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Course Catalogs of The California State University Campuses

 Collection
Identifier: CSU-002

Scope and Content

This collection consists of several hundred catalogs generated various California State University, California State Colleges, and pre CSU system California State Colleges campuses. Catalogs 1933-1995. Catalogs include class descriptions, information about each campus and other related materials. Includes annual, graduate, and summer session catalogs. Campuses include: California State University Bakersfield; California State University Channel Islands; California State University Chico; California State University Dominguez Hills (also CSC Palos Verde); California State University East Bay (CSU Hayward, Alameda County State College); California State University Fresno; California State University Fullerton (CSC Orange County); Humboldt State University; California State University Long Beach; California State University Los Angeles; California Maritime Academy; California State University Monterey Bay; California State University Northridge (San Fernando Valley State College); California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; California State University Sacramento; California State University San Bernardino; San Diego State University; San Francisco State University; San Jose State University; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; California State University San Marcos; Sonoma State University; and California State University Stanislaus. Also includes catalog from off-campus centers such as Imperial Valley and San Dimas. Also includes catalogs from CSC Santa Barbara prior to it joining the UC system.

Dates

  • 1933-1995

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English

Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Gerth Archives and Special Collections. 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.

History

The California State University System was formally established in 1960 by the Donahoe Higher Education Act. It is the nation’s largest university system, with 23 campuses. The CSU is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California (the others are the University of California and the California Community College System). The System is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now, San Jose State University) established by the California Legislature on May 2, 1862. By 1895 there were four State Normal schools. In 1921, the schools were re-named the State Teacher’s Schools. In 1935 the colleges were re-named the California State Colleges and were run by the State Department of Education. With the California Master Plan for higher education was created along with the Donohue Act, the California State Colleges were placed under control of the CSC Board of Trustees. In 1972 the system was renamed the California State Colleges and Universities. The term "Colleges" was dropped in 1982.

Responsibility for the California State University is vested in the Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the Governor of the State of California. The Trustees appoint the Chancellor, who is the chief executive officer of the system, and the Presidents, who are the chief executive officers of their respective campuses. The Academic Senate of the California State University, made up of elected representatives of the faculty from each campus, recommends academic policy to the Board of Trustees through the Chancellor. Chancellors of the system include Buell Gallagher (1961-1962); Glenn S. Dumke (1962-1982); W. Ann Reynolds (1982-1990); Ellis E. McCune [Acting] (1990-1991); Barry Munitz (1991-1998); Charles B. Reed (1998-2012); and Timothy White (2012-present).

Extent

27 boxes (27 record cartons)

27 Linear Feet

Overview

This collection consists of several hundred catalogs generated various California State University, California State University and Colleges, California State Colleges, and pre CSU system California State Colleges campuses. Catalogs 1933-1995. Catalogs include class descriptions, information about each campus and other related materials. Includes annual, graduate, and summer session catalogs.

Acquisition Information

Materials in this collection were transferred by the Chancellor’s Office, California State University and collected by archives staff. It is a growing collection.

Processing Information

Processed during 2004-2006 CSU System-wide Archives Processing Project.
Title
The California State University Campuses Course Catalogs
Status
Completed
Author
Greg Williams
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the California State University Archives Repository

Contact:
California State University, Dominguez Hills
University Library South, 5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson CA 90747
(310) 243-3895