Scope and Content
Title: Enochs (James) Papers,
Collection Number: CSU 033
2 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
Papers (1953-1968) of James Enochs, Dean of Academic Planning for the California State Colleges. Papers focus on curriculum,
graduate programs and other materials.
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], Enochs (James) Papers, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library.
California State University, Dominguez Hills.
This material was donated to the CSU Archives by Dr. James Enochs. An undated note in the files from Dr. Judson Grenier, Professor
of History at CSU Dominguez Hills, indicates that the donation was made some time after Enochs had retired and moved to Oregon.
Dr. Enochs' residence at the time of donation is given as Ashland, Oregon.
The files were roughly ordered and weeded by Dr. Enochs before donation to the Archives some time in the 1980's. Files do
contain some materials that originate from other offices or venues. For the most part, CSU Archives weeded these materials
from the collection at the time of processing [26-28 July 1999] if they were duplicates, were copyrighted materials, or originated
from CSU offices or agencies known to keep accurate archives of reports. For the convenience of researchers, some files that
also appear as Board of Trustees Agenda Items are kept, with the justification that Enochs' office was, in fact, the office
of origination for these. Because of the spotty retention of reports by CSU agencies and State Education Committees, most
reports from these offices were kept, in particular if they appeared to be used as working papers for projects in which Enochs
was himself involved. Updated between 2004 and 2006.
Dr. Enochs was the first Dean of Academic Planning for the California State Colleges. As the state colleges began to move
from being purely teacher's colleges to becoming a part of an integrated Master Plan covering all of higher education in California,
the changes in and development of new curricula assumed importance. The files in this series illuminate some of the decision-making
involved in this redefinition of curricular goals. Many of the files come from the decade before the Donohoe Act, which organized
the CSUC System in 1960-61, but a significant section of the papers also cover the creation of graduate programs, including
the joint doctorate programs.
Enochs was interviewed by Professor Grenier in the first series of the CSU Oral History Project. The interview specifically
mentions papers donated to the Archives relating to a report entitled, "Standards and Criteria for Occupational Master's Degrees."
These materials are not in the files presently designated as the Enochs Papers. Also mentioned are accomplishments of Dr.
Enochs in helping to develop changes in curricula concerning Nursing Education, Social Work Programs, Engineering Education
and Agricultural Education. Records involving the development of these programs are included in this record series.
Enochs was on the Master Plan Committee until 1962, when he went back to administration at the college level at CSU Sonoma.
The records indicate he was frequently called in thereafter to serve on committees dealing with system-wide curriculum development
Scope and Content
Papers deal with administrative staffing and fiscal responsibility, curriculum approvals, curriculum planning, Master Plan
curriculum planning, individual colleges curriculum, graduate programs, joint doctorate graduate programs, engineering, high
cost programs, nursing, social work, summer and extension sessions, Committee on Fiscal Responsibility, and television and
audio visual services.
Universities and colleges -- Administration
California State University
Master Plan for Higher Education
California State University Academic Planning Collection