Scope and Content
Title: California State University Institutional Relations Office Records,
Collection Number: CSU 013
California State University Institutional Relations Office
6 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
Records of the CSU Institutional Relations Office document the activities, planning and operation of Off-Campus Centers throughout
the state of California and some planning for new campuses.
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], California State University Institutional Relations Office Records, 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
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
Records of the CSU Institutional Relations Office (1962-1998, mostly 1980s) document the activities, planning and operation
of Off-Campus Centers throughout the state of California and some planning for new campuses. Includes correspondence, environmental
impact reports, master plans, plans, committee meeting minutes, and other materials. Subjects include off campus facilities,
site selection and acquisition of sites. Includes much material on the selection of campuses in Ventura County, Dominguez
Hills, and San Marcos. Off-campus sites include Antelope Valley, Contra Costa County (Hayward), Visalia (Fresno), Lancaster,
Calexico, Northern San Diego County, South Orange County, Downtown San Francisco, Roseville (Sacramento), Salinas, Stanislaus/Stockton,
Victor Valley, Coachella, and other areas.
Off Campus Centers
California State University
California State University. Office of the Chancellor. Office of Institutional Relations
California State University Reports Collection