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Guide to Benjamin F. Gilbert Research Papers
MSS-2009-02-07  
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Series I:  Pioneers for One Hundred Years: San José State College, 1857-1957: Research Papers. 1953-1957

Physical Description: 1 Box

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series documents the work of San José College professor of history, Benjamin F. Gilbert, author of Pioneers for One Hundred Years: San José State College, 1857-1957. The series contains Gilbert's notes about SJSU presidents, subject disciplines, and other historical details about the university. Significant materials in this series include Gilbert's notes about Superintendent of Public Instruction biennial reports from the late 1800s to the 1930s; information documenting the San José State Normal School fire of 1880; and the rebuilding of the Normal School in 1881.
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Box 1

Manuscripts/Research Files/Correspondence 1953-1957

 

Series II: Washington Square, 1857-1979: The History of San José State University: Research Notes. 1953-1979

Physical Description: 1 Box

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes chapter manuscript drafts of Gilbert's Washington Square, 1857-1979: The History of San José State University. The series also contains a research folder of newspaper clippings documenting campus life during the Vietnam War, including topics such as the UC Berkeley riots and the effects of civil unrest on the SJSU student population during this time period.
This series is arranged by subject.
Box 2

Manuscripts/Research Files/Correspondence 1953-1979