Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The Cal State Fullerton Edition

And now a little historical news from my alma mater...

A virtual exhibition featuring photographs and documents from the first 50 years of CSUF, is in progress. It should be online by June as a kickoff to the yearlong celebration. Also, a 50th Anniversary "coffee table book” should be available by September.

Natalie Fousekis and Cora Granata, associate directors of CSUF’s Center for Oral & Public History (COPH), are currently working with the Orange County Great Park Corp. on a project that will conduct 75 oral histories with former military personnel who were assigned at El Toro Marine Base. CSUF students will conduct the interviews. The whole project, including transcriptions, should be wrapped up by this summer.

The Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) will hold their conference at CSUF this year, April 20-22, 2007. Several COPH folks will make presentations, including Packed Up, Squeezed Out, the readers' theater about the Placentia Packing Houses, and The Olinda Story, the play about the oil boomtown in the Brea hills. For more information, visit SOHA's website.

Today's photo is of one of the early elephant races at CSUF (then called Orange County State College.)


Anonymous said...

Very interesting! Love the photo

Chris Jepsen said...

I must admit, the elephant image came from CSUF's website, but I think I more than paid for it with tuition. :-)