The CSU Public Affairs Photo Collection (1.5 linear ft.) encompasses photographic material from the late 1800s to the early
1990s. The bulk of the photos contained here date from the 1960s-to the 1980s. The photos in this collection were created
or gathered by the CSU Public Affairs Office, which provides consultation and advice to the Trustees, Chancellor, and other
staff. The Public Affairs Offices oversees publications and reproduction Centers, responds to press and other media inquiries
as well as to information requests by the general public, and works cooperatively with campus public affairs offices on areas
of mutual interest. Many of the photos here were previously published as part of informative brochures, fact sheets, and other
publications relevant to the public about the CSU. Unprocessed, this collection was approximately 3 liner feet. However, due
to the limited space in the CSU Archives and professional archival judgment based on standard appraisal procedures, duplicate
photos, non-photographic material, and items not relevant to the mission of the CSU archive's mission--that is, having no
CSU system-wide significance--were removed. (Please see further comments in the individual series descriptions.) The collection
is divided into two series correlating to the CSU system as a whole and to individual campuses.
"Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course--because, as with freedom and democracy, many people you'll never
know...have broken their hearts to give it to you."In the 1959 session of the California legislature, twenty-three bills, three resolutions, and two constitutional amendments
were introduced calling for changes in the structure of public higher education. The public document embodying this structure
was called the California Master Plan.*Background information on the four chancellors was complied from this source: Trombley, William. "CAL STATE TRUSTEES: A new
"corporate" style" in The California Higher Education Policy Center Newsletter, 1996.