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Guide to the San José State University Associated Students Records
MSS-2009-08-01  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Project Information
  • Organizational History
  • Bibliography
  • Related Material
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San José State University Associated Students Records
    Dates: 1948-2006
    Collection number: MSS-2009-08-01
    Creator: San José State University
    Collection Size: 52 boxes, 52.67 linear feet
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The San José State University Student Council, also known as the Associated Students (A.S.), formed in 1897 as a student club. The Student Council and the Student Court served as the executive and judicial body of student government on campus. In 1923, the Student Council reorganized and was renamed the Associated Students. The Associated Students incorporated in 1980, and is divided into two branches: Executive and Legislative. The Associated Students Records, 1948-2006, document the activities of the university's student government organization. The records consist of meeting minutes, correspondence, budget materials, election and campaign records and newspaper clippings. This collection is arranged into five series: Series I. Budget and Finance Records, 1961-2006; Series II. Election and Campaign Records, 1965-2004; Series III. Meeting Minutes, Agendas, Rules, and Procedures, 1948-2006; Series IV. Newspaper Clippings and Scrapbook Materials, 1967-2000; and Series V. Miscellaneous Materials, 1958-1989.
    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 José State University Library Special Collections & 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 & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    San José State University Associated Students Records, MSS-2009-08-01, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Lynn Sheehy. Finding aid EAD encoded by Mary Ellen Petrich. 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 José, 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.

    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.
    Greathead, Estelle. The Story of an Inspiring Past. San José, California: San José State University, 1928.
    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.

    Related Material

    San José State University Student Organization Records. SJSU University Archives Collection. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt4c60352g/ 
    San José State University Student Council Records. SJSU University Archives Collection. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt9p30382f/ 

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The San José State University Student Council, also known as the Associated Students (A.S.), formed in 1897 as a student club. The Student Council and the Student Court served as the executive and judicial body of student government on campus. In 1923, the Student Council reorganized and was renamed the Associated Students. The Associated Students incorporated in 1980, and is divided into two branches: Executive and Legislative. The Associated Students Records, 1948-2006, document the activities of the university's student government organization. The records consist of meeting minutes, correspondence, budget materials, election and campaign records and newspaper clippings.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into five series: Series I. Budget and Finance Records, 1961-2006; Series II. Election and Campaign Records, 1965-2004; Series III. Meeting Minutes, Agendas, Rules, and Procedures, 1948-2006; Series IV. Newspaper Clippings and Scrapbook Materials, 1967-2000; and Series V. Miscellaneous Materials, 1958-1989.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    San José State University. Associated Students -- History.
    San José State University. Associated Students -- Records and correspondence.
    San José State University. Associated Students -- Elections.
    San José State University -- History.
    San José State College -- History.
    California State University, San José -- History.
    Student government -- California -- San José.
    Education, Higher -- California -- San José.