Scope and Content
Title: California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (CSU-ERFA) Collection,
Collection Number: Consult repository.
California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association
(14 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
The California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (CSU-ERFA) Collection
documents the activities of this advocacy organization of retired and emeritus faculty members.
Materials (1985-2007) include minutes, correspondence, reports, newsletters, ledgers, questionnaires, flyers, accomplishments,
and conference papers. Subjects include health, finance, legal, insurance, organization history,
proposition information, membership correspondence and membership lists.
Also contained in this collection are the ERFA-related writings and correspondence of Sidney P. Albert,
first president of the association.
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 Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (CSU-ERFA), Courtesy of the Department
of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Materials in this collection were donated by the California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association.
Processed in 2007 by Greg Williams and Cathy Bueno.
CSU-ERFA, the California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (formerly known as CSU Association of Emeriti
Professors), is a nonprofit organization of emeritus and retired faculty members from all 23 campuses of the California State
University system. The association was formed in 1985 in response to threats and attempts to reduce or eliminate CSU retirees’
rights, privileges and benefits, and to support the activities of retired faculty as continuing members of the academic community.
The association nominates candidates for the retiree member of the state Academic Senate and provides recommendations on curricular
and academic policy to the Academic Senate and the Office of the Chancellor.
A major function of CSU-ERFA is to safeguard the pension and health care benefits for both active and retired California State
University faculty and staff members. In addition to its efforts to protect retiree benefits, the association provides guidance
to emeritus and retired faculty associations at individual CSU campuses.
Sidney P. Albert, whose files are also included in the collection, was the first president of CSU-ERFA. Born in Syracuse,
N.Y., and a graduate of Syracuse University. In 1939 Albert earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University. After serving
in the Army during World War II, Albert taught philosophy and studied drama in the East and Midwest. In 1956, he received
an appointment in philosophy at CSU Los Angeles (then Los Angeles State College).
Scope and Content
The CSU-ERFA Collection (1985-2007) includes: minutes (council and executive meetings), correspondence, reports, newsletters,
ledgers, questionnaires, flyers, versions of by-laws, annual accomplishments, brochures, treasurer’s reports and conference
papers. Subjects include health, finance, legal, insurance, organization history, biography, administration-membership lists,
age discrimination, organizational constitution, pension matters (PERS), unemployment, Medicare, consultants, FERP, and legislation.
Also included are organization newsletters and selected newsletters of the individual campus emeritus organizations.
The collection also includes the writings and correspondence of Sidney P. Albert, who has taught Philosophy at CSULA since
1956. Included in this series are records dealing with the following subject matters: biographical notes, retirement workshops,
creation of ERFA bill of rights, fund raising committee, National Council on Aging, and the formation of Academic Senate.
Arranged in three series:
Finance and insurance
Age discrimination California
Albert, Sidney P.
California State University -- Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association
Albert, Sidney P.