California State University Channel Islands

Address: 
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
United States
Contact: 
Evelyn Taylor
Phone: 
805-437-8830

Archives and Collections

Description of Collection: 

Camarillo State Hospital Collection. In 1932, 1500 acres located within the City of Camarillo, County of Ventura were acquired for a state hospital. The hospital was expected to house 7000 patients and over 700 staff. At completion, it was the largest mental hospital in the world. CAM officially closed in June of 1993, but, it was reacquired by the CSU in 1996 as the first university in the county. The CSH collection expounds upon this history in an original and artificial gathering of both hospital and archive-generated documents.

Regions covered: 
Ventura County, City of Camarillo, State of California
Languages: 

Management

Repository: 
No
Loans to Outside?: 
No
Exhibited?: 
Yes