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Guide to the San Jose State University Spartan Sports Collection
MSS-2010-08-08  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material
  • Bibliography

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: The San Jose State University Spartan Sports Collection
    Dates: 1908-2004
    Collection number: MSS-2010-08-08
    Creator: San Jose State College
    Collection Size: 2 boxes, 2.5 linear feet
    Repository: San José State University Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The Spartan Sports collection consists of sports programs from the different sports departments at San José State University and various sports related guide books. The sports team programs featured in the collection include the following: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Judo, Rugby, Swimming, Tennis, and Track & Field. The collection also contains official handbooks, manuals and athletic rules for these sports. The bulk of the collection consists of athletic rule books from different time periods such as the E.B. DeGroot Official Athletic Almanacs which contain rules, photographs, and official time records. Most books in the collection feature photographs of sports and sports teams. The collection also contains many National Collegiate Athletic Association publications. These guides are organized by sport type and contain lists of athletes in many colleges and universities as well as team records. This collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Official Sports Programs and Manuals 1908-1987, Series II: Printed Matter 1949-2004.
    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

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is assigned to the San José State University 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

    The Spartan Sports Collection, MSS-2010-08-08, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Lisa Zakharova. Finding aid EAD encoded by Lisa Zakharova. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Spartan Sports collection consists of sports programs from the different sports departments at San José State University. The sport team programs featured in the collection include the following: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Judo, Rugby, Swimming, Tennis, and Track and Field. The collection also contains official handbooks, manuals and athletic rules for those sports. The majority of the collection consists of athletic rule books from 1908-1979.
    The E.B. DeGroot Official Athletic Almanacs contain rules, photographs, and official time records. Most books in the collection feature photographs of sports and sports teams. The collection also contains many National Collegiate Athletic Association publications. Books are organized by sport type and contain lists of athletes in many colleges and universities as well as team records.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Official Sports Programs and Manuals 1908-1987, Series II: Printed Matter 1948-2004.

    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 University -- History
    Education, Higher -- California -- San Jose
    Sports--Rules and Regulations
    Sports Records

    Related Material

    The San José State University Football Programs Collection MSS-2009-08-04, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.
    The Pete Zidnak Collection of San Jose State University Sports History MSS-2009-11-04, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Bibliography

    San Jose State University. About SJSU. http://www.sjsu.edu/about_sjsu/