Thursday, July 15, 2010

Long Beach Fire Dept. Museum Photo Collection Now Open for Research

The Long Beach Fire Department Museum Photograph Collection has recently opened for research. This extensive and fascinating collection consists of over 10,000 images. These images have been digitized although they are not yet online. Digital images can be viewed in the Archives Reading Room.

Negatives and photographic prints documenting the history of the Long Beach Fire Department. Included are images of the department from its earliest days in the early 20th century through to 1971. Images focus upon department personnel, apparatus, fires, and fire prevention. Also includes photographic prints and negatives which document the history of the city of Long Beach, including documentation of the March 10, 1933 earthquake and documentation of early drilling activities including major fires in the Long Beach area.

History of CSU published using CSU Archives

The People's University, A History of the California State University System by Donald R. Gerth, former President of Sacramento State and CSU Dominguez Hills earlier this year. To a large extent Dr. Gerth used the archives of the CSU System located at CSU Dominguez Hills.

Since its founding as a single institution in San Francisco in the years after the Gold Rush, the California State University has grown into a system of 23 campuses that enroll more than 450,000 students. The People's University is the story of that extraordinary growth.

Today, the California State University is the state s 1,000 mile campus. Its programs reach every corner of the state, and its mission of access, affordability, and quality touches countless people of all ages. CSU is a critical component of California s celebrated system of public higher education, working in partnership with the 10 campuses of the University of California and the state's 109 Community College campuses.

# Paperback: 694 pages
# Publisher: Institute of Governmental Studies Press (January 13, 2010)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0877724350
# ISBN-13: 978-0877724353

New 50th Anniversary Book on CSU Dominguez Hills

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010, California State University Dominguez Hills has been a dynamic urban university tasked with educating students who often become the first in their families to attend college. CSU Dominguez Hills is located in Carson, Los Angeles County, and boasts one of the most ethnically diverse enrollments in the United States. Chartered in 1960 as a liberal arts college serving baby boomers in Los Angeles's South Bay region, CSU Dominguez Hills has grown into a university dedicated to personalized learning. After years of wrangling over the college's location, classes began in 1965 in a bank building and the next year moved to Dominguez Hills. By the end of the 1970s, the campus included several thousand students attending classes in 10 architecturally unique buildings. In the 21st century, CSU Dominguez Hills offers 45 undergraduate majors and 24 master's degrees.
About the Author
Greg Williams directs the archives at CSU Dominguez Hills and has been an archivist for three decades. He has curated exhibitions, published collection guides, and served as photograph editor for three coffee-table books. His publications include Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Filming San Diego: Hollywood's Backlot, 1898-2002. CSU Dominguez Hills Archives hold materials on the campus itself, the South Bay, and the California State University system.