CSU Dominguez Hills Archives Department Puts Historical Long Beach Fire Department Photos Online

Long Beach Fire Department, 1917

Thousands of historical images depicting 70 years of the Long Beach Fire Department, beginning in 1898, are now accessible online through the California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Department of Archives and Special Collections’ website at … [Read more...]

Symposium Paves Way For First-Of-Its-Kind Japanese American Incarceration Archives Project

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A two-day CSU planning grant symposium kicked off an ambitious and first-of-its-kind project to digitize and create a one-stop website for collections relating to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. The event—hosted by the CSU Dominguez Hills Archives and Special … [Read more...]

Archives Department Receives Upton Sinclair Collection


Reposted from the Archives and Special Collections blog. The Archives and Special Collections Department in the Library at CSU Dominguez Hills has received a generous donation of a collection relating to author Upton Sinclair (1878-1968). One of the most prolific authors of the 20th century, … [Read more...]

Providing Affordable Learning Solutions Earns Naomi Moy the 2013 Excellence in Service Award


Countless students at California State University, Dominguez Hills have saved untold dollars on textbooks and other alternative learning materials they may have otherwise been unable to access thanks to Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$), a systemwide CSU initiative to provide low- and no-cost … [Read more...]

Don Hata: Historian Delivers Talk on Japanese American Incarceration

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Emeritus professor of history Don Hata spoke on the political, social, and economic issues that led to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and the aftermath of the prison camps on Nov. 29 in the University Library, in complement to  the exhibit, “Building Evidence: Japanese … [Read more...]

Exhibit Explores Mid-Century Lives of Japanese Americans in Southern California

A picture of the Rose Shrimp Company, circa 1950s, by Ninomiya Studio Photograph. Courtesy of Michael Risner

For more than 40 years, historians and archivists at California State University, Dominguez Hills have been gathering materials documenting the lives of Japanese Americans in the South Bay and Los Angeles. Consisting of photographs, yearbooks, and artwork, as well as documents such as letters and … [Read more...]

New Show at PICTURE Cultural Art Portrays the Global Human Condition

Members of the campus community enjoyed the opening of “On Being Human: Love, Faith, Shame, and Hope” at PICTURE Cultural Art on May 5. L-R: Jack Patterson (Class of '07, B.A., anthropology); Hatsuko Mary Higuchi, artist; Michael Johnson, president, PICTURE Art Foundation; and Kathy Zimmerer, director, University Art Gallery

More than 200 people attended the May 5 opening that celebrated PICTURE Cultural Art’s second exhibition, “On Being Human: Love, Faith, Shame, and Hope.” Guests included many of the local and international artists, who made themselves available to students and the campus community. The gallery and … [Read more...]

Unveiling of Third Commemorative Painting, Booksigning Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Hatsuko Mary Higuchi will unveil her new painting commemorating Dominguez Hills's 50th anniversary on May 12. A  book signing by Don Hata, emeritus professor of history will also continue the 50th Anniverary celebration that evening.

California State University, Dominguez Hills is proud to announce the unveiling of a third painting in a series that commemorates the university’s 50th anniversary. “E Pluribus Unum” was created by South Bay artist Hatsuko Mary Higuchi and will be presented to the campus and local community at a … [Read more...]

Library South Wing Receives Construction and Architectural Design Awards

The South Wing of the University Library

This month, the new Library South wing of the Leo F. Cain University Library was honored with a 2011 Project Achievement Award by the Southern California chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). The facility, which was recognized in the “$51-$100 Million Building/New … [Read more...]

University Archives Preserve Pioneer Spirit of a California Political Family

Actor Donald P. Loker (at far right) was was a major benfactor to several universities, including USC, his alma mater Harvard, and CSU Dominguez Hills. (L-R) Jack Burby, press secretary to Gov. Brown; Phil Hammond, Utah Consruction and Mining Company; Fred L. Jones, director, California Department of Parks and Recreation; and Loker

In his inauguration speech, Gov. Jerry Brown talked about his ancestors, who toughed it out on the frontier as they migrated to California. In the 1960s, the Brown family was still roughing it out over the land, but as enthusiastic campers who wanted to see the natural wonders of the Golden … [Read more...]