The primary purpose of the University Archives is to document
the history, growth and development of the university and to provide
source material for administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni
and other members of the university community. While the archives
holdings and services are developed primarily for the university,
they are also available for use by visiting scholars and the general
public. The University Archives at California State University,
Chico was designed in 1964 to contain:
1. The inactive documents produced
or received by administrative officials and advisory bodies in their
official work, especially such documents as will indicate to future
administrative officials and scholars the reasoning behind significant
2. The inactive minutes of academic
divisions, departments or other instructional units of the university,
as well as such other inactive documents produced or received by those
units as will indicate the reasoning which led to the formation of
important instructional policies or procedures.
3. The inactive record of faculty, staff,
students, and alumni organizations and other groups associated with
the University or which use its name.
4. Letters, papers, and reminiscences
of the teaching and administrative faculty, at least insofar as these
papers bear upon the history of the University.
5. Letters, papers, and reminiscences
of students and former students insofar as these materials bear upon
the history of the university.
6. Examples of lecture notes, curriculum
materials, examination papers and student notebooks which illustrate
the development of the curriculum of the University.
7. Photographs, paintings, printed programs
and other mementos directly related to the University, its students,
staff or alumni.
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Last updated: 05/07/02