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Guide to the Rocci G. Pisano Collection
MSS-2011-06-18  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Rocci G. Pisano Collection
    Dates: 1957-1992
    Collection number: MSS-2011-06-18
    Creator: Pisano, Rocci G., 1911-2003
    Collection Size: 1 box, .417 linear feet
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The Rocci G. Pisano Collection consists of faculty service awards and commemorative flags collected by Dr. Rocci G. Pisano, Professor Emeritus at San José State University. After teaching biology at San José State for thirty years, Dr. Pisano dedicated the later half of his life to public service by presiding over many public works committees, including the commission for the celebration of the United States Bicentennial. This collection represents Dr. Pisano's legacy as a professor and a contributor to the development of the city of San José.
    Physical location: Vault 1, Range 20A
    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. Copyright restrictions may apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Rocci G. Pisano Collection, MSS-2011-06-18, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Mary Alexander. Finding Aid EAD encoded by Mary Alexander. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Dr. Rocci G. Pisano (1911-2003) was an Associate Professor of Biology at San José State University from 1946 to 1976. He received degrees from Santa Clara University, San José State University, U.C. Davis, and he received his doctorate in Education from Stanford University in 1954. In addition to teaching, he also served as a faculty advisor to the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity.
    Dr. Pisano's dedication to the community is reflected in his commitment to nonprofit foundations. He co-founded the Italian American Heritage Foundation, held every officer position in Kiwanis and was a member of the San José Bicentennial Commission. His most significant contributions came from his service to the Santa Clara County and City of San José Parks and Recreation Commissions, where his dedication to developing city parks led him to serve on over a dozen boards and organizations.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Rocci G. Pisano Collection consists of faculty service awards and commemorative flags that had been collected by Dr. Rocci G. Pisano, Professor Emeritus at San José State University. After teaching biology at San José State for thirty years, Dr. Pisano dedicated the later half of his life to public service by presiding over many public works committees, including the commission for the celebration of the United States Bicentennial. This collection represents Dr. Pisano's legacy as a professor and a contributor to the development of the city of San José.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into one series: Service Awards and Flags, 1957-1992.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Banners -- United States
    San José (Calif.) -- Bicentennial Celebrations
    American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976 -- California -- San José
    Education -- Awards -- United States
    San José State University -- Faculty