Groundbreaking for Los Angeles State College, San Fernando Valley Campus (now CSUN), January, 1956. From left to right: Howard McDonald, then President of L.A. State; Gov. Goodwin Knight; Superintendent of Public Instruction Roy E. Simpson; and Patricia Kulpatric, L.A. State Homecoming Queen. 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.

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.

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.

Front page of the Sundial (vol.6, no. 34), campus newspaper of San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN). The Associated Women Student (AWS) Women's Week included events such as a fashion show, "faculty capers," a dance, and a "dream-man" competition. Also on the front page of this issue, Biology major Robert Mullen works on an experiment, taking an electrocardiogram of a lizard's heartbeat. CSUN University Archives.

These fans, which bear the message, "I'M A FAN OF VALLEY CITYHOOD," were distributed by Valley VOTE during the 2002 campaign to create a new city out of the Los Angeles communities of the San Fernando Valley. Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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.

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

Poster from Culture Clash's "The Mission" at the Los Angeles Theater Center. Ric Salinas Culture Clash Collection.

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.

November 5, 1913 - People watch in amazement as the Los Angeles Aqueduct water starts flowing down the cascades into the San Fernando Valley.. 52 Mule Team http://www.pinterest.com/pin/461056080575713332/ http://www.pinterest.com/slt1954/old-la/

Los Angeles Expansion 1919

on the original los angeles airport (in glendale, ca)- Art Deco

Hotel Van Nuys, Los Angeles

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.

"The God in Science Fiction" was published by the Santa Susana Press, CSUN Libraries as part of the Ray Bradbury Celebration and held in conjunction with the California State University, Northridge 20th anniversary. Bradbury's appearance included a free reading. A local resident, Bradbury had a long-standing relationship with CSUN libraries. CSUN University Digital Archives.

Northridge Earthquake, Los Angeles, California, 1994. Los Angeles Daily News