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  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California State Student Association Records,
    Dates: 1963-1998
    Collection Number: CSU 007
    Creator: California State Student Association
    Extent: 9 boxes 9 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 of the California State Student Association include minutes of meetings, committee meetings, and subjects including collective bargaining and financial aid.
    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 Student Association 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.

    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.
    In 1958, three years before the formation of the CSU system, a group of Associated Student Body presidents founded the "Student Presidents Association." This group initially served mostly as an informational forum for the campus student associations, but the fact that a well-organized statewide student association was firmly established when the CSU was founded ensured that the students had a place in the CSU's internal policymaking from the beginning. The Student Presidents Association was formally recognized by the Trustees in 1963. By 1974, the student leaders were articulate, intelligent, and politically astute. The student leaders of this era were quite successful both in the legislature and within the system, and are responsible for much of the foundation of student leadership that still exists. By 1979 CSSA had become extraordinarily active, and many student body presidents were finding it difficult to fulfill both their campus and CSSA responsibilities and thus began appointing CSSA representatives (a few campuses had already started electing separate representatives). The Association decided to recognize this reality by re-naming itself the California State Student Association in 1979.

    Scope and Content

    Includes the records of the California State Student Association mostly between 1979 and 1998, but also include materials back to 1963. Records and subjects include Committee meeting minutes (Public Affairs, Executive, University Affairs Committees), collective bargaining, liaison reports, correspondence with various campus representatives, childcare, CalPIRG, financial aid, faculty salaries, Title IX gender equity, student fees, legislation, and many other issues relating to students in the CSU system.

    Indexing Terms


    United States. Education Amendment of 1972. Title IX
    Student aid -- California
    Student government -- California

    Corporate Names

    California State University

    Related Material

    CSU Academic Senate Collection