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Guide to the James Enochs Papers
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    Title: James Enochs Papers
    Creator: Enochs, James
    Extent: 2 boxes; 2 linear feet
    Repository: California State Archives

    California State Library, Dominguez Hills
    Carson, California 90747
    Abstract: This series was donated to the CSU Archives by Dr. James Enochs. An undated note in the files from Dr. Judson Grenier, Professor of History at CSU Dominguez Hills, indicates that the donation was made some time after Enochs had retired and moved to Oregon. Dr. Enochs' residence at the time of donation is given as Ashland, Oregon.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James Enochs Papers, Courtesy of the California State University Archives. California State University, Dominguez Hills.

    Abstract

    This series was donated to the CSU Archives by Dr. James Enochs. An undated note in the files from Dr. Judson Grenier, Professor of History at CSU Dominguez Hills, indicates that the donation was made some time after Enochs had retired and moved to Oregon. Dr. Enochs' residence at the time of donation is given as Ashland, Oregon.

    Biography

    Dr. Enochs was the first Dean of Academic Planning for the California State Colleges. As the state colleges began to develop away from being purely teacher's colleges to becoming a part of an integrated Master Plan covering all of higher education in California, the changes in and development of new curricula assumed tantamount importance. The files in this series illuminate some of the decision-making involved in this redefinition of curricular goals. Many of the files come from the decade before the Donohoe Act, which organized the CSUC System in 1960-61, but a significant section of the papers also cover the creation of graduate programs, including the joint doctorate programs.
    Enochs was interviewed by Professor Grenier in the first series of the CSU Oral History Project. The interview specifically mentions papers donated to the Archives relating to a report entitled, "Standards and Criteria for Occupational Master's Degrees." These materials are not in the files presently designated as the Enochs Papers. Also mentioned are accomplishments of Dr. Enochs in helping to develop changes in curricula concerning Nursing Education, Social Work Programs, Engineering Education and Agricultural Education. Records involving the development of these programs are included in this record series.
    Enochs was on the Master Plan Committee until 1962, when he went back to administration at the college level at CSU Sonoma. The records indicate he was frequently called in thereafter to serve on committees dealing with system-wide curriculum development issues.

    Scope and Content

    The files were roughly ordered and weeded by Dr. Enochs before donation to the Archives some time in the 1980's. Files do contain some materials that originate from other offices or venues. For the most part, CSU Archives weeded these materials from the collection at the time of processing [26-28 July 1999] if they were duplicates, were copyrighted materials, or originated from CSU offices or agencies known to keep accurate archives of reports. For the convenience of researchers, some files that also appear as Board of Trustees Agenda Items are kept, with the justification that Enochs' office was, in fact, the office of origination for these. Because of the spotty retention of reports by CSU agencies and State Education Committees, most reports from these offices were kept, in particular if they appeared to be used as working papers for projects Enochs was himself involved in.
    The general divisions of the files made by Dr. Enochs are herein retained, though the ordering of the divisions has been rearranged and the internal structure and titles of some of the divisions and their constituent files have been somewhat altered for clearer presentation and efficiency of research.