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INVENTORY OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE COLLECTION, 1954 - [ongoing]
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  • Administration Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California State University Chancellor's Office Collection,
    Dates: 1954 - [ongoing]
    Creator: California State University Office of the Chancellor
    Extent: 19 boxes 19 linear ft
    Repository: 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
    URL: http://www.csudh.edu/archives/csudh/index.html
    Abstract: Chancellor's Office Collection consists of the administrative records of the Chancellor's of the California State University System. The Chancellor is the administrative head of the system reporting to the Board of Trustees. This collections consists of the records mostly of Chancellor Glenn Dumke (1962-1982) but also the records of Chancellor Buell Gallagher (1961-1962), Ann Reynolds (1982-1989), acting Chancellor Ellis McCune (1990-1991, Barry Munitz (1991-1998), and Charles Reed (1998-present). Collection includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, Chancellor's speeches and other materials. Subjects include the formation of the CSU System, academic governance, academic senate, 1960s campus unrest, legislation, campus controversies and many other education related topics.
    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 Chancellor's Office Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Acquisition Information

    Materials in this collection were transferred by the Chancellor's Office, California State University and collected by archives staff. It is a growing collection.

    Processing Information

    Processed during 2004-2006 CSU System-wide Archives Processing Project.

    History

    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 240-subject areas.
    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

    Chancellor's Office Collection consists of the administrative records of the Chancellor's of the California State University System. Collection documents the creation and evolution of the California State University System as well as the administrative functions of the office. The Chancellor is the administrative head of the CSU system reporting to the Board of Trustees. The CSU This collections consists of the records mostly of Chancellor Glenn Dumke (1962-1982) but also the records of Chancellor Buell Gallagher (1961-1962), W. Ann Reynolds (1982-1990), acting Chancellor Ellis McCune (1990-1991), Barry Munitz (1991-1998), and Charles Reed (1998–present).
    Collection includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, Chancellor's speeches, announcements, organizational outlines, rules drafts, and other materials. Also includes Executive Vice Chancellors correspondence and executive orders. Subjects include the formation of the CSU System, academic governance, academic senate, affirmative action, contraception, campus site acquisition, CSU Board of Trustees, California State Student Association federal relations, 1960s campus unrest including San Francisco State protests, Chancellors Office headquarters planning and ceremonies, instructional television, educational doctorate, Dumke biography and retirement, legislation, libraries, university and colleges name changes, system name changes, Master Plan, Ronald Reagan, ballot propositions, year round operations, student fees, campus visits by Ann Reynolds, outstanding professor awards, Also includes campus controversies regarding faculty, students, academic freedom and social issues. Collection also includes Chancellor's reports to the Board of Trustees, campus Presidents' reports to the Chancellor, Chancellors correspondence with colleges and universities, and correspondence with many administrators, faculty and legislators.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in seven series:
    1. Series I. Buell Gallagher Administration
    2. Series II. Glenn Dumke Administration
    3. Series III. W. Ann Reynolds Administration
    4. Series IV. McCune, Munitz, Reed Administrations
    5. Series V. Executive Vice Chancellor
    6. Series VI. Tapes

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects

    Student movements
    Education, higher
    Contraception

    Personal Names

    Gallagher, Buell Gordon, 1904-
    Dumke, Glenn S.
    Reynolds, W. Ann
    Reagan, Ronald

    Corporate Names

    California State University
    California State University. Office of the Chancellor
    San Francisco State University

    Related Material

    California State University Reports Collection
    Glenn Dumke Personal Papers