The CSUDH Archives also contains collections that chronicle the history of the campus, from its origin as South Bay State in 1960, as demonstrated by the original A. Quincy Jones plans for a site on the Palos Verdes Peninsula that was later abandoned, to the University's present name and location, which were established in 1966.
The 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 Bay area of Los Angeles County. There are also papers, correspondence, and news clippings related to the college gathered by A. Quincy Jones, the Master Architect for the campus.
Includes records from the administrations of Leo Cain, Donald Gerth, Richard Butwell, John Brownell, Robert Detweiler and others.