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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California State University Public Affairs Office Collection,
    Dates: 1959-2002
    Collection Number: CSU 021
    Creator: California State University. Office of the Chancellor. Public Affairs Office
    Extent: 66 boxes 37 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: Collection of materials (1959-2003) from the Public Affairs Office at the CSU Chancellor’s Office including News Clips (summaries of events), press clippings, news releases, publications, working papers and photographs.
    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 Public Affairs Office Collection, 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- ).

    Scope and Content

    Collection of materials (1959-2003) from the Public Affairs Office at the CSU Chancellor’s Office. Series include "News Clips" (1974-2003), press clippings (1959-1982), newsletters and publications (1963-1998), Public Affairs Working Papers (1960-2000) and CSU Photograph Collection (1960-1986).


    Arranged in xxxx series:
    • Series I. News Clips (1974-2003) 12 ft.
    • Series II. Press Clippings (1959-2002) 8 ft.
    • Series III. New Releases (1962-2002) 3.5 ft
    • Series IV. Newsletters and Publications (1963-1998) 3ft.
    • Series V. Working Papers (1959-2000) 5 ft.
    • Series VI. Photograph Collection (1959-1986) .5 ft

    Indexing Terms


    Degrees, Academic -- Honorary
    College publications
    Diplomas 1950-1990.

    Personal Names

    Cosby, Bill, 1937-
    Hope, Bob, 1903-2003
    Kennedy, John F.
    Smith, Margaret Chase

    Corporate Names

    California State University
    California State University. Office of the Chancellor.
    California State University, San Marcos

    Related Material

    California State University Reports Collection