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25th Anniversary, California State University Dominguez Hills Collection

Identifier: DH-1986-001

Scope and Contents

These files consists mainly of correspondence, memorandum, lists, calendars, flyer and circulars, invitations, minutes and agendas, budgets, programs, and scripts relating to the planning and implemetation of the 25th Ammiversary of the California State University Dominguez Hills. Topics covered include research and plannig, lectures and conferences, arts events, concerts, memorbilia, campus history, and the Silver Salute dinner.

These papers originated from the files of Dr. Hansonia Caldwell, chair of the 25th Anniversary Steering Committee and the Anniversary Task Force. Additional papers were added from the files of R. Bruce Parham, University Archivist at C.S.U. Dominguez hills to 1985.

These papers were originally received in an unorganized state within several unlabeled folders, a notebook, and several unfiled pieces. They have been organized according to major themes: Commission and Task Force, calendar of events, events, and the Silver Salute dinner. Items discarded from the collection include samples of ammiversary invitaitons, programs, and handouts from other campuses; draft budgets and calendar of events; personal notes of meetings; and campus and systemwide newsletter and newpapers.


  • 1983-1986


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Conditions Governing Use

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.


The 25th Anniversary Celebration was organized to observe the 25th anniversary of the 1960 California State Legislature's authorization for the establishment of a college in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. This campus was later named the California State University Dominguez Hills. The Anniversary was celebrated during the academic year of 1985/86 with a number of continuing events including lecture series, concerts, school showcase weeks. The year was climaxed in April 1986 with the Silver Salue Dinner. A Steering Committee was established in January 1984 to coordinate the development and implementation of a program of events for the celebration. The 1984 members included the following people:

prominently mentioned in these papers Dr. Hansonia Caldwell, Chair of the Committee Dr. Margaret Blue, alumna John Briner, staff Dr. Richard Butwell, CSUDH President, honorary Dr. Donald Gerth, honorary Dr. Judson Grenier, faculty Vera Bilbrew, alumna Dr. Leo Cain, honorary Dr. Lois Chi, emeritus Honorable Ralph Dills, Legislator Dr. Peter Ellis, faculty Dr. Lyle E. Gibson, honorary Dr. Marvin Laser, emeritus Dr. Donald MacPhee, Administration Blair McDonald, student Gilbert Smith, Univ. Advisory Board

After September 1985, additional committee members included:

prominently mentioned

Robert Beverly, State Senator Katy Geissert, Univ. Advisory Board Dr. Harold Charnofsky, faculty Ellen Gerry, Univ. Academic Senate John Hollaway, student Dr. David Karber, Administration Dennis McCarbery, alumnus Dr. Milo Milfs, emeritus Lisa Stevens, student Dr. Kosaku Yoshida, faculty

A Task Force was created by the Committee in October 1984 to coordinate the planning of the anniversary celebration. The original members inluded:

prominently mentioned

Dr. Hansonia Caldwell, Chair of Task Force Dr. Sharon Bassett, Administrative Fellow Dr. Joe Braun, Assc. Dean of Extended Education Margaret Coda-Messerle, Adminstration Larry Gray, Student Development Arnold Haskin, faculty Nancy Lichina, Alumni Affairs/University Relations Fran Pullera, University Relations Sue Carberry, faculty Dr. James Cooper, faculty Raul Aceves, University Relations

Later additions to the Task Force included:

Margaret Blue Victoria Hwang Larry McClelland R. Bruce Parham, University Archivist Cindy Q. Young, Director of Development

Names also prominantly mentioned in these papers are:

Louis D. Armand, President, Associated Students Dr. Joan Fenton, Dean, Social and Behavioral Sciences Kenneth W. Finley, Asst, V.P. University Relations Pamela Hammand, Director of Public Affairs and Publications Robert Jones, University Relations Douglas W. Spangler, Assc. V.P., University Relations.


1 box (358 items)

Language of Materials



Papers within these folders are arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

Additional anniversary information can be located within 1985/86 editions of the "Dominguez Weekly", "Dominguez Hills Magazine", "CSU Stateline", and "This Month At Dominguez Hills"

Processing Information

Processing of this collection was by Susan K. Hikida as part of the course requirements of History 596, Internship in Public History/Historic Preservation, C.S.U. Dominguez Hills, Fall 1986 semester. Supervising archivist, Jacquelyn Sundstrand, University Archivist, C.S.U. Dominguez Hills.

Guide to the 25th Anniversary, California State University Dominguez Hills, 1983-1986
Xiuzhi Zhou
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