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  • Administration Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California State University Faculty and Staff Affairs Records,
    Dates: 1961-2001
    Collection Number: CSU 010
    Creator: California State University Faculty and Staff Affairs Office
    Extent: 14 boxes 14 linear ft
    Repository: California State University Historical Archives California State University, Dominguez Hills
    Archives & Special Collection
    University Library, Room G-145
    1000 E. Victoria Street
    Carson, California 90747
    Phone: (310) 243-3013
    URL: http://archives.csudh.edu/
    Abstract: Records relating to Faculty and Staff Affairs, later Faculty and Staff Relations, and finally the Human Relations Department. Consists of four series including faculty and staff matters, employee relations publications and issues, employee collective bargaining or contracts, and emergency plans.
    Language: Collection material is in English

    Administration Information


    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Title of item], California State University Faculty and Staff Affairs Records, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials in this collection were transferred by the Chancellor’s Office, California State University and collected by archives staff. It is a growing collection.

    Processing Information

    Processed during 2004-2006 CSU System-wide Archives Processing Project.


    The California State University System, formally established in 1960 by the Donahoe Higher Education Act. It is the nation’s largest university system, with 23 campuses and seven off-campus centers, more than 400,000 students and 42,000 faculty and staff. The CSU is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California (the others are the University of California and the California Community College System). Since 1961 more than 2 million alumni have received a bachelor's, master's, and doctoral (Ph.D. and Ed.D) degrees from the university system. It offers more than 1,800 degree programs in some 240-subject areas.
    Today's California State University system is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now, San Jose State University) established by the California Legislature on May 2, 1862. By 1895 there were four State Normal schools. In 1921, the schools were re-named the State Teacher’s Schools. In 1935 the colleges were re-named the California State Colleges and were run by the State Department of Education. With the master plan created along with the Donohue Act, the California State Colleges were placed under control of the CSC Board of Trustees. In 1972 the system was renamed the California State Colleges and Universities. The term "Colleges" was dropped in 1982.
    Responsibility for the California State University is vested in the Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the Governor of the State of California. The Trustees appoint the Chancellor, who is the chief executive officer of the system, and the Presidents, who are the chief executive officers of their respective campuses. The Academic Senate of the California State University, made up of elected representatives of the faculty from each campus, recommends academic policy to the Board of Trustees through the Chancellor. Chancellors of the system include Buell Gallagher (1961-1962); Glenn S. Dumke (1962-1982); W. Ann Reynolds (1982-1990); Ellis E. McCune [Acting] (1990-1991); Barry Munitz (1991-1998); Charles B. Reed (1998- ).
    Faculty Staff Affairs functioned for many years as the office concerned with employee salaries, benefits, collective bargaining and other human resource concerns. The function is currently performed by the System-wide Human Resources Department.

    Scope and Content

    Records consist of four series: faculty and staff matters, employee relations publications and issues, employee collective bargaining or contracts, and emergency plans.


    Arranged in four series:
    • Series I. Faculty and Staff Affairs matters (1960s-1980s, 6 ft.)
    • Subjects include compensation, extended education, budget cuts, salaries, part-time faculty, promotions, faculty review, statistics, exchange programs, lay-off policies, library staffing, golden handshake data, librarian salaries, library staffing, personnel plans, staffing formula, Board of Trustees salary proposal and adjustments.
    • Series II. Employee Relations publications and issues (bulk 1970s-1980s, 2 ft.)
    • Includes flyers, newsletters, articles, testimony, memos and correspondence relating to collective bargaining, librarians pay, and materials from various unions including the California Faculty Association, United Professors of California, Cal State Educational Association and other organizations. Newsletters or newspapers include UPC Advocate, CFA Bulletin, CFA Professor, CFA Today, CSEA Campus Voice, and Faculty Lobby. Also includes statements or memos from various Board of Trustees, Chancellors, and legislators.
    • Series III. Employee Relations Collective Bargaining Unit Records (1982-1995, 4 ft.)
    • Consists of booklets or proposals relating to collective bargaining including contract administrative manual, collective bargaining proposals, proposals for successor agreements, summary of agreement, correspondence and amendments, new contract language, initial salary proposal, interpretive notes, contract changes and other materials. Includes materials from Units 1-9: Unit 1, Physicians and Dentists; Unit 2, Health Care Support; Unit 3, Faculty; Unit 4, Academic Support; Unit 5, Operations Support Services; Unit 6, Skilled Crafts; Unit 7, Clerical/Administrative Support Services; Unit 8, Public Safety; and Unit 9, Technical Support Services.
    • Series IV. Emergency Plans for CSU Campuses (1980s, 1 ft.)
    • Includes Multi-hazard Emergency Planning Guidance, and mulit-hazard emergency plans for various CSU campuses.

    Indexing Terms


    Academic librarians
    Collective bargaining
    College personnel management
    Emergency management

    Corporate Names

    California State University

    Related Material

    California State University Reports Collection, Glenn Dumke Personal Papers, CSU Chancellor’s Office Collection