Finding aid prepared by Greg Williams
California State University Historical Archives

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Archives & Special Collections
University Library, Room G-145
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3895

Descriptive Summary

Title: California State University Business Affairs Office Records,
Dates: 1966-1988
Collection Number: CSU 036
Creator: California State University Office of Business Affairs
Extent: 1 box 1 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
Abstract: Records of CSU Business Affairs Office (1966-1988)
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 Business Affairs Office 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.

[History or Biography]

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- ).

Scope and Content

Business Affairs Office records (1966-1988). Correspondence, reports, quarterly reports, budget support letters and other materials. Includes program change proposals, Collective Bargaining Committee, Harry Brakesbill testimony (1968), budget decentralization, child care, public safety, and budget planning and administration. Many reports generated by Business Affairs or later, Business and Finance are located in the CSU Reports Collection.

Indexing Terms


Collective bargaining

Corporate Names

California State University
California State University. Office of the Chancellor
California State University. Budget Planning and Administration

Related Materials

CSU Chancellor's Office Collection, CSU Reports Collection

Container List


California State University Business Affairs Office Records, 1966-1988

Physical Description: 1 box
Container BA001, ID 8671

Correspondence 1976-1978

Container BA001, ID 8672

Correspondence 1978

Container BA001, ID 8673

Correspondence 1979

Container BA001, ID 8674

Correspondence 1981

Container BA001, ID 8675

Correspondence 1982

Container BA001, ID 8676

Correspondence 1983

Container BA001, ID 8677

Correspondence 1984

Container BA001, ID 8678

Correspondence 1985

Container BA001, ID 8679

Correspondence 1986

Container BA001, ID 8680

Correspondence 1987-1988

Container BA001, ID 8681

Budget Planning and Administration 1982

Container BA001, ID 8682

Budget Planning and Administration 1984

Container BA001, ID 8683

Budget Planning and Administration 1987-1988

Container BA001, ID 8684

Public Safety Correspondence 1979-1985

Container BA001, ID 8685

Project 1239 Budgetary Decentralization (Fullerton) 1972

Container BA001, ID 8686

Project 1239 Budgetary Decentralization (Fullerton) 1972-1975

Container BA001, ID 8687

Project 1239 Budgetary Decentralization (Fullerton) 1972-1975

Container BA001, ID 8688

Project 1239 Budgetary Decentralization (Fullerton) 1972-1975

Container BA001, ID 8689

Project 1239 Budgetary Decentralization Implementation 1972-1975

Container BA001, ID 8690

Harry Brakesbill Testimony 1968

Container BA001, ID 8691

Committee on Collective Bargaining 1986

Container BA001, ID 8692

Budget Support Letters 1972

Container BA001, ID 8750

Child Care Center Reports 1978-1979

Container BA001, ID 8751

Introduction to California Fiscal Information Services. CFIS 1979, April 18

Container BA001, ID 8752

Program Change Proposals, Supplemental Information and Additional Data 1980, November 12

Container BA001, ID 8753

Quarterly Reports 1966-1970

Container BA001, ID 8754

Quarterly Reports 1970-1971

Container BA001, ID 8755

Quarterly Reports 1972-1973