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The CSUN rainbow flag was designed by alumnus Michael O'Meara (Art '78) winner of the 20th Anniversary Flag Design Contest in 1978. According to the artist, the flag incorporated two characteristics associated with the San Fernando Valley, the surrounding mountains and the sunshine.This flag was found in the University's 25th Anniversary time capsule, opened as part of the University's 50th Anniversary celebrations. 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.

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 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.

"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.

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.

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.

The 1971-1972 Valley State (San Fernando Valley State College, now CSUN) Basketball program features a team roster, coach and player profiles, individual and team statistics, a brief description of each opposing team, and game schedules. CSUN University Archives.

Front page of the Sundial, "Streak … Streaking … Streaked" March 15, 1974. This front page of the Daily Sundial, campus newspaper at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), depicts "streakers" running through campus. This article discusses the "Greek" (sorority and fraternity) origins of streaking and its prevalence on the east coast before it made its debut at CSUN. CSUN University Digital Archives.

Photograph from the Daily Sundial, campus newspaper of the San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN), of the contestants in the 1969 "Miss Black and Beautiful Competition" part of the festivities for Malcolm X week. "Pictured are (left to right) front row Louise Mayhand, Treva Pruitt, back row, Yvovene Brooks, Marita Peete, Lynda Nichols and Barbara Holmes." CSUN University Digital Archives.

Sylmar Park Little League opening day. Michael Magdaleno (left) and John Strandquist at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 1978. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

William Ellsworth Smythe, founder of a social movement known as "Little Landers" worked with George W. Harris and Marshall Valentine Hartranft to build the "Los Terrenitos" or the "Little Lands" Colony in 1913. Smythe and his disciples believed that any man could support himself and his family on a single acre of irrigated land.The Colony struggled through economic recession and by 1920 had ceased to exist. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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.

Flyer announcing the play "Who Killed Earl Wright?" Sunday evening, January 29, 1939. Performance was held at the First Baptist church in San Fernando. The cast included Julian Beck, who, according to the penned correction, replaced Fuller as the Judge in the play. Beck was an attorney in 1939, and would later become Superior Court Judge of Los Angeles County. Judge Julian Beck Collection. San Fernando Valley History.Digital Library.

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Portrait of Catarina and Caroline Pico, circa 1855. Catarina was a ward of General Andres Pico. In 1874 she married Romulo Pico, the son of General Andres Pico. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

The Brand family butler serving beverages on the tennis courts at El Miradero, circa 1910. The estate was bequeathed to the City of Glendale, and by 1956 the mansion had been converted into the Brand Library. In the 1960s, the City funded an addition to the library which created space for an art center. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Lucy Lee Trotter and notes from the first meeting of the Owensmouth Women's Club. Trotter of Van Nuys presided over the first meeting, 1914. Canoga Park Women's Club Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Exterior view of the Cody Theater, located at 303 S. Brand Boulevard, San Fernando, 1923. The movie advertised on the theater's marquee is Grumpy (1923) starring prolific silent film star of the 1910s and 1920s, Theodore Roberts. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.