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.

President Nixon steps down, 1974. Ford: "The nightmare is over."

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.

In response to growing discontent on campus and following two consecutive days of violence, acting President Delmar T. Oviatt declared a state of emergency on the San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN) campus in January 1969. The order was typed in all upper-case letters and instructs that "anyone who cannot present proper identification will be asked to leave the campus. Unauthorized persons will be subject to arrest." Dr. Richard Abcarian Collection. CSUN University Digital Archives.

Letter from Cesar Chavez to Julian Nava, May 11, 1971. Nava and Chavez worked together throughout their careers. In 1967, Chavez, then president of the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers), assisted Nava in his candidacy for the Los Angeles Board of Education. In this letter, Chavez thanks Nava for writing a letter to Congressman Barry Morris Goldwater, Jr., the son of Senator Barry Goldwater. Julian Nava Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.

On November 4, 1968, members of the Black Student Union (BSU) and other disgruntled students of SFVSC took over the fifth floor of the Administration Building. Their goal was to air and resolve grievances that they had with the faculty and administration of the college. This is the list of demands that the BSU made to the college at that time. Campus Unrest Collection.

Front page of the Daily Sundial, campus newspaper at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), featuring a photo of newly elected Associated Students president William Watkins, May 4, 1973 . Watkins won the election in a close and controversial race against Jim Conran. Conran went on to become A.S. president in 1974. Watkins currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at CSUN. CSUN University Digital Archives.

Mrs. Martha McClure, the first president of the Mother's Club of Marian, 1918. The Club was formed May 2, 1918 with the stated purpose, "to be of patriotic service, to become a center for broader social life and work unitedly for the advancement of both school and community." In 1922, the town of Marian changed its name to present-day Reseda and the club became known as the Reseda Woman's Club. Reseda Woman's Club Collection, 1918-1987. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

First page of a letter from President Jimmy Carter to Julian Nava, April 3, 1980. In April 3, 1980 Julian Nava became the first Mexican-American appointed U.S. Ambassador to Mexico under the Carter Administration. When President Carter was not re-elected in 1980, the Reagan administration declined to keep Nava in his position and instead informed Nava that his successor had been selected. Julian Nava Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.

In 1980 Julian Nava became the first person selected as the "Hispanic of the Year" and was honored at an awards dinner on September 3, 1980. James W. Cleary, president of California State University, Northridge from 1969 to 1992, wrote this letter congratulating Nava on his achievements. Julian Nava Collection.

Tom Hayden, founder of the Students for a Democratic Society, chair for the Campaign for Economic Democracy and the California SolarCal Council (1978-1982), weighs in on the presidential race of 1980. Daily Sundial, student newspaper of the California State University, Northridge, October 24, 1980. University Archives Photo Collection.

Front page of Voz Fronteriza, February 1977. Founded in 1975, this quarterly Chicana/o student newspaper is an official campus print media of the University of California, San Diego. The cover show a group of people protesting the Bakke decision, an important Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action. Rodolfo Acuña Papers. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.

A young Richard Nixon during his early congressional career (c. 1950). Pinned from a board called Iconic People.

"El Popo" is the student newspaper produced by M.E.Ch.A. (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán) of San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN). The paper was launched by then-student Frank del Olmo, later a well-known Los Angeles journalist and voice for the Latino community. This is the front page of the first issue. CSUN University Archives.

Tricky Dick

This theater program from 1976 features a sketch of Jon Voight by noted portrait artist Don Bachardy on the cover. Mr. Voight played Hamlet in the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) production. The introduction of those from professional theater into departmental productions was an innovative attempt to provide the students of CSUN's Theater Department with instruction beyond that which can be provided in a classroom. 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.

Ronald Reagan at his ranch in Northridge California C. 1948.

Mad. No. 56. July '60. How many of these political figures of the day can you name? More than me, probably.

Three-dimensional model of the iconic CSUN sculpture. Located at the corner of Nordhoff Sreet and Zelzah Avenue, the sculpture reads the same when viewed from different angles. It was created by then-CSUN art student John Banks. CSUN University Digital Archives.

A "Barry Goldwater for President" campaign volunteer posing for a portrait while decorating the campaign car in Van Nuys, September 23, 1964. Goldwater was an unsuccessful Republican nominee for President in 1964. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.