When California State University,
Northridge was established in 1957 Dr. Williams came to the Northridge Campus as its first
Dean of Admissions, bringing the Normal School Collection with him. The origins of the
Normal School in California date back to 1857, when the City Normal School was established
in San Francisco. Their purpose was the education of future primary and secondary teachers
for the public school systems. The collection is composed of printed catalogs, bulletins,
announcements and reports on the State Normal Schools in California from
California State University, Northridge was established in 1956 as a satellite of Los
Angeles State College, later becoming an independent campus known as San Fernando Valley
State College. Dr. Williams came to the Northridge Campus as its first Dean of Admissions,
bringing the Normal School Collection with him. From 1957 until his retirement in 1986, Dr.
Williams served as Dean of Admissions, Head of High School and Jr. College Relations.
Williams also served as a counselor in the Student Counseling Center.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of
this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.
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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.