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Archives and Special Collections Department, California State University, Dominguez Hills
University Library (LIB-G141)
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3895
Email: gwilliams@csudh.edu
Physical collections: 63
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1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet Research Collection

This collection includes newsclippings, photos, books, journal articles, ephemera, correspondence, and minutes related to the aviation meet held on Dominguez Hill in 1910. Subjects include early aviation history and early aviators, the Aviation Meet of Los Angeles (1910-1911), anniversaries, a...

 
1932 Olympics Exhibit Collection

Photographs and program copies of the 1932 Summer Olympics; labels for CSUDH Archives exhibit created in 1984.

 
25th Anniversary, California State University Dominguez Hills

These files consists mainly of correspondence, memorandum, lists, calendars, flyer and circulars, invitations, minutes and agendas, budgets, programs, and scripts relating to the planning and implemetation of the 25th Ammiversary of the California State University Dominguez Hills. Topics covered include...

 
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Anderson (Glenn M.) Papers

This collection comprises papers related to the long political career of Glenn M. Anderson, who served in California as mayor of the city of Hawthorne, as State Assemblyman, and as Lieutenant Governor, then represented the state in the House...

 
Asian Pacific Studies Collection

The focus of the Asian Pacific Studies Collection is Japanese American evacuation and internment during World War II. This includes photographs, posters, newspapers, class reports, syllabi, and other materials about Japanese-American life in Los Angeles before World War II,...

 
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Blaisdell, Donald C. (Donald Christy) Collection

This collection comprises papers related to the career of Donald C. Blaisdell, author, political scientist, and Departments of State and Agriculture bureaucrat. Subjects include international relations, education, world peace, environmental issues, and Turkey–specifically the financial history of the Ottoman...

 
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Cain (Leo F.) Writings

This collection contains the conference writings, speeches, symposium proceeding summary, meeting addresses, essays, reports, discussions, journal articles written by Leo Cain in the years preceding his appointment to Cal State Dominguez Hills, and includes citations about Cain.

 
Calderón de la Barca, Pedro Collection

This collection includes over 50 published scripts of comedia plays written by De Don Pedro Calderon De La Barca, one of Spain’s greatest dramatists. While these plays were originally written in the 17th century, the collection contains 18th century...

 
California Native Plant Society

Originally formed in 1965 in the east bay region, the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California's native plants. CNPS 10,000 members work to promote native...

 
California State University Dominguez Hills Master Planning / Site Selection Collection

This collection includes materials related to the creation of California State College (later University), Dominguez Hills. Reports, correspondence, legislative bills, studies, maps, photographs, and news clippings document the state of California’s decision to build a college in the South...

 
California State University, Dominguez Hills Video Collections

The collection consists of videos produced by various departments from the 1970s to 2006 at the California State University, Dominguez Hills, along with footage about CSUDH produced by television news and other entities. The collection consists of ¾" Tape[20...

 
Campus Site Selection Documents

Includes: Published background sources, Trustees minutes, site reports, maps, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings....

 
Cloke (Kenneth) Papers

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Dr. Kenneth Cloke, a Los Angeles-based pioneer in the field of mediation and dispute resolution. It includes correspondence, publications, proposals, training manuals, professional organization and conference materials, course descriptions and...

 
Compton History Collection

The collection includes newsclippings, histories, flyers, newsletters, minutes, correspondence, programs, yearbooks, municipal papers, and histories related to or about the city of Compton. Subjects include commerce, education, private residences, historic preservation, city anniversaries, and natural disasters.

 
Count Carlo Zanardi Landi Collection

Records of Count Carlo Zanardi Landi (1907-1929), Marine Superintendent of the Ocean Salvage Company Limited. Included in the collection are handwritten letters; typed correspondence; photographs; telegrams; newspaper clippings; memorandums; bills and invoices; a Dutch pamphlet regarding new diver apparatus,...

 
CSUDH President's Office - Detweiler (Robert C.) Papers

This collection contains papers related to California State University, Dominguez Hills during the presidency of Dr. Robert Detweiler (1989-1998). It includes correspondence, memos, planning documents and other items dealing with management, budget, academic programs, and staff and faculty relations.

 
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Del Amo Estate Company Collection

This collection includes ledgers, business and financial papers, correspondence, photographs, maps, prints, newspaper clippings and other materials related to the incorporation, operations, and liquidation of the Del Amo Estate Company. There are also some personal papers of the company’s...

 
Del Amo Foundation Collection

This collection includes ledgers, correspondence, tax documents, newspapers, scrapbooks, photographs, theses and reports from members of the Board of Trustees, grantees, and staff of the Del Amo Foundation. Subjects include the Spanish Civil War and research and graduate study...

 
Del Amo Nurseries Collection

Materials in this collection are from the San Pedro Rancho Nursery and Del Amo Nursery. They include ledges, tax documents, correspondence, contract information, catalogs, and artifacts on the subjects of growing and providing landscaping materials, daily business practices, contracts with...

 
Dominguez Family Title Insurance and Trust Company Records

This collection includes correspondence, legal documents, tax documents, and bonds created by the Title Insurance and Trust Company. These materials are related to trusts held by members of the Dominguez family and land that was once part of the Rancho...

 
Dominguez Land Corporation Collection

Records of the Dominguez Land Company (1911-1941). Included in the collection are contracts and grant deeds detailing the sale of land throughout the city of Torrance, CA, as well as related correspondence and legal documentation. Also includes documentation of...

 
Dominguez Water Corporation Collection

This collection includes legal documents, correspondence, monthly and yearly financial reports, receipts, photographs, and an artifact. Subjects include payroll, budgets, construction, and residential and industrial water supply.

 
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Fukuhara (Henry) Paint Out Collection

The focus of the Henry Fukuhara Collection is the art, life, and work of watercolor artist Henry Fukuhara. It includes photographs and notes from various workshops called "paint-outs," held at former Japanese American concentration camps. The collection also includes...

 
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Gerth (Donald R.) Papers

The personal and academic papers of Donald R. Gerth consist of materials documenting the history of higher education in California and elsewhere in the last half of the 20th century and Gerth’s academic career at the University of Chicago,...

 
Gillingham (Robert C.) Papers

Robert C. Gillingham was a historian who focused on the South Bay, specifically the Rancho San Pedro, the Dominguez family, and Compton. This collection consists of correspondence, drafts, and manuscript copies related to his work on The Rancho San...

 
Grenier (Judson) Photograph Collection

This collection consists of photographs used by Dr. Judson Grenier of California State Dominguez Hills for educational and research purposes. Photographs of paintings, dioramas, landscapes, and people depict the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area from its foundation through the 1980s.

 
The Gripsholm Exchanges (Manuscript). Memoir by Atushi Archi Miyamoto

Manuscript/memoir of Atushi Archi Miyamoto on the diplomatic exchanges between the United States and Japan (1942-1943) known as The Gripsholm Exchanges. This document reflects upon and shares personal hardships experienced by detainees during World War II.

 
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Heritage House Collection

A small collection of materials from and about the Heritage House Museum in Compton, California. Materials include correspondence, ledgers, and paper from the Auxiliary; programs, booklets, and correspondence about the museum itself; and ephemera and journals from the 19th...

 
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Krushkhov (Abraam) Collection

The Abraam Krushkhov Collection documents Krushkhov’s achievements in local, national, and international levels of urban planning. Materials (1933-1987) include speeches, writings, correspondence, education papers, and urban planning files relating to numerous U.S. and international regions. The collection also describes...

 
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Long Beach Fireman's Historical Museum Photographs Collection

Negatives and photographic prints documenting the history of the Long Beach Fire Department. Included are images of the department from its earliest days in the early 20th century through to 1971. Images focus upon department personnel, apparatus, fires, and...

 
Lynch Family Letters

This collection consists primarily of the personal letters of Dorothy Lynch to her older sister, Faye Bell. The letters chronicle the lives of Dorothy Lynch and of her immediate family in Long Beach, California, over the decades from 1926...

 
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Madrona Marsh Collection

Madrona Marsh Preserve is a 44-acre nature preserve in Torrance, CA. The preserve was established during the 1970s in a partnership between the Friends of Madrona Marsh and the City of Torrance. The collection includes several albums of photographs...

 
McClain (Hubert A.) Collection

The Hubert A. McClain Photo Collection contains photographs, slides, and negatives. The content of the photos are of California missions, Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose, and from his work as a staff photographer for the Long Beach Press Telegram, Los...

 
McFarling (J. Ralph) Collection

This collection contains materials generated by J. Ralph McFarling, a Community Analyst for the War Relocation Authority, documenting the Amache Concentration Camp in Granada, Colorado where Japanese-Americans were imprisoned during World War II.

 
Mexican Print Collection

The Mexican Print collection ranging from 1826-1851 consist of leaflets and broadsides pertaining to religious, social, and political themes from Mexico’s post-independence period. The content of the collection is made up of prints from Mexico’s iconic 19th-century printer and...

 
Millender-McDonald (Juanita) Collection

The Juanita Millender-McDonald collection (1992-2007) includes: correspondence, newsletters, press releases, speeches, reports, flyers, questionnaires, bills and amendments, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, and ephemera including photos, plaques and video tapes. A large number of files are devoted to the Congressional...

 
Mob Violence in America, 1839-1892 [Schwendemann Manuscript]

A compilation of primary source accounts of mob violence (lynchings and murder) of “Whites” and “Blacks” in the United States from the 1840s to 1890s. Intended as the basis of a manuscript, the material was researched and compiled by...

 
Mochizuki (Yukio) Collection

Colleciton of notes, articles, correspondence, photographs, and term papers collected by Yukio Mochizuki, a student at CSUDH, while researching Japanese-American and Japanese-Peruvian internment during World War II.

 
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Olympic Velodome Collection

Records of the California State University, Dominguez Hills 7-Eleven Olympic Velodrome include documents, correspondence, news releases, newspaper clippings, press packets, photographs, and publications such as pamphlets, brochures, booklets, magazines, and newsletters from the Southland Corporation, the Los Angeles Olympic...

 
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Patton Family Property Papers

This collection contains papers having to do with land plots in the Wilmington area of Los Angeles, California owned by sisters Maria Jesus De Shorb, Annie Wilson, and Ruth Patton. Included in the collection are declaration of trust papers,...

 
Political Newspapers Collection

This collection consists of 113 alternative newspaper and journal titles whose primary focus is from an ethnic, leftist, socialist, or communist perspective. A large number of the collection consists of issues of The Guardian, though it also includes publications...

 
Price (Vivian)Collection

This collection documents the academic and professional life of Dr. Vivian Price, a political scientist, videographer, and union electrician, who has played an active role in the labor and non-traditional women's occupation movement in Los Angeles, California. Materials include:...

 
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Rancho San Pedro Collection

This collection contains legal and business papers related to the Rancho San Pedro and to its owners, the Dominguez family. The Spanish crown gave the Southern California lands of the Rancho San Pedro to Juan Jose Dominguez in 1784,...

 
Rancho San Pedro Reference Collection

This collection includes correspondence, brochures, newsclippings, papers, and copies of historical documents related to the Rancho San Pedro. Subjects include the Dominguez Adobe and Claretian Seminary, families descended from the Dominguez sisters, companies owned by these descendants, and the...

 
Roy Pearson, Records of the IUMSWA and the War Manpower Commission

Records of Roy Pearson, labor representative for the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, or IUMSWA, from the War Manpower Commission, and other miscellaneous organizations. Included in the collection are meeting agendas, meeting minutes, memorandums, correspondence,...

 
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Shambrey Chorale

This collection includes sheet music, performance notes, performance programs, chorale rosters, photos, a book, journal articles, correspondence documents, and multimedia related to the Shambrey Chorale. Choral works include early traditional sacred church music and hymns from 16th century styles...

 
Shaw (Lynn Judith) Collection

This collection documents the academic and professional life of Dr. Lynn Shaw, a professor of electrical technology at Long Beach City College who has been a key figure in the labor and nontraditional women's occupation movement in Southern California...

 
South Bay History Collection

The collection includes of brochures, flyers, newsletters, directories, reports, papers, newspapers, and newsclippings related to the communities of Carson, Davidson City, Gardena, Hawthorne, Lakewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Long Beach, Lynwood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Terminal Island,...

 
South Bay Photo Collection

The collection consists of color and black and white photographs, negatives, postcard-backed photos, and tin-types. Subjects of the photographs include people, businesses, churches, houses, schools, farming, transportation, and natural disasters. Communities covered in this collection include Compton, Torrance, Carson,...

 
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Ten Year History of California State University, Dominguez Hills

The Ten Year History of California State University, Dominguez Hills collection (1961-1986) includes: typed transcript/manuscript, a note on the collection transfer from Judson Grenier, memorandum from H.A. Nethery to CSUDH Library Staff and History Faculty, draft instructions, preface, introduction,...

 
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University Art Gallery Collection

The collection documents exhibitions held at the Art Gallery at California State University, Dominguez Hills, including exhibit announcements, and publications. The collection also includes the exhibition material from the California impressionists’ “Painted Light” in 1999.

 
University Relations: The Japanese Garden Records

The Japanese Garden collection contains correspondence, committee materials, solicitation materials, publicity materials, brochures, photographs and artifacts. Much of the material was given to the archives by Dr. Don Hata. His contribution includes all committee papers, solicitation, publicity and most of...

 
Urmston, R. Bruce Collection

This collection consists of two sketchbooks and eight watercolor paintings by R. (Robert) Bruce Urmston, artist. The majority of art in the two sketchbooks depicts his journey around Quebec, mainly by ship, focusing on places such as the Falls...

 
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Warne (William E.) Collection

The William E. Warne Papers document the breadth and duration of Warne's multifaceted career as a leading federal and California state official specializing in water reclamation, water resource issues, natural resources, and international as well as domestic development; as...

 
Watson Land Company Collection

A small collection of materials from the Watson Land Company, including articles of incorporation, financial statements, correspondence, newsletters, and reports.

 
White (Don Lee) Collection

This collection contains the papers, photographs, videos, and musical recordings related to organist, conductor, and musicologist Dr. Don Lee White. The collection documents African-American church music, church history, and the evolution of spiritual music in African-American churches. It also includes...