When California State University,
Northridge was established in 1957 Dr. Williams came to the Northridge Campus as its
first Dean of Admissions, bringing the Normal School Collection with him. The origins of
the Normal School in California date back to 1857, when the City Normal School was
established in San Francisco. Their purpose was the education of future primary and
secondary teachers for the public school systems. The collection is composed of printed
catalogs, bulletins, announcements and reports on the State Normal Schools in California
California State University, Northridge was established in 1956 as a satellite of Los
Angeles State College, later becoming an independent campus known as San Fernando Valley
State College. Dr. Williams came to the Northridge Campus as its first Dean of
Admissions, bringing the Normal School Collection with him. From 1957 until his
retirement in 1986, Dr. Williams served as Dean of Admissions, Head of High School and
Jr. College Relations. Williams also served as a counselor in the Student Counseling
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)
of this collection has not been transferred to California State University,
Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or
reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of
the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research use.