INVENTORY OF THE TEN YEAR HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS

Finding aid prepared by Christeta Nini
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Archives & Special Collections
University Library, Room 5039
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3895
URL: http://www.csudh.edu/archives/csudh/index.html
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Ten Year History of California State University, Dominguez Hills
Dates: 1961-1986
Collection Number: Consult repository
Creator: Nethery, Harry A.
Extent: 2 boxes [0.5 linear feet]
Repository: California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
Archives & Special Collection
University Library, Room 5039
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3013
URL: http://www.csudh.edu/archives/csudh/index.html
Abstract: The Ten Year History of California State University, Dominguez Hills collection (1961-1986) includes: typed transcript/manuscript, a note on the collection transfer from Judson Grenier, memorandum from H.A. Nethery to CSUDH Library Staff and History Faculty, draft instructions, preface, introduction, nine drafted chapters, appendices, and sixteen audiocassettes.
Language: Collection material is in English

Administration Information

Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], TEN YEAR HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 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 Judson Grenier in March 1986.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded September 2010 by Christeta Nini.

Biography

Harry A. Nethery was born on January 19, 1918. In 1939, he graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Business. In 1940, he enlisted in the Navy, but he did not serve until 1941 after he received his MBA from Harvard University School of Business. While in service in 1941-1945, Nethery served as Commander in the Naval Supply Store. He married "Wally" Nethery in 1943. 10 years after his military service, in 1955, he earned his Ed.D. from Stanford University, attending on a GI Bill.
After his military career he served as Business Administrator for Northern California's Walnut Creek and Alameda School System in 1955-1957. From 1957-1962, he was the Assistant Superintendent for Cupertino School District (also in Northern California). Afterwards, he transferred from K-12 school systems to college level systems. In 1962, he was recruited as Dean of Facilities Planning for South Bay State College (later named California State College, Dominguez Hills). He was responsible for planning a new campus facility to serve the Centinela-South Bay area. In Fall of 1967, he was a member of the university's first Foundation board of directors with Leo Cain (President), Donald Loker (new chair of expanded Advisory Board), and William Huston (president of Watson Land Company). In 1970, he was promoted to Vice-President of Facilities Planning, and during his retirement in 1977, he received an Outstanding Professor award.
He died in 1996 in Santa Barbara, California.

Scope and Content

This collection documents the ten year history of California State University, Dominguez Hills from 1962-1972 according to Harry A. Nethery in a non-proofread paper draft and a series of audiocassette tapes. This collection includes a note from the collection transfer, memorandum from H.A. Nethery to CSUDH Library Staff and History Faculty interested in College Archives, draft instructions (slip), Preface that outlines the chapter contents, Introduction, nine drafted chapters. Throughout Chapters 1-9, various appendices are referenced which are not included in this collection (i.e. Appendix 1). The collection also includes sixteen audiocassettes intended for transcription. The audiocassettes document the preface, introduction, and eleven chapters.
The contents outlined in the preface include organizations and activities of people of the college: students, faculty, staff, administration; the instructional program; site development; finance; cultural programs and activities; athletics; and statistical data. Other subjects include authorization by the Legislature to form South Bay State College/Palos Verdes; the original planning staff: Leo Cain, Mr. Murray, Dr. Lyle Gibson, Nethery, Dr. Milo Milfs, and Dr. Ellis, and incoming members; Fox Hills as a contending site location; problems with the Palos Verdes Penninsula site; a press release from the Chancellor's office expressing disappointments with the site development progress; incoming students temporarily housed at the California Federal Savings and Loan Corp. in Palos Verdes Penninsula; Dominguez Hills as a contending site location with suggestion from President Cain to California State College-Dominguez Hills; tuition controversies from the growth of students at "Cal State Dominguez Hills"; budget approval from Governer Reagan; arguments supporting a change from California State College, Dominguez Hills to California State University, Domingez Hills; Chancellor Dumke's interview with U.S. News and World Report; Mexican-American student organizations; the student Air Show Project; the approval of the Pass-No Pass Credit Grading System; underground newspapers on campus; and a moratorium in honor of the Vietnam War.

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 boxes:
  • Box I. Papers (1961-1986)
  • Box II. Audiocassette Tapes

Indexing Terms

Subjects

California State University. Chancellor's Office.
California State University, Dominguez Hills.
California State University, Dominguez Hills--History
Facility Design and Construction.

Personal Names

Nethery, Harry A. (1918-1996).

Corporate Names

California State University. Chancellor's Office.
California State University, Dominguez Hills.


Container List

 

Box 1. Papers 1961-1986

Physical Description: 0.25 linear feet 1 box

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript papers by Harry A. Nethery and transfer note by Judson Grenier.
Box 1, Folder 1

Preface, 1962-1986

Physical Description: 9 pages

Scope and Content Note

Includes note from Judson Grenier, Memorandum, Draft Instruction slip, Preface, Introduction.
Box 1, Folder 2

Chapters 1-2, 1961-1963

Physical Description: 31 pages
Box 1, Folder 3

Chapters 3-4, 1963-1965

Physical Description: 23 pages
Box 1, Folder 4

Chapters 5-6, 1965-1967

Physical Description: 55 pages
Box 1, Folder 5

Chapters 7-8, 1967-1969

Physical Description: 51 pages
Box 1, Folder 6

Chapter 9, 1969-1970

Physical Description: 23 pages

Scope and Content Note

Chapter 9 followed by appendices.
 

Box 2. Audiocassettes n.d.

Physical Description: 0.25 linear feet 1 box

Scope and Content Note

Nethery's dictation of manuscript.
Box 2, Tape 1

Preface, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Includes preface, Introduction, and Chapters 1-2.
Box 2, Tape 2

Chapter 2, n.d.

Box 2, Tape 3

Chapters 2-4, n.d.

Box 2, Tape 4

Chapters 4-5, n.d.

Box 2, Tape 5

Chapter 5, n.d.

Box 2, Tape 6

Chapters 5-6, n.d.

Box 2, Tape 7

Chapters 6-7, n.d.

Box 2, Tape 8

Chapters 7-8, n.d.

Box 2, Tape 9

Chapter 8, n.d.

Box 2, Tape 10

Chapters 8-9, n.d.

Box 2, Tape 11

Chapter 9, n.d.

Box 2, Tape 12

Chapters 9-10, n.d.

Box 2, Tape 13

Chapter 10, n.d.

Box 2, Tape 14

Chapters 10-11, n.d.

Box 2, Tape 15

Chapter 11, n.d.

Box 2, Tape 16

Chapter 11, n.d.