This collection is comprised of material pertaining
tot he Citizens University Committee, a community group founded in 1948 to aid the
development of a University of California campus in Riverside and to strengthen
relations within the community. Includes membership records, development proposals
for the University of California, Riverside campus, scholarship funds, and project
books. Correspondence with Gordon B. Watkins, University of California, Riverside's
first provost and Robert Gordon Sproul,the President of University of California
system from 1930-1958, lectures from visiting professors in the early years of the
University of California, Riverside, and audiovisual material featuring Judge John
Gabbert, one of the community members instrumental with the founding of the campus,
are also included.
The Citzens University Committee was founded in 1948 to aid the development of a
University of California campus in Riverside and to strengthen relations within the
community. The Citizens University Committee lobbied for and eventually succeeded in
turning the land occupied by the Citrus Experiment Station into an undergraduate
campus of the University of California.
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