This collection consists of photographs used by Dr. Judson Grenier of California State Dominguez Hills
for educational and research purposes. Photographs of paintings, dioramas, landscapes, and people depict
the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area from its foundation through the 1980s.
Judson A. Grenier was born in Indiana in 1930. He received his bachelor degree from the University of
Minnesota in 1951 and his masters a year later from the University of California. In 1956 he began teaching
at El Camino College in Torrance, California, while pursuing his doctorate in history at UCLA. After
receiving his PhD, Dr. Grenier joined the original faculty of CSC Dominguez Hills in 1966 during its
inception period. At Dominguez Hills, he served as first chairman of the history department and as a
representative member of the college on the state academic senate. Dr. Grenier has been a consultant for
many cities and school districts in Los Angeles County. Dr. Grenier is also a research associate at the
Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History and his works and contributions have been published in history
books, historical societies serials, and journals such as California History, the Southern California
Quarterly, and Manhattan Beach historical series publications. Among his many honors, he received the
CSUDH University Advisory Board’s Distinguished Community Service Award.
[1.75 linear ft]
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.
There are no access restrictions on this collection.