Julian Beck was a teacher, politician,
and judge in Los Angeles and was instrumental in the establishment of San Fernando Valley
State College, now known as California State University, Northridge. Documented in the
collection are Beck's family life, judicial and legislative services, his key role in the
founding of CSUN, and his wide-ranging involvement in community activities. Records in the
collection include assembly bills, correspondence, identification cards, newspaper
clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Judge Julian Beck was born on May 13, 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He moved to
California in 1923 and has been a resident of the city of San Fernando since 1935. He
obtained an A.B. degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1929,
followed by an M.A. degree in history from the University of Southern California and an
LL.B. degree in law from Loyola University, both in 1935.
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