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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California State University Board of Trustees Committee Minutes and Agendas,
    Dates: 1958-1993
    Collection Number: CSU 041
    Creator: California State University -- Board of Trustees
    Extent: 18 boxes 17 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: Minutes and agendas of meetings of the various committees of the California State University Board of Trustees (1958-1993).
    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 Board of Trustees Committee Minutes and Agendas, 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 and other offices, and collected by archives staff. It is a growing collection. It appears that much of the Committee Collection was harvested from Board of Trustees Minutes prior to 1995.

    Processing Information

    Originally processing of the Committee of Faculty and Staff Affairs was done by Sandra Zafran, Intern Archives Fall 1986, under direction of Jacque Sundstrand, CSU Archivist. Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, February 2001.Supplementary encoding and revision supplied by Xiuzhi Zhou.
    Complete collection re-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- ).
    In adopting the Donahoe Higher Education Act of 1960, the State Legislature established the Board of Trustees of the California State College (designated "The California University" on January 1, 1982) to "succeed to the powers, duties and functions with respect to the management, administration, and control of the State Colleges." Prior to this, the State Board of Education had jurisdiction over separate colleges. The Board of Trustees governs the California State University system by: "Developing broad administrative policy for the campus; Providing broad direction and coordination to campus curricular development; Overseeing the efficient management of funds, property facilities, and investments by the system and the campuses; Appointing the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellors for the system, and the Presidents for the campuses as chief executives with certain delegated responsibilities; Communicating to the people of California an understanding and appreciation of the current effectiveness and the future needs of the California State University."
    Under present California Law there are twenty-four voting Trustees. The Donahoe Act -which grew out of the recommendations contained in A Master Plan for Higher Education in California, 1960 -1975 -was added to the California Education Code as Division 16.5. Along with Division 18 of the Code, it defines the composition, appointments, terms, powers, and functions of the Board of Trustees.

    Scope and Content

    Minutes and agendas of meetings of the various committees of the California State University Board of Trustees (1958-1993). Committees include Committee on Educational Policy (1960-1987, 4 ft); Committee on Gifts and Public Affairs (1961-1975, 2 ft); Committee on Salaries (1958-1959, 5 folders); Committee on Faculty and Staff Affairs (1961-1975, 2 ft); Committee on Organization and Rules (1961-1977, 1 ft.); Joint Committee (1960-1980, 2 ft); Executive Review Committee (1983, 1 folder); Committee on Finance (1960-1993, 3 ft); Committee on Audit (1967-1983, 1 ft.). Much of this material is duplicated in the CSU Board of Trustees Minutes and Agendas. Microfiche of some of the materials (1960-1985) is available.

    Indexing Terms


    College trustees -- California

    Corporate Names

    California State University
    California State University. Board of Trustees

    Related Material

    CSU Board of Trustee Minutes Collection