This collection includes materials related to the creation of California State College (later University), Dominguez Hills.
Reports, correspondence, legislative bills, studies, maps, photographs, and news clippings document the state of California’s
decision to build a college in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County, the search for a site, and the development of facility
and academic master plans. There are also papers, correspondence, and news clippings related to the college gathered by A.
Quincy Jones, the Master Architect for the campus.]
California State University Dominguez Hills was established by the legislature of the state of California in 1960 as a branch
of the California State College system to serve southwest Los Angeles. Its first name, South Bay State College, was chosen
to reflect that orientation. Its first president, Leo F. Cain, was appointed in January, 1962, and consulting architect and
the college planning staff were appointed later that year.
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