Pictures From the Heilbron Era
The following is an excerpt from the obituary for Louis H. Heilbron that our archivist, Judson Grenier, wrote for the March 2007 issue of the CSU-ERFA Reporter.
... Louis H. Heilbron, first chairman of the board of trustees of the California State Colleges and strong advocate of creation of a faculty Academic Senate, died on December 20 at age 99. Heilbron’s board shepherded the CSC into existence and established precedents that govern the system today. Many long-time observers of the CSU consider Heilbron to have been perhaps the most intelligent and effective chairman in its 46-year history.
Heilbron was head of the state Board of Education at the time of adoption of the Master Plan for Higher Education in 1960. He was active in drafting that plan, and then accepted Governor Pat Brown’s appointment to lead the new CSC Board of Trustees, which began work in August of 1960, and assumed formal control July 1, 1961. ...
Judson obtained some pictures from the Heilbron era from the CSU Archives, but space limitations prevented their inclusion in the Reporter. We include them here as a complement to the Reporter article on Heilbron. If you can add information about any of these pictures, please send us an email message. We also want to thank Thomas Philo, Archivist and Cataloger at the CSU Dominguez Hills Library, for providing digital versions of the images.
This picture was taken at the opening of the CSU Archives at CSU Dominguez Hills in 1981. Judd Grenier (left) is showing exhibits to Heilbron. Glenn Dumke is standing behind Judd.
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Ribbon-cutting ceremony at the opening of the CSU Archives. From the left Don Gerth (CSUDH President), former Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Chancellor Glenn Dumke, SFSU Archivist Helene Whitson (now emeritus and a member of CSU-ERFA), CSU Trustee John O'Connell, and Louis Heilbron.
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Louis Heilbron presents a plaque to Chancellor Dumke at the opening of the CSU Archives. Don Gerth and Pat Brown are on the left. John O'Connell is on the right.
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This picture was taken at the first meeting of the CSU Archives Advisory Board. Dumke and Heilbron are seated in front. Gloria Lothrop, CSUN Professor of History (now emeritus and a member of CSU-ERFA), is standing behind Heilbron.
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This picture was taken at an early meeting of the CSU Board of Trustees. From the left, Lt. Gov. Glenn Anderson, Chancellor Dumke, and Louis Heilbron. Note the spartan surroundings.
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