapot Dome Scandal where he was accused of offering a
$100,000 bribe to Albert B. Fall, who was the Secretary of the Interior.
Doheny did this in order
to secure drilling rights without competitive bidding to the Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve in
Describe the primary business activity of Mark Taper.
Real estate developer
Provide the title of a book by Upton Sinclair that is set in Southern California in the