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    This is an image of the first graduation at San Fernando Valley State College (SFVSC, now CSUN) in June of 1959. Ninety students received their degrees on the SFVSC football field. This image shows the large expanse of empty land held by the college at this time; visible in the background is the Santa Susana mountain range. CSUN University Digital 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.

    Construction of first building on the San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN) campus, 1956. 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 .

    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.

    Scene magazine, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1970. Scene was published by the San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN) Journalism Department as an alternative to the campus newspaper, the Sundial. This issue is entitled 'The Changing Morality.' The painting "American Gothic" by Grant Wood hangs on the wall behind the "new" American family of 1970. CSUN University Digital Archives.

    Unknown Description "Temporary" first buildings on the Los Angeles State College, San Fernando Valley Campus (now CSUN). 1956. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    Plummer Street in Chatsworth after snowfall, January 11, 1949. The hills in the background are part of the Santa Susana Mountains that surround Box Canyon. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    The caption of this photograph from the student newspaper at San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN), the Daily Sundial, reads: "STEREO AND STUDIES - Drama majors Linda DeWoskin and Bonnie Shulem relax in typical Monterey Hall room. The stereo rates supreme, but they say studies do play a part in dorm life." Daily Sundial, Sep. 27, 1963.

    This is a view of what would be the site of new student housing south of Lassen Street on the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) campus, circa 1988.This photo was likely taken from the upper floors of the University Tower Apartments, which once stood at the northwest corner of Lassen and Zelzah Avenue. The dorms took the place of a large cornfield and an old baseball diamond.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.

    Group portrait of students at Morningside Elementary school, circa 1900. The school is located at 576 Maclay Avenue in San Fernando, California. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    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.

    In 1978, ten years after the East Los Angeles Student Walkouts (also known as the "Blowouts"), Frank del Olmo interviewed key participants to see if they thought things had changed a decade later. This page of one of his many notebooks from this time reads "Gotten lot of concessions but hard for me to call it complete victory…" Frank del Olmo Papers.

    Thank-you card from Diana, a Santa Isabel Elementary School student, to the Mothers of East Los Angeles for a donation of books. Juana Beatriz Gutiérrez Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA) Collection. Latino Archives.

    Campus of San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN), aerial view looking north, about 1960. Nordhoff Hall, the Music Building on the left; Science buildings 1 and 2 and Bookstore Complex in the center.

    Hollywood Sign with the San Fernando Valley