Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Floyd R. Erickson papers
Collection number: Col-15
Erickson, Floyd R.
1.5 cubic feet
California State University, East Bay. University Archives
Hayward, California 94542
Abstract: The Floyd Erickson Papers collection contains professional and personal correspondence concerning Floyd Erickson, the first
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Languages represented in the collection:
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the University Archives at California State University, East Bay. All requests for permission
to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the University Librarian. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the University Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Floyd R. Erickson papers, Col-15, University Archives, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, California.
Records were transferred by the Office of the University Librarian.
Originally process by Lucielle Klovdahl (date unknown); collection rehoused and finding aid created by Collin Thorman, 2011.
Appointed to the position of University Librarian in 1959 by Fred Harcleroad, Floyd R. Erickson received his Bachelor of Education
from the State Teachers College in Wisconsin, a Bachelor of Science in Library Science from the University of Minnesota, and
his M.A. from Long Beach State College. During his first year as University librarian, he organized the acquisition of 5,700
volumes with a staff of approximately four people. He corresponded closely with many State College libraries, public libraries,
and political figures (notably, Congressman George P. Miller) to acquire materials for student and faculty use. Throughout
his 21-year tenure as University Librarian, Erickson saw the Library shift from a small office at Sunset High School,to a
locker room at the Hayward Union High School building, to a small room in the Science Building, to its current location at
the California State University, East Bay Hayward Campus. He also developed a strong connection with Henry Evans, a printer
whose artwork has been displayed in the Library for many years. In 1980 he retired and was succeeded by Melissa Rose as the
University Librarian and passed away on January 24, 2008.
||Bachelor of Education at State Teachers College, Superior, Wisconsin
||Bachelor of Library Science at University of Minnesota
||M.A. Long Beach State College
||Appointed University Librarian for Alameda County State College
||Retired from California State College at Hayward; awarded emeritus status
||Passed away on January 24
Scope and Content of Collection
The Floyd R. Erickson Papers collection contains professional and personal correspondence during Erickson's tenure as University
Librarian. Correspondence with various university officials and congresspersons is included and discusses various aspects
of administering the University Library. Also included is personal correspondence, primarily with the artist, Henry Evans.
Arranged in two series by type, and within the series by chronology: Series 1:
Professional Correspondence, Series 2: Personal Correspondence.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
the library's online public access catalog.
California State University, East Bay
Academic library directors
Evans, Henry Herman, 1918-1990
California State University at Hayward Catalog, 1980. (Hayward, CA: California State University, Hayward, 1980).
Fred Harcleroad Papers (Collection 12)