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.
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.
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.
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.
Students at San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN) demand information after a section of the Administration Building (now known as Bayramian Hall) is burned. Their demands are simple -- convene a committee to receive evidence and hear testimony in order to uncover as much of the truth as is possible. Students were asked to put their contact information at the bottom of the flier to be part of the committee, called the Students Committee on Conflict. CSUN University 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.
"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.
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.
President Bill Clinton speaks at CSUN on the first anniversary of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, January 15, 1995. Commemorating the one-year anniversary of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, President Bill Clinton spoke at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) on January 17, 1995. Behind him is a photograph of a parking structure that partially collapsed as a result of the quake. University Archives Photograph 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.
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.
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.
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.