Guide to the San José State University Spartan Sports Collection MSS.2010.08.08

SJSU Special Collections & Archives
© 2010
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0028
special.collections@sjsu.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Title: San José State University Spartan Sports Collection
creator: San Jose State College
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2010.08.08
Physical Description: 2 boxes (2.5 linear feet)
Date (inclusive): 1907-2004
Abstract: The Spartan Sports collection contains material related to San José State University athletics as well as official handbooks, manuals, and athletic rules for various other college sports, ports, including many National Collegiate Athletic Association publications.

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

Processing Information

Collection processed, and finding aide encoded, by Lisa Zakharova in 2010. Reviewed by Danelle Moon. Collection rehoused and rearranged into three series by Alexandra Lynch, Spring 2017.

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 San José State University 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.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series: Series I: Annual Sports Programs, 1948-2004; Series II: Printed Matter 1959-1989; Series III: National Rulebooks and Almanacs, 1907-1966.

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

College sports -- Rules
College sports -- Records
College sports -- California -- San José.
San Jose State College -- Sports
San José State University -- Sports
San Jose State College

 

Series I. Annual Sports Schedules 1948-2004

Physical Description: 6.0 folders

Scope and Contents

This series contains season schedules for various sports teams at San Jose State University. Of note is The First 80s Years- San Jose State Football, a retrospective look at the story of football at San Jose State University. From 1948-1956 these schedules were called "Press and Radio Information," or "Press Book." By the 1960s they were called "Record Books," and in the 1970s they were also known as sports "Media Guides." From the mid-1970s to the present day, they are simply referred to as sports schedules.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 1

1948-1949

Box 1, Folder 2

1949

Box 1, Folder 3

1949-1950

Box 1, Folder 4

1950

Box 1, Folder 5

1955-1956

Box 1, Folder 6

1956

Box 1, Folder 7

1968

Box 1, Folder 8

1969

Box 1, Folder 9

1971

Box 1, Folder 10

1972

Box 1, Folder 11

1973

Box 1, Folder 12

1975-1976

Box 1, Folder 13

1979

Box 1, Folder 14

1980

Box 1, Folder 15

1981-1982

Box 1, Folder 16

1982-1983

Box 1, Folder 17

1983-1984

Box 1, Folder 18

1985-1986

Box 1, Folder 19

2004

 

Series II. Printed Matter 1959-1989

Scope and Contents note

This series contains various materials related to San Jose State University athletics and sports events, such as ticket brochures and purchases, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.

Arrangement note

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 1, Folder 20

Clippings 1968-1970

Box 1, Folder 21

Clippings 1989

Box 1, Folder 22

KSJS-FM Baseball

Box 1, Folder 23

Spartan Foundation

Box 1, Folder 24

The Spartan: "The Year of the Spartans" 1971

Box 1, Folder 25

Ticket Brochures 1959-1987

Box 1, Folder 26

Women of Sparta: Sporting News, Vol. 5 No. 5 1985

Box 1, Folder 27

Women's Physical Education Dance Composition 1969

 

Series III. National Rulebooks and Almanacs 1907-1966

Scope and Contents note

This series contains National Collegiate Athletic Association publications, sports manuals, and copies of Spalding's Athletic Almanacs that were owned by E.B. DeGroot. These almanacs contain rules, photographs, and official time records for the years 1907-1917.

Arrangement note

This series is arranged alphabetically.
 

Basketball

Box 1, Folder 28

1927-1928

Box 1, Folder 29

1938-1939

Box 1, Folder 30

1942-1943

Box 1, Folder 31

1948-1949

 

Football

Box 1, Folder 32

1907

Box 1, Folder 33

1933

Box 1, Folder 34

1938

Box 1, Folder 35

1939

Box 1, Folder 36

1941

Box 1, Folder 37

1942

Box 1, Folder 38

1943

Box 1, Folder 39

1944

Box 1, Folder 40

1945

Box 1, Folder 41

1947

 

Rugby

Box 2, Folder 1

1923-1924

 

Soccer-Speedball

Box 2, Folder 2

1946-1948

 

Spalding's Athletic Almanacs

Box 2, Folder 3

1907

Box 2, Folder 4

1908

Box 2, Folder 5

1909

Box 2, Folder 6

1909

Box 2, Folder 7

1909

Box 2, Folder 8

1910

Box 2, Folder 9

1911

Box 2, Folder 10

1911

Box 2, Folder 11

1916-1917

 

Swimming

Box 2, Folder 12

1950

 

Track and Field

Box 2, Folder 13

1926-1927

Box 2, Folder 14

1927

Box 2, Folder 15

1928-1929

Box 2, Folder 16

1930-1931

Box 2, Folder 17

1940-1941

Box 2, Folder 18

1943

Box 2, Folder 19

1946

Box 2, Folder 20

1947

Box 2, Folder 21

1948

Box 2, Folder 22

1949-1950

Box 2, Folder 23

1951

Box 2, Folder 24

1957

Box 2, Folder 25

1959-1961

Box 2, Folder 26

1962

Box 2, Folder 27

1963

Box 2, Folder 28

1966