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San José State University Student Memorabilia Collection
MSS-2011-06-23  
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Series I: Student Memorabilia and Miscellaneous Ephemera-San Jose Normal School 1881-1920

Physical Description

2 Boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

Folders under the heading of 1881-1920, contain all material pertinent to student activities that occurred during "the San Jose Normal School". This part of the collection is comprised of a variety of objects and documents including: 1. Documents and objects related to students' academic life, such as: certificates, report cards, teacher training report cards and graduating exercises. 2. Documents and objects related to students' social life on campus, such as: event booklets, dance cards, photographs, yearbooks, journals, music books/sheets, school magazines and newspaper clips, school catalogues, handbooks, and reunion books. 3. Other miscellaneous student memorabilia, such as: class papers, student class work and a calendar.

Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically, and the material contained is arranged chronologically and by format.
 

Box 1

 

Folder 1: Catalogues/Handbooks 1881-1920

 

Folder 2: Certificates 1881-1920

 

Folder 3: Class Papers/ Graduating Exercises 1881-1920

 

Folder 7: Miscellaneous Memorabilia/ Gift from Gertrude Waterman 1881-1920

 

Folder 8: Miscellaneous Memorabilia 1881-1920

 

Folders 9-10: Music, Sheets/Books/Chapel Songs 1881-1920

 

Folder 12: News Clippings 1881-1920

 

Folder 13: Photographs 1881-1920

 

Folder 14: Report Cards 1881-1920

 

Folder 15: School Magazines 1881-1920

 

Folder 16: Scrapbooks/ Journals/ Yearbooks 1881-1920

 

Folder 17: Social Events/ Dance Cards 1881-1920

 

Box 2

Physical Description: (This Box Contains Oversize Material)
 

Folder 8: Miscellaneous Memorabilia 1881-1920

 

Folder 8: Books/ Chapel Songs 1881-1920

 

Series II: Student Memorabilia and Miscellaneous Ephemera-San Jose Teacher College 1921-1934

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Content Summary

The contents are comprised of a variety of material donated by William Joseph Cagnes including: graduation certificates, citizen certificates, and State of California Diplomas. Other items of note include a folder of letters of prominent educators and clippings from the Western Journal.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically and chronologically by date and format.
 

Box1

 

Folder 18: Certificates/ Citizenship Certificates 1921-1934

 

Folders 19-20: Correspondence 1921-1934

 

Folder 21: Midterm in Philosophy 1921-1934

 

Folder 22: Miscellaneous Memorabilia 1921-1934

 

Folder 23: School Magazines 1921-1934

 

Series III: Student Memorabilia and Miscellaneous Ephemera-San Jose State College 1935-1971

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Content Summary

The series is comprised of a variety of material that documents student life during the period. Examples include student publications such as Spartan Life, Reed Magazine, El Toro, the Platter, and the student classbook, the La Torre. Other items of interest include dance cards, and a variety of newspaper clippings documenting "Greek Life" sorority life and student engagements and marriages. In addition there are faculty correspondence and miscellaneous samples of student essays and a script.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically and chronologically and by format.
 

Box 1

 

Folder 24: Correspondence 1935-1971

 

Folder 25: Graded Papers 1935-1971

 

Folder 26-27: Newspaper Clippings 1935-1971

 

Folders 28-29: School Magazines 1935-1971

 

Folder 30: School Magazines 1935-1971

 

Folder 31: Social Events/ Dance cards 1935-1971

 

Folder 32: Social Events/ Poster 1935-1971

 

Folder 33: Yearbook/ la Torre (1935) 1935-1971

 

Folder 34: Essays 1935-1971

 

Folder 35: Script 1935-1971