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Guide to the San José State College Patrons Association Collection
MSS-2010-06-02  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Project Information
  • Organizational History
  • Bibliography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San José State College Patrons Association Collection
    Dates: 1933-1966
    Collection number: MSS-2010-06-02
    Creator: San José State University
    Collection Size: 1 box, 1.25 linear feet
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The San Jose State College Patrons Association Collection, 1933-1966, a division of the California Congress of Parents and Teachers, documents the history of the organization over a thirty-year period. The collection consists of history and publicity scrapbooks pertaining to the organization. This collection is arranged into one series: Series I: San Jose State College Patrons Association Scrapbooks, 1933-1966.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is assigned to the San Jose 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 Collection, 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.

    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

    In 1857 the San Francisco Board of Education established Minns' Evening Normal School for current and prospective teachers in the city. Named after its principal, George W. Minns, the institution was formally established as the first California State Normal School by the State Legislature in 1862. A decade later, the Legislature voted to move the Normal School to San Jose, and the school relocated to its new home on Washington Square prior to the fall term of 1872. After a fire destroyed the Normal School building in 1880, the Legislature authorized $200,000 to construct a new building on the same site. Completed in 1881, the building was commonly referred to as the Second State Normal School. After several names and curriculum changes, Minns' Normal School is now San José State University, offering more than 134 bachelor's and master's degrees with 110 concentrations, and is recognized as one of the top public universities granting such degrees in the West.
    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.

    Bibliography

    Gilbert, Benjamin F., and Burdick, Charles. Washington Square, 1857-1979: The History of San José State University. San José, California: San José State University, 1980.
    Patrons Association of San Jose State College. History, 1956-1966. Scrapbook. San José, CA: San José State University.
    San José State University. About SJSU. http://www.sjsu.edu/about_sjsu/
    Walsh, James P. San José State University: An Interpretive History, 1950-2000. San José, California: San José State University, 2003.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The San Jose State College Patrons Association Collection, 1933-1966, a division of the California Congress of Parents and Teachers, documents the history of the organization over a thirty-year period. The collection consists of history and publicity scrapbooks pertaining to the organization.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into one series: Series I: San Jose State College Patrons Association Scrapbooks, 1933-1966.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    San Jose State College -- Patrons Association -- History
    San Jose State College -- Funds and scholarships
    San Jose State College -- Philanthropy -- History
    San José State University -- History
    San Jose State Teachers College -- History
    San Jose State College -- History
    Education, Higher -- California -- San José