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Jack O’Connell Collection

Jack O'ConnellJack O'Connell served as state assemblyman, state senator, and Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of California. He was also instrumental in the development of a four year public university in Ventura County, which later became California State University, Channel Islands (Senate Bill 623). The collection consists of papers, pictures, and artifacts that touch upon campus history, educational policy, environmental policy, health and mental health policy, and other aspects of local politics.

Portions of the Jack O'Connell Collection are available online:
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For more information on the Jack O'Connell Collection, please email Evelyn Taylor, University Archivist at