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Los Angeles State Normal School records
UARC.0001  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Los Angeles State Normal School records
    Creator: State Normal School, Los Angeles (Calif.)
    Identifier/Call Number: UARC.0001
    Physical Description: 8.4 Linear Feet (13 boxes, 3 oversize flat boxes, 1 shoe box)
    Date (inclusive): 1883-1931
    Abstract: Record Series 1 contains the records of the State Normal School at Los Angeles, from the time of its founding until its incorporation into the University of California. Included are correspondence, student and faculty registers, photographs, minutes of the board of trustees and of faculty and administrative committees, financial records, and the administrative files of the office of the president. The materials document all aspects of the functioning of the State Normal School.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. Commercial use may require additional rights that must be determined and obtained by the researcher. All requests for copyright permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Los Angeles State Normal School records (University Archives Record Series 1). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Source and date of receipt unknown.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Lori Dedeyan and Megan Gilbert in 2018.
    Record series 1 includes the contents of former University Archives record series numbers 2, 22, 252, 539, 632, and 645, which were retired after their contents were merged into this record series in August 2018.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3242181 

    Historical Note

    Due to a growing demand for trained teachers and limited space at the California State Normal School, which was first opened in San Francisco in 1862 and moved to San Jose in 1870, a second State Normal School was established in Los Angeles in 1881. On March 14, 1881, California Senate Bill 187: An Act to establish a Branch State Normal School in Los Angeles was signed into law by Governor George C. Perkins. The first section of the legislation stipulated that, "There shall be established in the County of Los Angeles a school, to be called the Branch State Normal School of California, for the training and educating of teachers in the art of instructing and governing in the public schools of this state." In 1887, the California legislature changed the name of the two normal schools, dropping the word "California" and designating them simply as "State Normal Schools." By 1913, there were six locations of the California State Normal School system, including San Jose, Los Angeles, and Chico.
    In 1919, the State Normal School at Los Angeles became the southern branch of the University of California. The other branches of the State Normal School system form what is now the California State University system.

    Scope and Content

    Record Series 1 contains the records of the State Normal School at Los Angeles. Included are correspondence, minutes of the board of trustees, minutes of faculty and administrative committee meetings, financial records, student and faculty registers, photographs, and the administrative files of president Jesse F. Millspaugh, which include correspondence, minutes, and other documentation pertaining to various campus agencies, other State Normal Schools, official entities such as the Los Angeles Board of Education and California State Board of Education, new faculty hires, and various campus functions and concerns, such as lectures and events, faculty and employees, and the teachers' retirement salary fund.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection has been arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1: Minutes of the Board of Trustees
    • Series 2: Administrative files of the Office of the President
    • Series 3: Minutes of faculty and administration committees
    • Series 4: Financial records
    • Series 5: Registers
    • Series 6: Programs and publicity
    • Series 7: Photographs

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Teachers colleges -- California -- Los Angeles.
    Teachers -- Training of -- California