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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California State Employees' Association
    Dates: 1928-1989
    Collection Number: Consult repository.
    Collector: California State University, Fresno
    Extent: 2 boxes [2 linear ft]
    Repository: California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
    Archives & Special Collection
    University Library, Room 5039
    1000 E. Victoria Street
    Carson, California 90747
    Phone: (310) 243-3013
    URL: http://www.csudh.edu/archives/csudh/index.html
    Abstract: The California State Employees’ Association collection contains its own correspondence, constitutions, meeting minutes, reports, and bulletins from 199 through 1938. It also includes correspondence and union newsletters from American Federation of Teachers from the 1960s; the United Professors of California Advocate (1971-1989) and collective bargaining source material from the 1960s; California College and University Faculty Association correspondence; California Teachers Association bulletin from 1928; The Scope, a newsletter from the Faculty of the California State Colleges (1966-1970); and flyers from the 1970s from the Clerical and Allied Services Employees and College and University Service Employees.
    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], INVENTORY OF CALIFORNIA STATE EMPLOYEES' ASSOCIATION, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was donated by Fresno State University to the Archives and Special Collections at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

    Processing Information

    Materials were processed and arranged by Erica Watson in 2011.


    The California State Employees’ Association was founded in 1931 and is California's largest state employee organization, representing almost 140,000 state and university workers, managers, supervisors, and retirees. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is an American labor union founded in 1916 that represents teachers, paraprofessionals, and school-related personnel; local, state, and federal employees; higher education faculty and staff; and healthcare workers. The AFT is the second-largest education labor union in the United States, representing over one million members. The United Professors of California, a college faculty union, was founded in 1970 as the result of a coalition between the AFT and the Association of California State College Professors (ACSCP). In 1932 the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) began from a small group of professional state employees in Madison, Wisconsin. Their focus was to promote, defend, and enrich the civil service system across the country.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains constitutions, meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence from the California State Employees Association, with dates ranging from 1929-1957. It also contains bulletins for the California Association of State Teachers and College Instructors, which later became part of the California Teachers Association, Bulletin from 1931-1938; the California Teachers Association constitution from 1928; American Federation of Teachers correspondence and newsletters from the 1960s; The Scope, a newsletter from the Faculty of California State Colleges from 1966-1970; The United Professors of California newspaper the Advocate from 1971-1989; flyers from 1976-1978 Clerical and Allied Services Employees College and University Service Employees; and resource material for collective bargaining 1967-1971.


    Arranged in chronological order within organizations.

    Indexing Terms


    California Federation of Teachers
    California State Employees' Association
    Collective bargaining
    Teachers' Union--United States

    Related Material

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    Separated Materials

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