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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Enochs (James) Papers,
    Dates: 1953-1968
    Collection Number: CSU 033
    Creator: Enochs, James
    Extent: 2 boxes 2 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: Papers (1953-1968) of James Enochs, Dean of Academic Planning for the California State Colleges. Papers focus on curriculum, graduate programs and other materials.
    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], Enochs (James) Papers, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills.

    Acquisition Information

    This material was donated to the CSU Archives by Dr. James Enochs. An undated note in the files from Dr. Judson Grenier, Professor of History at CSU Dominguez Hills, indicates that the donation was made some time after Enochs had retired and moved to Oregon. Dr. Enochs' residence at the time of donation is given as Ashland, Oregon.

    Processing Information

    The files were roughly ordered and weeded by Dr. Enochs before donation to the Archives some time in the 1980's. Files do contain some materials that originate from other offices or venues. For the most part, CSU Archives weeded these materials from the collection at the time of processing [26-28 July 1999] if they were duplicates, were copyrighted materials, or originated from CSU offices or agencies known to keep accurate archives of reports. For the convenience of researchers, some files that also appear as Board of Trustees Agenda Items are kept, with the justification that Enochs' office was, in fact, the office of origination for these. Because of the spotty retention of reports by CSU agencies and State Education Committees, most reports from these offices were kept, in particular if they appeared to be used as working papers for projects in which Enochs was himself involved. Updated between 2004 and 2006.


    Dr. Enochs was the first Dean of Academic Planning for the California State Colleges. As the state colleges began to move from being purely teacher's colleges to becoming a part of an integrated Master Plan covering all of higher education in California, the changes in and development of new curricula assumed importance. The files in this series illuminate some of the decision-making involved in this redefinition of curricular goals. Many of the files come from the decade before the Donohoe Act, which organized the CSUC System in 1960-61, but a significant section of the papers also cover the creation of graduate programs, including the joint doctorate programs.
    Enochs was interviewed by Professor Grenier in the first series of the CSU Oral History Project. The interview specifically mentions papers donated to the Archives relating to a report entitled, "Standards and Criteria for Occupational Master's Degrees." These materials are not in the files presently designated as the Enochs Papers. Also mentioned are accomplishments of Dr. Enochs in helping to develop changes in curricula concerning Nursing Education, Social Work Programs, Engineering Education and Agricultural Education. Records involving the development of these programs are included in this record series.
    Enochs was on the Master Plan Committee until 1962, when he went back to administration at the college level at CSU Sonoma. The records indicate he was frequently called in thereafter to serve on committees dealing with system-wide curriculum development issues.

    Scope and Content

    Papers deal with administrative staffing and fiscal responsibility, curriculum approvals, curriculum planning, Master Plan curriculum planning, individual colleges curriculum, graduate programs, joint doctorate graduate programs, engineering, high cost programs, nursing, social work, summer and extension sessions, Committee on Fiscal Responsibility, and television and audio visual services.

    Indexing Terms


    Education, higher
    Universities and colleges -- Administration

    Corporate Names

    California State University


    Master Plan for Higher Education

    Related Material

    California State University Academic Planning Collection