California State University, Northridge,
then called San Fernando Valley State College, was a center for the wave of campus
unrest and minority protests that rocked the nation during the mid-1960s and the early
1970s. Radiating throughout the student body, faculty, campus administration, and
greater community, the atmosphere of turmoil bred discord and disruption for the
governing agencies within the university system, and within the state. The bulk of the
collection is made up of news clippings, arranged chronologically, and interwoven with
other types of documentation that afford an interesting fabric of events.
The San Fernando Valley campus of Los Angeles State College opened to students in 1956
on land that once produced citrus, avocado, and walnuts. Just two years later, in the
fall 1958, that campus became San Fernando Valley State College (SFVSC). With the
creation on the CSU system in 1972 SFVSC became California State University, Northridge
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