California Adult Education Archives

Collection processed by Linda L. West; machine-readable finding aid created by Randi Knutson
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
Sacramento County Office of Education
P.O. Box 269003
Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
Phone: (916) 228-2580
Fax: (916) 228-2563
Email: library@otan.us
URL: http://www.otan.us
© 2014


Collection Summary

Title: California Adult Education Archives
Date (inclusive): 1935-2014
Identifier/Call Number: OTAN FA 012
Creator: Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
Physical Description: 2,055 cataloged items and 11 special collections
Repository: Sacramento County Office of Education. Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.
P.O. Box 269003
Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
Abstract: The California Adult Education Archives includes over 2,000 cataloged items on 175 feet of shelf space and eleven special collections in 57 boxes, dating from 1935 to the present. Resources include history, research, evaluation reports, curricula, staff development and assessment materials, CDE handbooks, working notebooks of adult education leaders, sample products from local education agencies, and newsletters. Formats include print, slides, sound cassettes, videocassettes, CDs, and DVDs. An electronic catalog is available on the OTAN Web site. The finding aids for the special collections are posted on the Online Archive of California (OAC) Web site. Tapes and transcripts of the twenty-nine oral histories are deposited in the California State Archives. A significant component is the California Council for Adult Education (CCAE) collection. The California Adult Education Archives provide a record of adult education in California and are a valuable resource for staff development at both the state and national level.
Language of Material: English
Physical Location: The materials of the California Adult Education Archives maintained by the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network at the Sacramento County Office of Education. For current information on the location of the materials, please consult the OTAN Web site at http://www.otan.us.

Access

The collection is open for research by appointment. Please call the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.

Publication Rights

California Adult Education archival materials are publically funded and not subject to copyright restrictions. Publications should properly reference the Archives and the specific collection that contains the quoted materials. See Preferred Citation.

Preferred Citation

Guide to the California Adult Education Archives. OTAN FA 012. Adult Education Archives, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network, Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento, CA

Acquisition Information

The materials in the California Adult Education Archives were collected over a twenty-five year period beginning in 1990. Donations were received from the California Department of Education, from federally funded California adult education leadership projects, from professional organizations, and from individual adult educators.

Administrative History

Public adult education in California celebrated its sesquicentennial year in 2005. The memoirs of John Swett, California's fourth Superintendent of Public Instruction, record that in 1856, he taught an evening class sponsored by the San Francisco Board of Education in the basement of St. Mary's Cathedral. From that first classroom, a multiple-provider system grew to meet the challenges and serve the needs of over two million adults every year. Early evening classes served the needs of immigrants for citizenship and elementary subjects. Early years of the twentieth century saw dramatic growth in mandated continuation education for minors and basic education classes for adults. In the 1920s, adult education progressed to meeting the educational needs of all adults. During World War II, California workers were trained in defense classes. The 1950s saw the development of modern adult education programs governed by Education Code provisions. In the 1960s the federal role in adult education leadership expanded, and states received money to give educational opportunity to the disadvantaged. Also in the Sixties, junior colleges were recognized as a third segment of postsecondary education with state colleges and universities. The Ed Code gave school districts responsibility for "adult basic education," and gave colleges responsibility for post-secondary courses. Governance issues continued into the twenty-first century. Events resulting in the growth of California adult education in the last half of the twentieth century included the wave of Southeast Asian refugees needing educational services following the end of the Vietnam War, the federal job training legislation, and the immigration reform (amnesty) legislation. California continued to receive significant federal supplemental funding for communication systems, integration of technology into instruction, distance learning, and student assessment. During the late nineties policymakers and the general public had concerns about the quality and outcomes of educational programs. The interest in the comparison of programs and the return on public investment continued.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Names

Adult Education Institute for Research and Planning (California)
Adult Literacy Instructors' Training Institute (California)
Association of California School Administrators
California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project
California. Dept. of Education. Adult Education
California Distance Learning Project
California Staff Development Institute
Competency-Based Adult Education Staff Development (California)
Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (Foundation for Educational Achievement)
Educational Telecommunications Network (Downey, California)
ESL Teacher Institute (California)
Intelligent Telecommunications (Firm)
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (California)
Sacramento County Office of Education
San Diego Community College District

Personal Names

Brady-Herndon, Dianne
Corley, Mary Ann
Fleischman, John
Gaer, Susan
Knight-Mendelson, Marilyn
Miller, Cuba
Pedroza, Hugh
Polster, Joan Dailey
Porter, Dennis
Savage, K. Lynn
Stiles, Richard L.
Stocker, Charles F.
Taylor, Aryola
Tibbetts, John W
West, Linda L.
Zinner, Jane

Subject (ERIC Thesaurus)

Adult Basic Education
Adult Education
Adult Vocational Education
Citizenship Education
Community Colleges
Correctional Education
Distance Education
Educational Assessment
Educational Technology
English (Second Language)
Older Adults
Parent Education
Staff Development

Scope and Content of the Collection

The California Adult Education Archives contains a wealth of print and non-print materials. The materials date primarily from the 1950s onward, and the focus is primarily the adult programs that are a part of the California public schools. There are some materials related to non-credit adult programs in the California Community Colleges, to library literacy programs, and to programs in correctional facilities and in community and faith-based organizations.
The California Adult Education Archives includes over 2,000 cataloged items and eleven special collections, dating from the 1940s to the present. Resources include history, research, evaluation reports, curricula, staff development and assessment materials, CDE handbooks, working notebooks of adult education leaders, sample products from local education agencies, and newsletters. Formats include print, slide-tapes, videos, CDs, DVDs, and oral histories. An electronic catalog is available on the OTAN Web site.

Arrangement of the Collection

The cataloged materials are shelved in eighty-one categories alphabetically by topic. Within the topic, the items are arranged by accession number.

Related Material

OTAN maintains a Web site devoted to California Adult Education History http://www.caadultedhistory.org It contains a database of the start dates of California adult schools, a video history, a print history published by the CA Department of Education, and transcripts and audio excerpts of 29 oral history interviews.

Separated Material

The finding aids for the special collections are posted on the Online Archive of California (OAC) Web site. Tapes and transcripts of the twenty-nine oral histories are deposited in the California State Archives.

Collection Contents

Box Category 1

Series 1 (By Title) A-A 1998-2001

Physical Description: 3 documents, 9 in.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous documents titled A-A
Box Category 2

Series 2 (By Title) B-C 1973-2010

Physical Description: 15 documents, 18 in.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous documents titled B-C
Box Category 3

Series 3 (By Title) D-E 1984-2002

Physical Description: 7 documents, 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous documents titled D-E
Box Category 4

Series 4 (By Title) F-O 1948-2012

Physical Description: 14 documents, 20 in.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous documents titled F-O
Box Category 5

Series 5 (By Title) P-S 1989-2007

Physical Description: 8 documents, 16 in.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous documents titled P-S
Box Category 6

Series 6 (By Title) T-Z 1986-2003

Physical Description: 3 documents, 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous documents titled T-Z
Box Category 7

Series 7 309 Projects 1974-1983

Physical Description: 13 documents and videocassettes, 11 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, student materials, teacher guides, staff development
Box Category 8

Series 8 310 Projects 1971-1987

Physical Description: 9 documents, 12 in.

Scope and Content Note

Federally funded products and reports of mini-grants
Box Category 9

Subgroup 9 Adult Ed 1950s 1949-1962

Physical Description: 11 items, 9 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports and guides
Box Category 10

Series 10 Adult Ed 1960s 1960-1970

Physical Description: 21 documents, 14 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, guides, and a directory
Box Category 11

Series 11 Adult Ed 1970s 1970-1980

Physical Description: 22 documents, 17 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, manuals, position papers, manuals, newsletters, regulations
Box Category 12

Series 12 Adult Ed 1980s 1980-1994

Physical Description: 24 documents, 21 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, manuals, newsletters, directories, handbooks, recommendations
Box Category 13

Series 13 Adult Ed 1990s 1990-1999

Physical Description: 34 documents, 23 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, data, conference proceedings, compliance manuals, data, research
Box Category 14

Series 14 Adult Ed 2000s 1999-2012

Physical Description: 39 documents, 108 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, accreditation guides, compliance review guides, data, federal site review materials, strategic plans
Box Category 15

Series 15 Adult Ed Handbook 1949-2005

Physical Description: 16 documents, 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Official California adult education handbooks
Box Category 16

Series 16 Adult Ed History 1948-2005

Physical Description: 10 documents, 1 videocassette, 1 DVD, 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

Print and video histories of adult education in California
Box Category 17

Series 17 Adult Ed Institute (By Title) A-H 1988-1991

Physical Description: 8 documents, 3 in.

Scope and Content Note

Research reports, strategic plans
Box Category 18

Subgroup 18 Adult Ed Institute (By Title) I-Z 1990-1995

Physical Description: 11 documents, 4 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, manuals, workplans, state plans
Box Category 19

Series 19 Adult Ed Institute Policy Options 1989-1992

Physical Description: 18 documents, 8 in.

Scope and Content Note

Policy option research papers
Box Category 20

Series 20 Adult Ed Statistics 1950-1998

Physical Description: 13 documents, 9 in.

Scope and Content Note

Statistical data
Box Category 21

Series 21 Adult English (Second Language) 1966-2007

Physical Description: 125 documents and videocassettes, 175 in.

Scope and Content Note

Handbooks, model standards, teacher guides, reports, workshop proceedings, student curriculum, staff development
Box Category 22

Series 22 Adult Leadership 1979 1975-1979

Physical Description: 10 documents, 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Manuals describing adult education programs in California
Box Category 23

Series 23 Adult Literacy 1984-2009

Physical Description: 85 documents and videocassettes, 60 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, directories, model program standards, surveys, learner stories
Box Category 24

Series 24 Adult Performance Level 1975-1977

Physical Description: 6 documents, 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, guides, charts
Box Category 25

Series 25 Adult Schools 1963-2004

Physical Description: 11 documents, 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, histories, products
Box Category 26

Series 26 Adult Secondary Education 1952-2007

Physical Description: 22 documents, 24 in.

Scope and Content Note

Program standards, curriculum guides, reports, project descriptions
Box Category 27

Series 27 Amnesty/IRCA 1987-1996

Physical Description: 21 documents, 30 in.

Scope and Content Note

Guides, reports, regulations, curriculum
Box Category 28

Series 1 Assessment 1977-1989

Physical Description: 4 documents, 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Guides, tests, training manual
Box Category 29

Series 29 CA State ABE Plans 1967-2011

Physical Description: 26 documents, 20 in.

Scope and Content Note

State plans and reports
Box Category 30

Series 30 CACE 1976-1980

Physical Description: 8 documents, 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, resource lists
Box Category 31

Series 31 CalWORKS 1998-2000

Physical Description: 4 documents, 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Program descriptions, survey results
Box Category 32

Series 32 CASAS (By Title) A-B 1988-2004

Physical Description: 17 documents, 12 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, manuals, bibliographies
Box Category 33

Series 33 CASAS (By Title) C-C 1982-2009

Physical Description: 35 documents, 52 in.

Scope and Content Note

Handbooks, guides, manuals, newsletter
Box Category 34

Series 34 CASAS (By Title) D-Z 1984-2007

Physical Description: 51 items, 64 in.

Scope and Content Note

Manuals, guides, reports
Box Category 35

Series 35 CASAS Curric Index 1986-2004

Physical Description: 19 documents, 17 in.

Scope and Content Note

Curriculum indexes, instructional materials guides
Box Category 36

Series 36 CASAS Disabled Populations 1988

Physical Description: 3 items, 2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Adult life skills tests
Box Category 37

Series 37 CASAS Final Report 1981-1989

Physical Description: 13 documents, 29 in.

Scope and Content Note

Contractor reports
Box Category 38

Series 38 CASAS IRCA 1988-1997

Physical Description: 14 documents, 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, curriculum guides, bibliographies
Box Category 39

Series 39 CASAS Summer Institute 1980-2003

Physical Description: 24 documents, 36 in.

Scope and Content Note

Conference resource manuals
Box Category 40

Series 40 CBE Staff Development 1980-1989

Physical Description: 26 documents and videocassettes, 52 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, handbooks, staff development guides
Box Category 41

Series 41 CDE State and Federal Reports 1990-2013

Physical Description: 57 documents, 17 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports
Box Category 42

Series 42 Citizenship 1997-2005

Physical Description: 58 documents, videocassettes, DVDs, 79 in.

Scope and Content Note

Lesson plans, student materials, teaching guides
Box Category 43

Series 43 CLASS Level 1 1978

Physical Description: 11 modules, 32 in.

Scope and Content Note

Adult competency education curriculum modules
Box Category 44

Series 44 CLASS Level 2 1978

Physical Description: 9 modules, 27 in.

Scope and Content Note

Adult competency education curriculum modules
Box Category 45

Series 45 Community Colleges 1960-2006

Physical Description: 16 documents, 14 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, guides, histories, plans, policy agendas
Box Category 46

Series 46 Competency Based Ed (A-K) 1977-1990

Physical Description: 21 documents, 21 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, program descriptions, curriculum, data
Box Category 47

Series 47 Competency Based Ed (L-Z) 1974-1987

Physical Description: 15 documents, 15 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, proceedings, curriculum guides, staff development modules
Box Category 48

Series 48 Correctional Education 1974-2008

Physical Description: 16 items, 11 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, program descriptions, program data, curriculum guides, plans
Box Category 49

Series 49 Crossroads Cafe 1994-1998

Physical Description: 33 documents and videocassettes, 36 in.

Scope and Content Note

Adult student instructional materials,video transcripts, workbooks, teacher resources, promotional materials
Box Category 50

Series 50 Culture 1966-1994

Physical Description: 7 documents, 12 in.

Scope and Content Note

Case studies, resource guides, handbooks, reports
Box Category 51

Series 51 Disabled Populations 1977-2001

Physical Description: 37 items, 16 in.

Scope and Content Note

Legislation, program statistics, reports, resource directories, curriculum guides, model program standards
Box Category 52

Series 52 Distance Learning 1954-2013

Physical Description: 35 items, 36 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, program descriptions, data, instructional materials, videocassetes
Box Category 53

Series 53 DNAE 1982-1988

Physical Description: 14 documents, 15 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, program catalogs, technical assistance notebook
Box Category 54

Series 54 English for All 2001-2002

Physical Description: 20 DVDs, CD-ROMs, videocassettes, mini-DVDs,14 in.

Scope and Content Note

Adult student instructional material
Box Category 55

Series 55 GAIN 1984-2000

Physical Description: 23 documents, 17 in.

Scope and Content Note

Program descriptions, reports, evaluations
Box Category 56

Series 56 LA CAPS Citizen 1979

Physical Description: 10 documents, 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Adult learner manuals
Box Category 57

Series 57 LA CAPS Consumer 1979

Physical Description: 10 documents, 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Adult learner manuals
Box Category 58

Series 58 LA CAPS Family 1979

Physical Description: 6 documents, 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Adult learner manuals
Box Category 59

Series 59 LA CAPS Health 1979

Physical Description: 6 documents, 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Adult learner manuals
Box Category 60

Series 60 LA CAPS Worker 1979

Physical Description: 8 documents, 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Adult learner manuals
Box Category 61

Series 61 LAES 1998

Physical Description: 32 binders and documents, 16 in.

Scope and Content Note

Student instructional materials and report
Box Category 62

Series 62 Lifelines 2002

Physical Description: 11 videocassettes, 14 in.

Scope and Content Note

Adult student instructional material
Box Category 63

Series 63 Madison Heights 2002

Physical Description: 1 document and 10 videocassettes, 14 in.

Scope and Content Note

Adult student instructional material
Box Category 64

Series 64 NOMOS Projects 1978-1980

Physical Description: 13 documents, 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

Surveys, reports, workshop materials
Box Category 65

Series 65 Older Adults 1978-2008

Physical Description: 13 docmuents, 14 in.

Scope and Content Note

Handbooks, guides, proceedings, studies
Box Category 66

Series 66 On Common Ground 1999-2000

Physical Description: 20 documents and videocassettes, 22 in.

Scope and Content Note

Adult student instructional material, teacher resources, promotional material
Box Category 67

Series 67 One Stop Centers 1995-2003

Physical Description: 25 documents, 13 in.

Scope and Content Note

Plans, surveys, testimonies, applications, reports
Box Category 68

Series 68 Oral History 1992-2005

Physical Description: 56 sound cassette sets and transcripts, 72 in.

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interviews
Box Category 69

Series 69 OTAN 1989-2013

Physical Description: 124 documents, videocassettes, DVDs, CD-ROMs, 144 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, guides, manuals, surveys, workshop handouts, catalogs
Box Category 70

Series 70 Parent Education 1935-2006

Physical Description: 28 documents, 18 in.

Scope and Content Note

Handbooks, guides, manuals, standards, resource lists
Box Category 71

Series 71 School Effectiveness 1971-2002

Physical Description: 17 documents, 12 in.

Scope and Content Note

Plans, quality indicators, appraisal procedures, exemplary program descriptions
Box Category 72

Series 72 Slides 1973-1982

Physical Description: 15 carousel slide sets and sound cassettes, 36 in.

Scope and Content Note

Adult student instructional material and adult school program descriptions
Box Category 73

Series 73 Special Collections 1944-2014

Physical Description: 57 boxes, 72 ft.

Scope and Content Note

Eleven special collections
Box Category 74

Series 74 Staff Development 1985-2013

Physical Description: 186 documents and videocassettes, 234 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, adult education instructor workshop materials, workshop facilitator guides, newsletters, conference proceedings, directories, assessment guides
Box Category 75

Series 75 Technology 1993-2002

Physical Description: 5 documents, 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, guides, plans
Box Category 76

Series 76 Videos 1983-2011

Physical Description: 77 videocassettes, 90 in.

Scope and Content Note

Adult program descriptions, adult student stories, adult leadership project descriptions
Box Category 77

Series 77 Vocational Ed 1940-2000

Physical Description: 20 documents, 8 in.

Scope and Content Note

Plans, reports, model program descriptions, histories, curriculum guides, trainer materials
Box Category 78

Series 78 Vocational ESL 1971-1999

Physical Description: 81 documents and videocassettes, 20 in.

Scope and Content Note

Adult learner instructional materials, guides, directories, program descriptions, instructor resources
Box Category 79

Series 79 Welfare Reform 1997-1998

Physical Description: 2 documents, 1 in.

Scope and Content Note

Information analysis, seminar presentation
Box Category 80

Series 80 Workforce Development 1982-2006

Physical Description: 23 documents, 17 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, plans, handbooks, statistical abstracts, policy summaries
Box Category 81

Series 81 Workplace Education 1987-2000

Physical Description: 10 documents, 17 in.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, manuals, guides, handbooks
Box Category 82

Series 82 Journals 1980-2013

Physical Description: 17 journals, 204 in.

Scope and Content Note

Indexed journals related to adult education and technology