INVENTORY OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICE RECORDS, 1971-1985

Finding aid prepared by Greg Williams
California State University Historical Archives

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Archives & Special Collections
University Library, Room G-145
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3895
URL: http://archives.csudh.edu/
©2006


Descriptive Summary

Title: California State University Information Systems Office Records,
Dates: 1971-1985
Collection Number: CSU 016
Creator: California State University Information Systems Office
Extent: 1 box 1 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: Records consist of correspondence concerning computers and information systems. Also include many bids for computer systems in the 1980s. Several reports generated by Information Systems are in the CSU Reports Collection.
Language: Collection material is in English

Administration Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Title of item], California State University Information Systems Office Records, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Acquisition Information

Materials in this collection were transferred by the Chancellor’s Office, California State University and collected by archives staff. It is a growing collection.

Processing Information

Processed during 2004-2006 CSU System-wide Archives Processing Project.

History

The California State University System, formally established in 1960 by the Donahoe Higher Education Act. It is the nation’s largest university system, with 23 campuses and seven off-campus centers, more than 400,000 students and 42,000 faculty and staff. The CSU is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California (the others are the University of California and the California Community College System). Since 1961 more than 2 million alumni have received a bachelor's, master's, and doctoral (Ph.D. and Ed.D) degrees from the university system. It offers more than 1,800 degree programs in some 240-subject areas.
Today's California State University system is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now, San Jose State University) established by the California Legislature on May 2, 1862. By 1895 there were four State Normal schools. In 1921, the schools were re-named the State Teacher’s Schools. In 1935 the colleges were re-named the California State Colleges and were run by the State Department of Education. With the master plan created along with the Donohue Act, the California State Colleges were placed under control of the CSC Board of Trustees. In 1972 the system was renamed the California State Colleges and Universities. The term "Colleges" was dropped in 1982.
Responsibility for the California State University is vested in the Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the Governor of the State of California. The Trustees appoint the Chancellor, who is the chief executive officer of the system, and the Presidents, who are the chief executive officers of their respective campuses. The Academic Senate of the California State University, made up of elected representatives of the faculty from each campus, recommends academic policy to the Board of Trustees through the Chancellor. Chancellors of the system include Buell Gallagher (1961-1962); Glenn S. Dumke (1962-1982); W. Ann Reynolds (1982-1990); Ellis E. McCune [Acting] (1990-1991); Barry Munitz (1991-1998); Charles B. Reed (1998- ).

Scope and Content

Records consist of correspondence concerning computers and information systems. Also include many bids for computer systems in the 1980s. Several reports generated by Information Systems are in the CSU Reports Collection.

Indexing Terms

Subjects

Computer systems
Information technology

Corporate Names

California State University

Related Materials

CSU Library Affairs Collection

Container List

 

California State University Information Systems Office Records, 1971-1985

Physical Description: 1 box
Container IS001, ID 10331

Correspondence. 1969-1970

Container IS001, ID 10332

Correspondence. 1971, January-May

Container IS001, ID 10333

Correspondence. 1971, June-November

Container IS001, ID 10334

Correspondence. 1974-1976

Container IS001, ID 10335

Correspondence. 1981, January-March 16

Container IS001, ID 10336

Correspondence. 1981, March-December 7

Container IS001, ID 10337

Correspondence. 1982, May-December 27

Container IS001, ID 10338

Correspondence. 1983, May 23-November 14

Container IS001, ID 10339

Correspondence. 1984, February 17-August 6

Container IS001, ID 10340

Correspondence. 1985, January 9-October 2 1986

Container IS001, ID 10341

CSUC Batch Computer Equipment Bid; IBM 1977

Container IS001, ID 10342

CSUC Computer Batch Bid; Burroughs 1977

Container IS001, ID 10343

CSUC Computer Batch Bid; Computer Science Corporation 1977

Container IS001, ID 10344

CSUC Computer Batch Bid; Digital Equipment Corporation 1977

Container IS001, ID 10345

CSUC Computer Batch Bid; Hewlett Packard 1977

Container IS001, ID 10346

CSUC Computer System; Control Data Corporation 1976

Container IS001, ID 10347

CSUC Computer System; Control Data Corporation 1977

Container IS001, ID 10348

CSUC Computer System; Honeywell 1977

Container IS001, ID 10349

CSUC Computer System; Perkin Elmer Data System 1977

Container IS001, ID 10350

CSUC Computer System; Sperry, UNIVAC (4 folders) 1977

Container IS001, ID 10351

Flovor Corporation Plotter Users Manual; Cathode Ray Tube Plotter 1966