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Inventory of the Records of the California Community Colleges
R115  
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Series Descriptions

 

Records of the Chancellor's Office 1959-1998

R115.1, Box 1-5

Series 1 Board of Governors Agenda 1974-1998

Physical Description: 5 cubic feet

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Scope and Content Note

Bound volumes contain agendas created for annual meetings of the Board of Governors. The volumes document the decisions and activities of the Board during the period covered. The materials also represent the work of the Board of Governors' academic policy, legislation, and budget and finance committees. Volumes include background, analyses, and reports related to subjects such as diversity, affirmative action, faculty qualifications and tenure, intercollegiate athletics, fees, funding, transfer policy, CCC mission, California Postsecondary Education Commission, the 50% law, Title 5 regulations, and AB1725 reforms.
R115.2, Box 5, Folders 1-5

Series 2 Correspondence 1990-1990

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence files were created by the Chancellor's Office and mainly document the activities of Chancellor David Mertes. The mostly outgoing correspondence may provide information on the following subjects: proposed legislation, budget, grants, performance measures, student records, transfer policy, AIDS education, 50% law, AB 1725 implementation, and EOPS special projects.
R115.3, Box 6-11, Folders 1-12

Series 3 District Organization Files 1963-1980

Physical Description: 130 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by county name.

Scope and Content Note

The District Organization files were created in an effort to comply with legislation requiring the inclusion of all territory in the State within a Community College District. Counties and School Districts were thus obliged to submit plans to the Chancellor's Office expressing their intent to either join an existing District or form their own. The District Organization series documents these local decisions and the response of the Chancellor's Office. The decisions were often contentious and led to extended litigation. Files include: background, analysis, reports, redistricting proposals, election results, maps, court briefs, legal opinions, school district meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, letters of support and opposition, and correspondence.
R115.4, Box 17-18, Folders 19-4

Series 4 Reports 1959-1997

Physical Description: 12 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject headings.

Scope and Content Note

Reports were created by the Chancellor's Office and include such topics as: enrollment, fiscal data, history of the California Community Colleges, governance, the Master Plan, performance measures, occupational education, work-stoppages, and tax-sheltered annuities.
R115.5, Box 18, Folders 5-22

Series 5 Subject Files 1965-1980

Physical Description: 18 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject headings.

Scope and Content Note

Created by the Chancellor's Office subject files include the following topics: vocational education, admissions, the handicapped, special education, Title 5, tuition, trustees, and California postsecondary education. Record types include clippings, reports, journal articles, analysis, and correspondence.
R115.6, Box 18, Folders 23-27

Series 6 Legislation Files 1970-1978

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject headings.

Scope and Content Note

Created by the Chancellor's Office. Legislation files include background and analysis on the court case, Serrano v. Priest, as well as several bills related to higher education in California, including: AB165 (1972[JC2]), AB 2337 (1971), and AB 1258 (1976).
 

Records of the Fiscal Affairs Division 1975-1980

 

Records of the Facilities Planning Unit 1975-1980

R115.7, Box 12-17, Folders 1-18

Series 1 Community College District Files. 1975-1980

Physical Description: 116 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by community college district name.

Scope and Content Note

Community College District files were created and maintained by the Facilities Planning Unit, which provided capital outlay and local assistance project support to the local Community College Districts. The files document the assistance and support provided by the Unit for the construction and remodeling of new buildings and centers, the maintenance and repair of existing campus infrastructure, the removal of hazardous substances and the equipping of the colleges to meet divergent Statewide enrollment needs. The series contains Five-Year Plans, Preliminary Plan Packages, Project Planning Guides and Correspondence. Files include maps, blueprints, budgets, work plans, estimates, and proposals.