Scope and Content
Title: California State University Reports Collection
Collection Number: CSU 001
California State University
107 linear ft,
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
This collection consists of over 2600 reports generated by or about the California State University. Reports 1904-present.
Reports were generated by various Chancellor’s Office divisions, committees and other entities including the state government.
Generally, the reports consist of analytical, programmatic, feasibility or budgetary reports dealing with planning, administration,
teaching, the functions of the university system and other subjects.
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.
California State University Reports Collection, CSU Systemwide Archives. Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special
Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills
Materials in this collection were transferred by the Chancellor’s Office, California State University and collected by archives
staff. It is a growing collection.
Originally organized by Chancellor’s Office staff as "The Chancellor’s Library," and later added to by donations, transfers
and the Archives Staff. Original accession organized in 1980s. Additional materials organized in 2005-2006. Material re-processed
during 2004-2006 CSU System-wide Archives Processing Project.
The California State University System, formally established in 1960 by the Donahoe Higher Education Act. It is the nation’s
largest university system, with 23 campuses and seven off-campus centers, more than 400,000 students and 42,000 faculty and
staff. The CSU is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California (the others are the University of
California and the California Community College System). Since 1961 more than 2 million alumni have received a bachelor's,
master's, and doctoral (Ph.D. and Ed.D) degrees from the university system. It offers more than 1,800 degree programs in some
Today's California State University system is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now, San Jose State
University) established by the California Legislature on May 2, 1862. By 1895 there were four State Normal schools. In 1921,
the schools were re-named the State Teacher’s Schools. In 1935 the colleges were re-named the California State Colleges and
were run by the State Department of Education. With the master plan created along with the Donohue Act, the California State
Colleges were placed under control of the CSC Board of Trustees. In 1972 the system was renamed the California State Colleges
and Universities. The term "Colleges" was dropped in 1982.
Responsibility for the California State University is vested in the Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the
Governor of the State of California. The Trustees appoint the Chancellor, who is the chief executive officer of the system,
and the Presidents, who are the chief executive officers of their respective campuses. The Academic Senate of the California
State University, made up of elected representatives of the faculty from each campus, recommends academic policy to the Board
of Trustees through the Chancellor. Chancellors of the system include Buell Gallagher (1961-1962); Glenn S. Dumke (1962-1982);
W. Ann Reynolds (1982-1990); Ellis E. McCune [Acting] (1990-1991); Barry Munitz (1991-1998); Charles B. Reed (1998- ).
Scope and Content
This collection consists of over 2600 reports generated by or about the California State University, the Calfornia State Universities
and Colleges, California State Colleges, and the California system prior to formal establishment in 1960 when the pre-system
was operated by the State Board of Education. The Reports date between 1904 and the present. Reports were generated by various
Chancellor’s Office divisions, committees and other entities including the state government. Generally, the reports consist
of analytical, programmatic, feasibility or budgetary reports dealing with planning, administration, teaching, the functions
of the university system and other subjects. Also includes personnel directories, published speeches by Chancellors or Trustees.
Other subjects include enrollment, academic master planning, libraries, affirmative action, master planning, Hispanics and
higher education, summer sessions, admissions, 1960s campus disruptions, administrative functions, legislation relating to
education, legal issues, salaries, capital outlay, budgets, continuing education, computers, international programs, and many
other subjects. Divisions or offices generating reports include Academic Affairs, Academic Planning, Academic Senate, Academic
Program Improvement, California Department of Education, Library Affairs, Administrative Services, Chancellor’s Office, Master
Plan, Faculty and Staff Affairs, Alumni Council, Extended Education (Continuing Education, Consortium), Board of Trustees,
Analytic Studies, Auxiliary and Business Services, Budget Planning and Administration, Business Affairs, Business and Finance,
California State Legislature and Governor’s Office, Educational Programs and Resources, General Counsel, Government Affairs,
Human Resources, Information Systems, Information Technology Services, Institutional Research, International Programs, Library
Affairs, New Program Development and Evaluation, Physical Planning and Development, Public Affairs, and other offices, committees
campuses, or entities.
Affirmative action programs -- California
Dumke, Glenn S.
California State University
California -- Dept. of Education
California State University. Board of Trustees
California State University. Budget Planning and Administration
Records of various departments within the Chancellor's Office and records of the CSU Board of Trustees are part of the CSU
Systemwide Archives and available for research.