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    Dr. Steven Oppenheimer, pictured in his laboratory looking through a microscope, began his career at San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN) in 1971. Continuing his post-graduate work, Dr. Oppenheimer's research focused on cell adhesion. He has been recognized as a CSU System Trustees Outstanding Professor and as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. University 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.

    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.

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

    General Fitz John Porter, circa 1861-1865. Porter was a career United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War. Civil War Narratives Digital Library.

    "Nava de Nava 26," 1980. In April, 1980 Julian Nava became the first Mexican-American appointed U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Nava went on to have a distinguished career as professor of history at California State University, Northridge and member of the Los Angeles Board of Education. Julian Nava Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage 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.

    In 1980 Julian Nava became the first person selected as the "Hispanic of the Year" and was honored at an awards dinner on September 3, 1980. James W. Cleary, president of California State University, Northridge from 1969 to 1992, wrote this letter congratulating Nava on his achievements. Julian Nava Collection.

    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.

    In 1973 OAPEC nations imposed a oil embargo in response to the United States decision to assist the Israeli military. The resulting embargo left the states starved for fuel. Not only did snaking lines form for blocks to get to gas stations, but the fuel was rationed to only a certain amount per car. By February of 1974 20% of gas stations were dry

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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    Portrait of unidentified WWI soldier, ca. 1917. He is holding a U.S. model 1917 Enfield rifle.

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