Dorman Commons Education Collection

California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections
California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections
800 N State College Blvd.
3rd Floor, Library South, PLS-352
Fullerton, California 92834-4150
(657) 278-3444
http://www.library.fullerton.edu/
2014


Descriptive Summary

Title: Dorman Commons Education Collection
Dates: 1960-1975
Collection Number: SC.16
Creator/Collector: Commons, Dorman
Extent: 14 boxes (24 linear feet)
Repository: California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections
Fullerton, California 92834-4150
Abstract: The Dorman Commons Education Collection pertains to the activities of Dorman Commons, who served as president of the California State Board of Education from 1961-1970.
Language of Material: English

Access

The collection is open to the public.

Preferred Citation

Dorman Commons Education Collection. California State University, Fullerton. University Archives and Special Collections

Scope and Content of Collection

Dorman Commons, an oil company executive and self-identified liberal Democrat, was a strong supporter of adequate state support for public education and supported both sex education and the teaching of evolution in the schools. He supported Wilson Riles against Conservative Max Rafferty in the 1970 campaign for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Materials on these two individuals and their campaigns are also included in the collection.