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A walk through life in South Colton from 1890-1960

When Tom Rivera, Henry Vasquez and Frank Acosta embarked on their South Colton Oral History Project, they merely wanted to interview those who made their homes in what was known for years as “the Mexican side of town.” From left,

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Discovering Parallels Between CSUSB and the Colton Community: Growing up in Colton

Discovering Parallels Between CSUSB and the Colton Community: Growing up in Colton Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Location: PL-4005 Reception: 5:30 p.m. Lecture: 6 p.m. Complimentary Parking Available see Kiosk Inspired by CSUSB’s exploration of its own history, Dr. Tom

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Homecoming Week Library Open House

Visit the locations below, learn about our many services, and complete your passport to enter a drawing! Date: Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 Time: 1-4 p.m. How to Enter the Drawing: Pick up a passport as you enter the library and

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TBT (Throwback Thursday) : Recipes from the original faculty wives group

Here are some of the recipes that the Cal State Faculty Wives, San Bernardino California printed in College Courses II: Spiced Walnuts – Judy Rymer 1 c sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. ground

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TBT (Throwback Thursday) – the Social Lites give the first private scholarship to CSUSB

The Social Lites of San Bernardino made the first private donation to CSUSB’s scholarship funds! You can find a photo of this event, and others in the Cal State University Photo naming project – Zenfolio at http://csusb.zenfolio.com/p763499979/h34653b7d You will notice that

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TBT (Throwback Thursday): San Bernardino welcomes the university

  The university’s site was selected on February 8, 1963. Six days later, on St. Valentine’s Day, the San Bernardino County Sun Telegram ran this “valentine” to CSCSB. The entire city was celebrating! San Bernardino Mayor Mauldin told reporters, “I

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TBT (Throwback Thursday): Building the library collection: Art Nelson

Arthur Nelson, first Library Director, moving into the original Library, which was located in Sierra Hall, in September 1965. Art Nelson was part of the initial planning team. His job was to build a library collection. (He actually built two

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TBT (Throwback Thursday) Planning a University

On April 29, 1960, California State Senator Stanford Shaw introduced legislation for San Bernardino-Riverside State College . In 1961 the Legislature appropriated the funds to purchase a site for the college. In July of 1962 the Legislature took out a

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TBT (Throwback Thursday) Dr. Ralph Petrucci – CSCSB’s First Natural Sciences Division Chairman

In an oral history interview, Dean Ralph Petrucci told us about his first meeting with John Pfau. President Pfau went to Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio, where Ralph was working, to interview him.  Dr. Petrucci showed President Pfau around

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“Early Days of CSUSB…”

The John M. Pfau Library presents: “Early Days of CSUSB…” Panel Presentations: Professor Kenneth Mantei and Professor Robert Blackey Time: Noon-1p.m. Date: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 Location: PL-4005 Complimentary parking available; see kiosk Robert Blackey (Ph.D., New York University, 1968) has been teaching

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