Scope and Content
Title: Comegys (Robert G.) Collection
Collection Number: "Consult repository."
Comegys, Robert G.
[6.4 linear ft]
California State University Historical Archives
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Archives & Special Collection
University Library, Room G-145
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3013
American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and CSU Academic Senate materials of Robert Comegys,
Fresno State history professor. AAUP defends academic freedom and tenure, advocates collegial governance,
and develops policies ensuring due process. These materials include: organizational papers including AAUP
position papers, newsletters, correspondence, bulletins, news clippings, reports, California Teachers
Association, and conference papers. Subjects include student protest, finance, personnel files, and
administrative files. Includes mention of Frederic W. Ness and Marvin Jackson (Marvin X).
Language: Collection material is in English
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives
and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical
materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
[Title of item], ROBERT G. COMEGYS COLLECTION, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University
Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills.
This collection was donated by Professor Robert G. Comegys.
Processed in 2007.
Robert G, Comegys was Professor of History at Fresno State College. He was associated with AAUP from
1958-1973. From 1963 to 1970 Comegys was at various times President of the California branch of the AAUP
and a representative of Fresno State to the Statewide Academic Senate of the CSU.
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was formed in 1915 by university professors and
scholars. It emerged as the first national organization of its kind to protect the interests of professors
and research scholars in higher education. Later, the national organization began to organize state and
local chapters. Local chapters provided faculty with easier access to the association and promoted their
own issues with the guidance of the national association. The AAUP also worked with other organizations,
such as the Congress of Faculty Association (CFA), primarily in the area of collective bargaining.
AAUP defends academic freedom and tenure, advocates collegial governance, and develops policies ensuring
Scope and Content
The Robert G. Comegys collection encompasses materials from 1950-1973. This collection also includes
organizational papers including AAUP position papers, newsletters, AAUP handbooks, political pamphlets,
correspondence, bulletins, news clippings, reports, California Teachers Association materials, conference
papers, CSU Academic Senate, Subjects include student protest, finance, personnel files, administrative
files, Frederic W. Ness and Marvin Jackson (Marvin X). Other subjects deal with campus unrest at Fresno State
College (now California State University, Fresno). Included are extensive news clippings from The Fresno Bee
detailing student protests and political and social activism.
American Association of University Professors
Universities and colleges – United States
Fresno (Calif.) – Newspapers
California State University, Fresno – History
Ness, Frederic W. (Frederic William)
California State University, Fresno