The campus newspaper at San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN), the Daily Sundial, ran this front-page illustration in the shape of a helmeted soldier in October 1969. Within the silhouette of the soldier's head is newsprint; the articles chosen represent those concerning Vietnam War dead from Southern California. CSUN University Digital Archives.
Daily Sundial, April 25, 1985. Students stage a sleep-in urging the divestment of CSUN Foundation funds from South Africa in protest of the apartheid system. California State University, Northridge, Department of Journalism. CSUN University Digital Archives.
U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey speaks before the assembled crowd at San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN) in September 1966. Anti-war sentiment was growing toward the Johnson administration at this time, so there were a number of anti-Vietnam War protesters in the crowd. Also visible are sign-wielding supporters of then-California governor Pat Brown. Brown was defeated just a few months later for what would have been his third term. CSUN University Digital Archives.
Students boycotted classes as part of their effort to implement ethnic studies programs at San Fernando Valley State College ca. 1969. Their efforts were rewarded with the creation of the Pan-African Studies and Chicana/o Studies Departments beginning in the Fall of 1969, despite a forcible takeover of the Administration building by militant students. University Archives Photograph Collection.
Front page of the Daily Sundial, "The Rising Cost of Education" September 21, 1971. This front page of the Daily Sundial, reflects the growing concern among the student body regarding "The Rising Cost of Education." Pictured are caricatures of political leaders and campus administrators. A student appears to be being crushed under the weight of bureaucrats and education costs, while Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, and President Cleary look on. CSUN University Digital Archives.