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California State University, Dominguez Hills Video Collection

Identifier: DH-2011-003

Scope and Content

This collection includes events videotapes, Faculty Forum Videotapes, Instructional Media Video, Moot Court Videotapes and Lyons Videotapes and promotional and publication tapes from the late 1970s to the early 2000s. The media primarily used consists of ¾" Tapes [20 and30 Minutes,] [VHS] Cassettes, [Reel Tape]s and [Betamax] cassettes. The content of the tapes varied from University produced academic shows, Moot Court, Student Video projects, local and national news media clips, faculty and staff resource tapes and other CSUDH related tapes. The University Video Collection focuses on Campus Development, History and planning.

"Comline with Frank Paine" was a popular marketing and development tool that included diverse group of guests like President Gerth, Chinese Journalists Fan Zhilong and Tzhao Yibe, various University Professors and media personalities.

"The Faculty Forum Series" dealt with more controversial issues through dialogue amongsts experts on the issues. Topics included topics such as "Gays in the Military, Euthanisia and Foreign Affairs." The Faculty Forum Series documents campus discussions on academics, research and recruitment of students.

"The Moot Court Videos" focuses on debates held by the CSUDH Pre Law program at the College of Business Administration and Public Policy. These videos were produced from the early to late 1980s when footage of the Student’s participation in Regional Finals. was available.

The rest of the videos fall under the category of University Development and Outreach. Videos include interviews with Congresswoman Juanita Millender McDonald on University and community achievements, race relations with African Americans, post 9/11 America as well as Miguel Perez’ story on immigration and University support. This series also tackles the wider use of computers in the campus, continued exposure of the campus to local and national media including interviews of professors and University personnel as well as the growing Student project video collection. Also included are tapes of NASA Town Hall meetings that engaged the opinions of South Bay residents on the space program. All videos encompass the University’s desire to engage and encourage the community through dialogue by means of a visual media.

The last series in this collection contains videos of graduations, dedications, celebrations and other events at CSUDH. These videos document landmarks and key figures and accomplishments in CSUDH’s history.

Included are appearances by: Mike Dunlap, Cawthron Ellington, Dolores Huerta, Frank Paine, Dr. Robert Alt, Dr. Norman Neuerberg, Dr. George Hennegen, Rob Reed, Laurie Insley, Duane Crothers, Kate Moakler, Dr. John Auld, Dava Yanai, Dr. Donald Gerth, Dustin Schuller, Josie Jack, Marianne Frank, Steve Combs, Chao Li Chi, Dr. Jack Adams, Anita Dotson, Alan Hersh-Field, Bernice Ward, Ron Remsberg, Gaylord Carter, David Mayo, Fan Zhilong, Tzhao Yibe, Dr. Demento, Hazel Resmondo, Adrian Shaw, Gail Lissaier, Dr. James Welch, Eddy Vanguyse, Rodney Allen Rippy, Chancellor Barry Munitz, Melba Coleman, Hal Charnofsky, Miguel Perez, Donald P. Loker, Katherine B. Loker, John Cleese, Richard Bunger, David Bradfield, Dr. B. Chrispin, Marshall Bailosky and Dr. Karl Skindrud.

"Comline with Frank Paine," "The Faculty Forum Series," "The Moot Court Series Videos," and the other supporting videos represent the University’s strong internal growth in academics and the growing need for University advertising.


  • 1973-2006



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.


California State University Dominguez Hills was established in 1960 and is currently located on land once part of the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest land grant in Los Angeles. Through its development the University has flourished establishing itself as a major commuter University for Southern Los Angeles and Northern Orange County geographic region. Today the University attendance stands around 13,000 students. The content of this collection documents the increasing use of visual media by students, staff, faculty, local and national news media and other entities to broadcast academic shows, increase University exposure and document important University events. This collection can be used as a forum for the many changes the university has experienced from the late 1970s to the early 2000s.


66 boxes

30 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The collection consists of videos produced by various departments from the 1970s to 2006 at the California State University, Dominguez Hills, along with footage about CSUDH produced by television news and other entities. The collection consists of ¾" Tape[20 and 30 minute], [VHS] and [Betamax] medias that includes events videotapes, Faculty Forum Videotapes, Instructional Media Video, Moot Court Videotapes and promotional and publication tapes.


Arranged in 5 series:

  1. Series I. Comline with Frank Paine
  2. Series II. Faculty Forum Series
  3. Series III. Moot Court
  4. Series IV. University Development and Outreach
  5. Series V. Graduations and University Events

Acquisition Information

Materials in this collection were transferred by various departments at California State University Dominguez Hills.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Roel L. Bonayon in 2011.

Inventory of the California State University, Dominguez Hills Video Collection
Edited Full Draft
Finding aid prepared by Roel L. Bonayon
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository