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Finding aid for the Floyd R. Erickson Papers
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The Floyd Erickson Papers collection contains professional and personal correspondence concerning Floyd Erickson, the first University Librarian.
Appointed to the position of University Librarian in 1959 by Fred Harcleroad, Floyd R. Erickson received his Bachelor of Education from the State Teachers College in Wisconsin, a Bachelor of Science in Library Science from the University of Minnesota, and his M.A. from Long Beach State College. During his first year as University librarian, he organized the acquisition of 5,700 volumes with a staff of approximately four people. He corresponded closely with many State College libraries, public libraries, and political figures (notably, Congressman George P. Miller) to acquire materials for student and faculty use. Throughout his 21-year tenure as University Librarian, Erickson saw the Library shift from a small office at Sunset High School,to a locker room at the Hayward Union High School building, to a small room in the Science Building, to its current location at the California State University, East Bay Hayward Campus. He also developed a strong connection with Henry Evans, a printer whose artwork has been displayed in the Library for many years. In 1980 he retired and was succeeded by Melissa Rose as the University Librarian and passed away on January 24, 2008.
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Copyright has not been assigned to the University Archives at California State University, East Bay. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the University Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research.