Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Fred Harcleroad papers
Bulk Dates: 1959-1966
Collection number: Col-12
Harcleroad, Fred F.
5.36 cubic feet
(11 letter size boxes, 1 half-size box, 2 media boxes)
California State University, East Bay. University Archives
Hayward, California 94542
Abstract: The Fred Harcleroad Papers are a collection of documents created and received by Harcleroad slightly prior to, during, and
after his time as President of the University.
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.
Fred Harcleroad papers, Col-12, University Archives, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, California.
Records were transferred by the Office of the President.
Originally processed by Lucille Klovdahl (date unknown); collection rehoused and finding aid created by Collin Thorman, 2010.
Finding aid updated with new accretion by Diana Wakimoto, 2016.
Fred Harcleroad became President of the University in 1959, before the Hayward Campus was created. He was appointed after
having served as a dean at the San Jose State College and was quickly embraced by the student body and faculty as a supporter
of education and the Alameda County College (as it was then known). Fred Harcleroad also assisted in the lengthy naming process
of the college, the construction of its campus, the selection of its faculty, and the structure of its curriculum. Dr. Harcleroad's
interest in A.V. pertaining to teaching made him a forward-thinking man who strove to integrate technology into the college
Dr. Harcleroad's primary focus for the California State University, Hayward (as it eventually came to be known at the end
of his tenure) was to create a modern university, integrating computers and audio-visual media into the curriculum with a
focus on cultural awareness in the form of various multicultural studies programs. Unfortunately, many of these programs either
never made it off the ground or were cut due to budget constraints.
Though Fred Harcleroad was supported by the majority of the students and faculty, a vocal minority's slanderous anonymous
letters caused Dr. Harcleroad to be reassigned as a professor of higher education and consultant to Chancellor Dumke.
||Appointed to President of the Alameda County College
||Groundbreaking Ceremony for Hayward Campus
||Accredited by the Western College Association
||Reassigned to full time faculty
Scope and Content of Collection
The Fred Harcleroad Papers are a collection of documents created and received by Harcleroad slightly prior to, during, and
after his time as President of the University. The collection contains loose leaf presidential correspondences, telegrams,
letters, newspapers, speeches, and informational material.
All collected outgoing correspondence during Harcleroad’s time as President of the University is present in this collection,
as well as assorted papers (including incoming correspondence) received by Harcleroad before, during, and after his presidency.
The collection also includes audio and video interviews of Harcleroad on 2 DVDs and 4 cassette tapes, and scrapbooks assembled
during Harcleroad’s Presidency, along with several awards received by Harcleroad.
Arranged in five series by subject: Series 1: Outgoing Correspondence, Series 2: Papers, Series 3: Awards, Series 4: Audio-Visual
Material, Series 5: Scrapbooks
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
Dumke, Glenn S.