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San Jose State College Patrons Association Collection
MSS.2010.06.02  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Project Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Title: San Jose State College Patrons Association Records
    creator: San Jose State College. Patrons Association
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2010.06.02
    Physical Description: 2 boxes (2.34 linear feet)
    Date (inclusive): 1933-1990
    Abstract: The San Jose State College Patrons Association Records, 1933-1990, a division of the California Congress of Parents and Teachers, documents the history of the organization over a sixty-year period. The collection consists of history and publicity scrapbooks pertaining to the organization, as well as administration and membership records.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is assigned to the San José State University Special Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections and Archives. Copyright restrictions may apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    San Jose State College Patrons Association Records, MSS-2010-06-02, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Kimberly Koshiyama. Finding aid EAD encoded by Kimberly Koshiyama. Reviewed by Danelle Moon and Erin Louthen. Accruals to collections processed by Samira Habibi in June 2017.

    Project Information

    This finding aid was created as part of the Survey and Cataloging Project, a two-year San José State University Library grant project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The project began in 2008. The Project Director is Danelle Moon. The Project Archivist is Erin Louthen.

    Organizational History

    Established in 1933, the San Jose State College Patrons Association was a division of the California Congress of Parents and Teachers, The college-level equivalent of the Parent-Teacher Association (P.T.A.). The San Jose State College Patrons Association fostered educational and social events for San Jose State College students, maintained close relations with the College administration and faculty to promote student welfare on campus, and sponsored a wide variety of campus activities and events, including annual dinners and potluck luncheons. The Student Emergency Fund and the Welfare Fund were the two major projects of the Patrons. In 1954, the SJSC Patrons Association withdrew from the P.T.A. and became a free-standing club on campus. New by-laws were created, but the Association retained its original philosophical tenet of being continually dedicated to the support and welfare of San Jose State College students.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The San Jose State College Patrons Association Records, 1933-1990, documents the history of the organization over a sixty-year period. The first series consists of history and publicity scrapbooks pertaining to the organization. Documents in the second series primarily relate to the administration of the organization, and includes records from the treasurer, the historian, and the membership director. Other materials in this series include newspaper clippings and memorabilia.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Scrapbooks, 1933-1966 and Series II: Administration and Membership Records, 1956-1990.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    National PTA (U.S.) -- California
    Parents' and teachers' associations
    San Jose State College. Patrons Association