Student Life & Culture

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College/University Times Collection

The University Times is the student-run newspaper of California State University, Los Angeles. First published in June 1948, it was known simply as "Los Angeles State College". By October of that year, the newspaper was officially named "College Times". Then, in 1972, the College Times became the University Times, in accordance with Cal State LA's change to university status. In 1965 the College Times was named the best newspaper by California Intercollegiate Press. 

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The collection includes yearbooks from 1948 to present. The yearbook was not published between 1968-1975 as a result of anti-establishment philosophy held by many students.

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Los Angeles State College yearbook, Pitchfork, 1966

Benita Shwartz

Benita Francis Schwartz attended California State University, Los Angeles (then known as Los Angeles State College) and majored in Home Economics. She was awarded a number of honors including “LASC Outstanding Women, S’57.”

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Benita Shwartz
Benita Shwartz shaking hands with Los Angeles State College President Howard S. McDonald, 1958

Cal State LA Chicano/a Poster Collection

The materials in this collection were created between 1968-1978. The entire collection consists of posters announcing events presented by the Chicano Studies Department at California State University, Los Angeles. The events include Feria De La Raza and the United Mexican-American Students Present "Community Day on Campus."

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Chicano Studies
Chicano/a Studies Department promotional flyer

CAL STATE la Student Union Collection

The Cal State LA University Student Union, established in 1975, is an on-campus organization consisting of multiple facilities and resource centers such as the Cross Cultural Centers, Center for Student Involvement, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, and Associated Students Incorporated. This collection documents many of the student-run events hosted by various Cal State LA Student Union organizations that took place both on and off campus between 1995 and 2018.

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