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Guide to the Santa Clara University Scrapbook Collection
R.G. 3C  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Organizational History
  • Related Materials
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Content of the Collection

  • Title: Santa Clara University Scrapbook Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: R.G. 3C
    Contributing Institution: Santa Clara University Library Archives & Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 160.0 linear feet, 96 scrapbooks
    Date (inclusive): 1890-2014 (bulk 1902-1988)
    Abstract: The Santa Clara University Scrapbook Collection, 1890-2014 (bulk 1902-1988), consists of ninety-six scrapbooks documenting more than a century of SCU history. Created by the university, students, faculty, and supporting organizations, the scrapbooks chronicle numerous aspects of university life, from descriptions of important events, such as commencement and anniversary celebrations, to significant changes, such as the transition to a coeducational campus. The scrapbooks provide information about academic achievements and innovations, campus athletics, the growth of the university, student activities and protests, and the role of the university in surrounding communities. Scrapbooks are primarily comprised of newspaper clippings but also include photographs and ephemeral items.
    Physical Location: This collection is located in Santa Clara University Library's Archives & Special Collections.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in Archives & Special Collections may be subject to copyright. All requests for permission to publish from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the University Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Archives & Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials, and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials.

    Preferred Citation

    Santa Clara University Scrapbook Collection, Record Group 3C, Santa Clara University Library Archives & Special Collections.

    Processing Information

    Guide created by Shannon Hartman in 2015. Guide encoded by Shannon Hartman in 2015.

    Organizational History

    Santa Clara University was founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus as Santa Clara College and is California’s oldest operating institution of higher learning. It was established on the grounds of Mission Santa Clara de Asís, the eighth of the original 21 California missions. The college originally operated as a preparatory school and did not offer courses of collegiate rank until 1853. The institution became known as the University of Santa Clara in 1912, when the schools of engineering and law were added. For 110 years, Santa Clara University was an all-male school. In 1961, women were accepted as undergraduates and Santa Clara University became the first coeducational Catholic university in California. The number of students and faculty tripled over the next decade and the university began the largest building program in school history with eight residence halls, a student union, and an athletic stadium. In the early 1970s, the Board of Trustees voted to limit the size of the undergraduate population, an action that was intended to preserve the character and ensure the quality of the university for generations to come. In 1985, the university adopted Santa Clara University as its official name.
    Bibliography:
    Santa Clara University. “About SCU – History.” www.scu.edu/about/history.cfm (Accessed Nov. 2, 2010)
    McKevitt, Gerald, S.J. The University of Santa Clara: A History, 1851-1977. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1979.

    Related Materials

    Women's Recreational Association Scrapbooks (Digital Collection) http://content.scu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/wra 

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into seven series: Series I. Official Santa Clara University Scrapbooks, 1902-1988; Series II. Unofficial Santa Clara University Scrapbooks, 1890-1976 (bulk 1906-1964); Series III. Athletics & Recreation Scrapbooks, 1935-1949, 1962-1975; Series IV. Women's Athletics & Recreation Scrapbooks, 1963-2014 (bulk 1963-1986); Series V. Coaching Camp, 1964-1976; Series VI. de Saisset Museum Scrapbooks, 1951-1970; and Series VII. Faculty Wives Scrapbooks, 1938-1971.

    Scope and Content of the Collection

    The Santa Clara University Scrapbook Collection, 1890-2014 (bulk 1902-1988), consists of ninety-six scrapbooks documenting more than a century of Santa Clara history. Created by the university, students, faculty, and supporting organizations, the scrapbooks chronicle numerous aspects of university life, from descriptions of important events, such as commencement and anniversary celebrations, to significant changes, such as the transition to a coeducational campus. The scrapbooks provide information about academic achievements and innovations, campus athletics, the growth of the university, student activities and protests, and the role of the university in surrounding communities. Scrapbooks are primarily comprised of newspaper clippings but also include photographs, ephemeral items and a small amount of correspondence.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Colby, Marygrace
    Malley, Pat (George Patrick)
    Santa Clara College (Calif.)
    Santa Clara University (Calif.)
    Schmidt, Henry 1905-1984
    University of Santa Clara (Calif.)
    Education, Higher -- California -- Santa Clara (Calif.)
    Santa Clara University (Calif.) -- History
    Santa Clara University--Sports--History
    Santa Clara University--Students
    Students--Social life and customs
    Students--Societies