Cal State LA Records & Collections

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Pictures of our Past

The collection includes over 30,000 photographic prints and over 20,500 negatives. The photograph collection is comprised of images captured by the Office of Public Affairs. Many of the photographs were used in University publications over the years and were taken by staff photographers.

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cal state la sign
Installation of new freeway sign reflecting the change from Los Angeles State College, 1964

Marion Graff

Captured by Marion Graff, a retired faculty member, this collection consists of 146 photographic slides depicting campus views during the 1960s and 1970s. Included in this collection are images of South Hall (also known as Salazar Hall), the new Science Building, Administration Building, Bungalows, Student Affairs, Fine Arts, and the Neurological Center.

Cal State LA Cross Cultural Center Records

The Cross Cultural Center was initially founded in 1997 as an umbrella for the Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center, the Chicana/o Latina/o Students Resource Center, Pan African Student Resource Center and the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center. These centers provide an inclusive and friendly space to host a variety of cultural, political and academic events, as well as resources and other support services to students. In addition, they host cultural graduations that reflect the various cultures of graduating seniors such as the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Grad Celebration, Black/Pan-African Grad Celebration, Queer Pride Grad Celebration, and Chicanx/Latinx/Raza Grad Celebration. This collection is primarily comprised of event flyers and information for events hosted or co-hosted by the Cross Cultural Center from 1997-2008.

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Faculty Records

The collection consists of the files of emeritus professors and Cal State LA faculty. Originally maintained by the Dean's Office, the faculty files are a rich source for historical research, and include materials such as biographical information, photographs, and articles.

LACHSA Collection

Los Angeles County High School of the Arts (LACHSA) is a visual and performing arts high school established in 1985 by Caroline Leonetti Ahmanson. Ahmanson was an American fashion consultant, businesswoman, and philanthropist. LACHSA is a small learning community fully integrated within the campus of California State University, Los Angeles. The school serves 600 culturally and socioeconomically diverse teenagers from more than eighty school districts in the county.

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Los Angeles County High School of the Arts (LACHSA)
Promotional material for Los Angeles County High School for the Arts