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INVENTORY OF THE ROBERT G. COMEGYS COLLECTION, 1952-1973
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Comegys (Robert G.) Collection
    Dates: 1952-1973
    Collection Number: "Consult repository."
    Creator: Comegys, Robert G.
    Extent: 15 boxes [6.4 linear ft]
    Repository: California State University Historical Archives California State University, Dominguez Hills
    Archives & Special Collection
    University Library, Room G-145
    1000 E. Victoria Street
    Carson, California 90747
    Phone: (310) 243-3013
    URL: http://archives.csudh.edu/
    Abstract: American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and CSU Academic Senate materials of Robert Comegys, Fresno State history professor. AAUP defends academic freedom and tenure, advocates collegial governance, and develops policies ensuring due process. These materials include: organizational papers including AAUP position papers, newsletters, correspondence, bulletins, news clippings, reports, California Teachers Association, and conference papers. Subjects include student protest, finance, personnel files, and administrative files. Includes mention of Frederic W. Ness and Marvin Jackson (Marvin X).
    Language: Collection material is in English

    Administration Information

    Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Title of item], ROBERT G. COMEGYS COLLECTION, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was donated by Professor Robert G. Comegys.

    Processing Information

    Processed in 2007.

    History

    Robert G, Comegys was Professor of History at Fresno State College. He was associated with AAUP from 1958-1973. From 1963 to 1970 Comegys was at various times President of the California branch of the AAUP and a representative of Fresno State to the Statewide Academic Senate of the CSU.
    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was formed in 1915 by university professors and scholars. It emerged as the first national organization of its kind to protect the interests of professors and research scholars in higher education. Later, the national organization began to organize state and local chapters. Local chapters provided faculty with easier access to the association and promoted their own issues with the guidance of the national association. The AAUP also worked with other organizations, such as the Congress of Faculty Association (CFA), primarily in the area of collective bargaining. AAUP defends academic freedom and tenure, advocates collegial governance, and develops policies ensuring due process.

    Scope and Content

    The Robert G. Comegys collection encompasses materials from 1950-1973. This collection also includes organizational papers including AAUP position papers, newsletters, AAUP handbooks, political pamphlets, correspondence, bulletins, news clippings, reports, California Teachers Association materials, conference papers, CSU Academic Senate, Subjects include student protest, finance, personnel files, administrative files, Frederic W. Ness and Marvin Jackson (Marvin X). Other subjects deal with campus unrest at Fresno State College (now California State University, Fresno). Included are extensive news clippings from The Fresno Bee detailing student protests and political and social activism.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects

    AAUP
    American Association of University Professors
    Teachers
    Education, Higher
    Universities and colleges – United States
    Fresno (Calif.) – Newspapers
    California State University, Fresno – History

    Personal Names

    Ness, Frederic W. (Frederic William)
    Reagan, Ronald

    Corporate Names

    California State University, Fresno

    Geographic areas

    Fresno, CA