Police and student demonstrators meet on the campus of San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN), January 8, 1969. In November of 1968, student activists with demands for educational reform, including ethnic studies departments, went into action on the SFVSC campus. The following January, a rally turned violent in front of the Administration Building. CSUN University Digital Archives.

Cartoon from the Sundial, campus newspaper at San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN). "CCAA - Good Luck Matadors In Your First Game!!" September 29, 1961. CSUN University 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.

Photograph from the Daily Sundial, the "Miss Black and Beautiful Competition," May 13, 1969 :: CSUN University Archives

Photograph of the San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN) women's volleyball team from the Daily Sundial, February 16, 1972 :: CSUN University Archives #gomatadors

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.

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.

The Spectrum Edition of the Daily Sundial, campus newspaper at San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN), December 18, 1968. This cover illustrated wars around the globe with Santa Claus flying overhead. The caption reads "I guess I'll have to find another planet this year." CSUN University Digital Archives.

Squash field at the site of future CSUN campus, ca. 1955 :: CSUN University Archives

Front page of the Daily Sundial, campus newspaper of San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN), immediately following the Sylmar Earthquake in February 1971. The front page image is that of thousands of books littering the floor of the old Library. Designated South Library after the completion of the Delmar T. Oviatt Library in 1973, it was demolished following the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. 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.

Daily Sundial - "March for Equality," California State University, Northridge Women's Center, September 1, 1981 :: CSUN University Archives

Front page of the Daily Sundial, "The Rising Cost of Education," September 21, 1971. 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.

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.

Construction of the Oviatt Library, ca. 1972 :: CSUN University Archives

Janis Joplin on the cover of the San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN) Daily Sundial Weekend insert, May 10, 1968.

John Steven and Ida Lubrecht McGroarty, circa 1915. John Steven McGroarty was Poet Laureate of the State of California 1933-1934, and represented Los Angeles in the US House of Representatives from 1935 to 1939. He authored the Mission Play, which romanticized McGroarty's former home in the Verdugo Hills. The McGroarty's Tujunga home now houses the McGroarty Arts Center, part of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Gwendolyn Brooks photograph from the Daily Sundial, April 12, 1972 :: CSUN University Archives

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) art student John Banks was the winner of a contest to design the new university sign, located on the corner of Nordhoff Street and Zelzah Avenue. In this image, Banks hangs from the metal support for the "C" in his "CSUN" spaghetti-letters sculpture. Alumni Collections.

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.

John Buckley, View of a Florida State University student holding U.S. flag on Landis Green during a pro-American rally - Tallahassee, Florida. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/130617 The march was sponsored by the FSU Committee on Responsible Student Action (described as an offshoot of the Young Republicans) and organized by Florida State University senior Pat O'Conner.