California State University,
Northridge, then called San Fernando Valley State College, was a center for the wave of
campus unrest and minority protests that rocked the nation during the mid-1960s and the
early 1970s. Radiating throughout the student body, faculty, campus administration, and
greater community, the atmosphere of turmoil bred discord and disruption for the governing
agencies within the university system, and within the state. The bulk of the collection is
made up of news clippings, arranged chronologically, and interwoven with other types of
documentation that afford an interesting fabric of events.
The San Fernando Valley campus of Los Angeles State College opened to students in 1956 on
land that once produced citrus, avocado, and walnuts. Just two years later, in the fall
1958, that campus became San Fernando Valley State College (SFVSC). With the creation of the
CSU system in 1972 SFVSC became California State University, Northridge (CSUN).
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