• Lick, Wilmerding, and Lux Schools at the 1915 World's Fair

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Living History

The Archives, a.k.a. living history, is the central resource for locating historical information about the Lick-Wilmerding and Lux Schools. While preserving and illuminating the founding, growth, and development of LWHS, the archives chronicle more than one hundred years of the school's history through documents, photographs, publications, sound recordings, and videos. 

Yearbooks and Publications

The early yearbooks were a mashup of magazine and yearbook, and as you can see, the name of this major student publication changed several times. The school collection features:
      • The Tiger (1906-1915), a quarterly publication by the students of the California School of Mechanical Arts
      • Wilmerding Life (1906-1912), a quarterly publication by the students of the Wilmerding School of Industrial Arts
      • L.W.L. Life (1915-1943), a quarterly publication by the students of the Lick-Wilmerding and Lux Schools
      • The Tiger Yearbook (1951-Present) an annual publication by LWHS students


Cross Country<br>Trophy 1907

Awards, trophys, models, books, and other memorabilia are available for viewing in digitized images, courtesy of the Lick-Wilmerding-Lux Alumni Association.

A Glimpse into History

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How to Get Involved

If you have questions, want to donate an item for the archives, or volunteer in the library, contact Head Librarian Danielle Farinacci.
    • 1935 Class Photo

Living History

Lick-Wilmerding Living History is an ongoing effort of past and present Lick-Wilmerding and Lux students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and trustees to capture and make accessible a comprehensive, multi-dimensional history of the schools.

Archive Policies

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  • Guidelines for use of the Collection

    Due to the rare and fragile nature of many of the materials in our collections, we request that library users observe the following rules.
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Lick-Wilmerding High School

755 Ocean Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94112 | 415.333.4021
A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.