The records of the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) consist of 68.5 cubic feet of textual records, 291
audiotapes, 8 videotapes, 1 DVD, and 2 audio reels reflecting the Commission's work as the State's advisory body on higher
education. The records date from 1961-2011. Those files that predate 1974 contain materials from the Commission's predecessor,
the Coordinating Council for Higher Education (CCHE).
The California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) was established in 1974 to coordinate public, independent, and private
postsecondary education in California as well as provide independent policy analyses and recommendations to the Legislature
and the Governor on postsecondary education issues (Chapter 1187, Statues of 1973). It replaced its predecessor as the State's
planning and coordinating body for higher education. Its predecessor, the Coordinating Council for Higher Education, was
established as part of the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education (Chapter 49, Statutes of the 1st Extraordinary Session 1960).
68.5 cubic feet of textual records, 291 audiotapes, 8 videotapes, 1 DVD, and 2 audio reels
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While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.