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.

Well-known science fiction author Ray Bradbury had a long relationship with California State University, Northridge, that included reading his work and broadside printing as a part of the University's 20th Anniversary celebrations. University Archives Photograph Collection.

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 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.

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.

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 (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.

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.

"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.

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.

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

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.

You never would've guessed these happened around the same time…Interesting facts

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.

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

Pioneer Women's Club members, Edna Leetham in Mrs. McGroarty's Italian embroidered dress and Ethel Kramer in Grandma McReynolds white linen dress, circa 1930s. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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.

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