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Finding Aid for the Los Angeles State Normal School. Office of the President. Administrative files of Jesse F. Millspaugh. 1906-1917.
University Archives Record Series 2  
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  • Title: Los Angeles State Normal School. Office of the President. Administrative files of Jesse F. Millspaugh.
    Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 2
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.6 linear ft. (4 boxes)
    Date: 1906-1917
    Abstract: Record Series 2 contains correspondence, reports, committee minutes, and various other kinds of documents generated by the President's Office at the California State Normal School, Los Angeles, during the period 1906-1917.
    Creator: Los Angeles State Normal School.

    Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Los Angeles State Normal School. President's Office. Administrative files of Jesse F. Millspaugh (University Archives Record Series 2). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

    Historical note

    Due to a growing demand for trained teachers and limited space at the State Normal School in San Jose, a second State Normal School was established in Los Angeles in 1881. On March 14, 1881, California Senate Bill 187-an Act to establish a Branch State Normal School in Los Angeles was signed into law by Governor George C. Perkins. The first section of the legislation stipulated that, "There shall be established in the County of Los Angeles a school, to be called the Branch State Normal School of California, for the training and educating of teachers in the art of instructing and governing in the public schools of this state." By 1913 there were six locations of the California State Normal School system including San Jose, Los Angeles, Chico.
    In 1919, an act of legislation made the Los Angeles branch part of the University of California. The other branches of the State Normal School system form what is now the California State University system.
    Jesse F. Millspaugh earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1979 and a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1883. Millspaugh served as superintendent of city schools in Salt Lake City from 1890-1898 and as president of Minnesota State Normal School at Winona from 1898-1904. In 1904 he accepted appointment as the President of the California State Normal School at Los Angeles. In 1919, when the Los Angeles branch was added to the University of California, Millspaugh was appointed to the post of associate dean.

    Scope and Content

    Record Series 2 contains correspondence, reports, committee minutes, and various other kinds of documents generated by the President's Office at the California State Normal School, Los Angeles, during the period 1906-1917.
    Records pertain to: 1. various campus agencies, including Board of Control, Board of Turstees, and alumni groups; 2. non-campus organizations such as Los Angeles Board of Education, State Board of Education, and other State Normal Schools located at Chico, Fresno, Humboldt County, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Santa Barbara; and 3. subjects such as faculty and employees, campus lectures and entertainment, establishment of State Teachers College, and Teachers Retirement Salary Fund.
    This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.