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INVENTORY OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY EMERITUS AND RETIRED FACULTY ASSOCIATION (CSU-ERFA) COLLECTION, 1977-2006
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • History/Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (CSU-ERFA) Collection,
    Dates: 1977-2006
    Collection Number: Consult repository.
    Creator: California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association
    Extent: 32 boxes (14 linear ft)
    Repository: 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
    URL: http://archives.csudh.edu/
    Abstract: The California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (CSU-ERFA) Collection documents the activities of this advocacy organization of retired and emeritus faculty members. Materials (1985-2007) include minutes, correspondence, reports, newsletters, ledgers, questionnaires, flyers, accomplishments, brochures, and conference papers. Subjects include health, finance, legal, insurance, organization history, proposition information, membership correspondence and membership lists. Also contained in this collection are the ERFA-related writings and correspondence of Sidney P. Albert, first president of the association.
    Language: Collection material is in English

    Administration Information

    Access

    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], California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (CSU-ERFA), Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials in this collection were donated by the California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association.

    Processing Information

    Processed in 2007 by Greg Williams and Cathy Bueno.

    History/Biography

    CSU-ERFA, the California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (formerly known as CSU Association of Emeriti Professors), is a nonprofit organization of emeritus and retired faculty members from all 23 campuses of the California State University system. The association was formed in 1985 in response to threats and attempts to reduce or eliminate CSU retirees’ rights, privileges and benefits, and to support the activities of retired faculty as continuing members of the academic community. The association nominates candidates for the retiree member of the state Academic Senate and provides recommendations on curricular and academic policy to the Academic Senate and the Office of the Chancellor.
    A major function of CSU-ERFA is to safeguard the pension and health care benefits for both active and retired California State University faculty and staff members. In addition to its efforts to protect retiree benefits, the association provides guidance to emeritus and retired faculty associations at individual CSU campuses.
    Sidney P. Albert, whose files are also included in the collection, was the first president of CSU-ERFA. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., and a graduate of Syracuse University. In 1939 Albert earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University. After serving in the Army during World War II, Albert taught philosophy and studied drama in the East and Midwest. In 1956, he received an appointment in philosophy at CSU Los Angeles (then Los Angeles State College).

    Scope and Content

    The CSU-ERFA Collection (1985-2007) includes: minutes (council and executive meetings), correspondence, reports, newsletters, ledgers, questionnaires, flyers, versions of by-laws, annual accomplishments, brochures, treasurer’s reports and conference papers. Subjects include health, finance, legal, insurance, organization history, biography, administration-membership lists, age discrimination, organizational constitution, pension matters (PERS), unemployment, Medicare, consultants, FERP, and legislation. Also included are organization newsletters and selected newsletters of the individual campus emeritus organizations.
    The collection also includes the writings and correspondence of Sidney P. Albert, who has taught Philosophy at CSULA since 1956. Included in this series are records dealing with the following subject matters: biographical notes, retirement workshops, creation of ERFA bill of rights, fund raising committee, National Council on Aging, and the formation of Academic Senate.

    Arrangement

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects

    Health
    Finance and insurance
    Age discrimination California
    Retirement, mandatory
    Retirement age
    Membership

    Personal Names

    Albert, Sidney P.

    Corporate Names

    CSU-ERFA
    California State University -- Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association

    Contributors

    Albert, Sidney P.