The Glenn S. Dumke collection (61 linear ft.) encompasses materials from 1935-1989. These materials include;
documents, articles, correspondence, photographs, art work, journals, books, newspaper clippings, microfiche
and artifacts. The collection includes extensive correspondence files from 1957-1989. Selected executive
correspondence exists on microfiche for the years 1962-1982. The overwhelming amount of material in this
collection is written or typed correspondence (including personal letters), speeches, and reports. Copies of
virtually every major speech Dumke gave from 1957-1989 can be found in this collection. There are extensive
holdings of minutes, memos, reports, and correspondence from the Boards of Trustees of the CSU (1962-1982).
Some of the most important materials in this collection relate to the creation and implementation of the
Master Plan for Higher Education in California. There are confidential reports, memos, and recommendations,
as well as correspondence, speeches, and testimony, all chronicling the creation of the CSU.
Glenn Dumke was born May 5, 1917 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. At age five, his family moved to Glendale, California where his
father, William Frederick Dumke, became a buying agent for a major Los Angeles grocery business. Originally, his mother,
Marjorie Schroeder Dumke, was the home maker, largely responsible for raising Glenn and his sister. After William died, she
went to work as a title searcher in the Land and Titles Office of Los Angeles. Glenn Dumke’s k-12 schooling occurred at the
UCLA Training School before attending Occidental College as a history major. While at Occidental, Dumke also studied art and
photography before graduating with his history degree in 1938.
61 linear feet
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.
There are no access restrictions on this collection.