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Guide to the CSUDH President's Office - Record Group: 20, Subgroup 5: Robert Detweiler Papers, 1988-1998
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: CSUDH President's Office - Detweiler (Robert C.) Papers,
    Dates: 1988-1998
    Collection Number: Consult repository.
    Creator: California State University, Dominguez Hills
    Extent: 8 boxes [8 linear ft]
    Repository: California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
    Archives & Special Collection
    University Library, Room G-145
    1000 E. Victoria Street
    Carson, California 90747
    Phone: (310) 243-3013
    URL: http://www.csudh.edu/archives/csudh/index.html
    Abstract: This collection contains papers related to California State University, Dominguez Hills during the presidency of Dr. Robert Detweiler (1989-1998). It includes correspondence, memos, planning documents and other items dealing with management, budget, academic programs, and staff and faculty relations.
    Language: Collection material is in English

    Administration Information


    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Title of item], CSUDH President's Office: Robert Detweiler Papers Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Acquisition Information

    These papers were generated or received by the President's Office during the years of President Detweiler's term as President. They were stored in the President's Office until 2002, when they were sent to the University Archives in two accessions.

    Processing Information

    Papers were culled from materials transmitted from the President's Office to the University Archives in 2002 accessions. Items were processed by Tom Philo in 2010


    Dr. Robert C. Detweiler came to CSU Dominguez Hills in 1989 after serving for four years as Vice President of Academic Affairs at CSU San Bernardino. Prior to that, he was a Professor of History and Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at San Diego State University.
    Dr. Detweiler's educational background includes a baccalaureate in Social Science from Humboldt State University, an M.A. in History from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D in History from the University of Washington. His graduate work and subsequent professional publications focused primarily on the American Revolution and the origins of slavery and racism in America.
    During Dr. Detweiler's term as President at CSUDH enrollment rose from 8000 to over 12,000 students, fund-raising monies jumps from $500,000 to $3.5 million and university grants rose from $2.5 million to nearly $9 million. The California Academy of Math and Science, a magnet school for gifted and high-ability high school students, was built on campus. Other ties to the K-12 campuses in the community were the Challenger Learning Center and the California International Business Academy at Gardena High School.
    Dr. Detweiler ended his term by resigning effective June 1998. Following his years at CSU Dominguez Hills, he served as vice president and provost at California Polytechnic State University, where he currently teaches. He has also been active throughout his career working with community service organizations such as the Red Cross, YMCA, and United Way, among others.

    Scope and Content

    This collection comprises materials reflecting business conducted by the President's Office during President Detweiler's administration, and includes correspondence, memoranda, notes, and agendas and minutes from meetings, and papers related to WASC and other accreditation. Of particular note are materials that show the planning, organization, and implementation of some of the key programs and achievements of President Detweiler's term, including the California Academy of Math and Science (CAMS), the Presidential Scholars Program, West Campus Project, and "Painted Light," the celebrated Gardena High School Exhibit of California Impressionist paintings.


    The materials are arranged alphabetically by subject.

    Indexing Terms


    Magnet schools
    California State University, Dominguez Hills. University Art Gallery--Exhibitions

    Personal Names

    Detweiler, Robert (Robert C.)

    Corporate Names

    California State University Dominguez Hills
    California State University, Dominguez Hills. University Art Gallery

    Geographic Terms

    Carson (Calif.)



    Related Collections

    University Art Gallery Collection