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Inventory of the Records of the California Community Colleges
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Description
The California Community Colleges (CCC) records consist of eighteen cubic feet of textual records covering the period from 1959-1997, with the bulk of the record group dating from 1970-1980s. The collection is divided into two sub-groups: Chancellor's Office and Facilities Planning.
Background
California's system of public higher education includes the University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and the California Community Colleges (CCC). At present [2008], the California Community Colleges system consists of over one-hundred community colleges and approximately seventy community college districts throughout the State. Created by legislation in 1967 (Chapter 1549, Statutes of 1967), it is the largest system of higher education in the world, serving more than 2 million students. The system is administered by the Chancellor's Office which is responsible for allocating state funds and providing leadership. The CCC system is governed by the Board of Governors which, within the bounds of state law, sets systemwide policy. As specified by Section 71000 of the California Education Code, the Governor appoints the seventeen Board members who represent the public, faculty, students, and classified employees. The Education Code also directs the Board to allow local authority and control of the community college districts to the "maximum degree permissible."
Extent
18 cubic feet of textual records
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.
Availability
Collection is open for research.