The University Advancement collection contains records used in the promotion of CSU East Bay among students, faculty, staff,
and administrators, as well as alumni, members of the local community, and other persons affiliated with the University. The
collection contains publications, photographs, and assorted papers used for promotional purposes.
The Office of University Advancement has undergone many name changes throughout the years. Its exact origins are difficult
to trace, but it was likely started in 1960 as part of John Gothbert’s responsibilities as Coordinator of Publications. In
1963, the department became a distinctly separate entity named College-Community Relations. It subsequently acquired the title
of Public Affairs & College Relations. In 1970, after a brief period without an acting director, Durrell M. Gray took over
as head of what was then called Information Services, before the name of the department was changed back to Public Affairs
41.6 Cubic feet
(50 letter size boxes, 2 half-sized boxes, 3 legal size boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 18 media boxes, 1 half-sized carton, 12 cartons,
1 wooden box)
Collection is open for research; copyright restrictions may apply.