California State University, East Bay, University Libraries records
Title: California State University, East Bay, University Libraries records
Collection Number: Consult repository
California State University, East Bay. University Libraries
Extent: 24.15 cubic feet
Online items available
California State University, East Bay University Archives
Abstract: With physical library buildings on the Hayward Hills and Concord campuses as well as a robust online presence, the University
Libraries support the teaching and research missions of the University’s students, faculty, and staff. The collection contains
records of the beginnings of the library in 1957 with the founding of the university, construction of the library buildings,
exhibits, library publications, reports, and committee minutes.
Language of Material: English
Collection is open for research.
California State University, East Bay, University Libraries records. California State University, East Bay University Archives
The library’s inception coincided with the founding of the university in 1957 and the first library director was Floyd Erickson,
for whom the Special Collections Room is named. In 1966, the Friends of the Library was established. The construction of a
separate library building on the Hayward Hills campus occurred from 1966 to 1971. In 1972, the current library building opened
its doors. The library on the Concord campus was dedicated in 1990. The University Libraries continue to serve university
communities and general public through reference, instruction, and collection development work, along with providing exhibits
which relate the University Libraries’ holdings to various local, national, and international events and commemorations.
Scope and Content of Collection
The records of the University Libraries span the founding of the library along with the university in 1957 to its present
operations on the Hayward Hills and Concord campuses. Included are records documenting the daily work of the library faculty
and staff, including reports and committee meeting minutes along with materials on library exhibits and events. Also included
are library publications such as newsletters, handouts, workbooks, and various instructional guides. These records include:
textual documents, audio-visual materials, photographic prints, negatives, and slides, and blueprints.