John Broesamle was a distinguished
Professor of History at California State University Northridge (CSUN) for over three
decades, beginning his career at San Fernando Valley State College in 1968 and retiring from
CSUN in 1998. At that time, CSUN commissioned Dr. Broesamle to write the history of the
university, the first to appear in published form. The collection consists predominantly of
articles, correspondence, and newspaper clippings from the
and other related campus publications used in researching and writing,
Suddenly A Giant: A History of CSUN.
John Broesamle was a distinguished Professor of History at California State University
Northridge for over three decades, from 1968 until his retirement in 1998. Dr. Broesamle
received his B.A. degree in 1964 from University of the Pacific, his M.A. and PhD from New
York's Columbia University. Dr. Broesamle specialized in United States 20th Century
political history, and published several books, including William
Gibbs McAdoo: A Passion for Change, 1863-1917,
Reform and Reaction in Twentieth Century American Politics, as
well as writing a crime novel, Exile to Murder, published under
the pseudonym Jack Donovan.
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