The records of the College of
Humanities consist of materials created by the College and its academic departments. Records
include those of the Office of the Dean as well as various departments within the college.
Most represented departments contain limited material however, the Chicana and Chicano
Studies Department is particularly well represented. The collection includes information on
academic minors and student activities, event fliers and programs, annual reports, and
The College of Humanities began at San Fernando Valley State College as the School of
Letters and Science. In 1972, when California State University, Northridge was established,
the School of Letters and Science was split and the School of Humanities was born. The
school was renamed the College of Humanities sometime in the 1990s. It encompasses nine
departments and six interdisciplinary programs including Philosophy, English, Modern and
Classical Languages, one of the oldest and largest Chicana/o Studies Department in the
United States and the only Central American Studies Department in the country.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of
this collection belongs to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for
other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S.
Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written
permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially
exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests
exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research use.