Scope and Content
Title: California State University Public Affairs Office Collection,
Collection Number: CSU 021
California State University. Office of the Chancellor. Public Affairs Office
37 linear ft
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
Collection of materials (1959-2003) from the Public Affairs Office at the CSU Chancellor’s Office including News Clips (summaries
of events), press clippings, news releases, publications, working papers and photographs.
Language: Collection material is in English
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
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.
[Title of item], California State University Public Affairs Office Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and
Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Materials in this collection were transferred by the Chancellor’s Office, California State University and collected by archives
staff. It is a growing collection.
Processed during 2004-2006 CSU System-wide Archives Processing Project.
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
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
Collection of materials (1959-2003) from the Public Affairs Office at the CSU Chancellor’s Office. Series include "News Clips"
(1974-2003), press clippings (1959-1982), newsletters and publications (1963-1998), Public Affairs Working Papers (1960-2000)
and CSU Photograph Collection (1960-1986).
Arranged in xxxx series:
- Series I. News Clips (1974-2003) 12 ft.
- Series II. Press Clippings (1959-2002) 8 ft.
- Series III. New Releases (1962-2002) 3.5 ft
- Series IV. Newsletters and Publications (1963-1998) 3ft.
- Series V. Working Papers (1959-2000) 5 ft.
- Series VI. Photograph Collection (1959-1986) .5 ft
Degrees, Academic -- Honorary
Cosby, Bill, 1937-
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003
Kennedy, John F.
Smith, Margaret Chase
California State University
California State University. Office of the Chancellor.
California State University, San Marcos
California State University Reports Collection