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Guide to the San Jose State College World War I and World War II Collection
MSS- 2010-05-03  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Subject Headings
  • Bibliography
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San Jose State College World War I and World War II Collection
    Dates: 1914-1949
    Bulk Dates: 1942-1948
    Collection number: MSS- 2010-05-03
    Creator: San José State University
    Collection Size: 7 boxes (11.17 linear feet)
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The San Jose State College World War I and World War II Collection, 1914-1949 (bulk 1942-1948), consists of materials related to students and faculty who served in the armed forces during World War I and World War II. The collection consists of index card files, newspaper clippings, a USO scrapbook, service ledgers, and memorial flags. This collection is arranged into three series: Series I: Military Service Files, 1914-1918, 1940-1949; Series II: World War II Memorabilia, 1940s; and Series III: World War II Scrapbooks and Printed Matter, 1940-1949.
    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

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been 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 as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Guide to the San Jose State College World War I and World War II Collection , MSS-2010-05-03, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Biography / Administrative 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 Jose, 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 Jose 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 Jose State College World War I and World War II Collection, 1914-1949 (bulk 1942- 1948), consists of materials related to students and faculty who served in the armed forces during World War I and World War II. The collection consists of index card files, newspaper clippings, a USO scrapbook, service ledgers, and memorial flags.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into three series: Series I: Military Service Files, 1914 -1918, 1940-1949; Series II: World War II Memorabilia, 1940s; and Series III: World War II Scrapbooks and Printed Matter, 1940-1949.

    Subject Headings

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    San José State University -- Students -- History
    San José State University -- Faculty -- History
    San José State University -- History
    San Jose State Normal School -- History
    San Jose State Teachers College -- History
    San Jose State College -- History
    Education, Higher -- California -- San Jose
    World War, 1914-1918 -- History
    World War, 1939-1945 -- History

    Bibliography

    Gilbert, Benjamin F, and Charles Burdick. Washington Square, 1857-1979: The History of San José State University. San José: San José State University, 1980.
    San José State University. About SJSU. http://www.sjsu.edu/about_sjsu/ 
    Walsh, James P. San José State University: An Interpretive History, 1950-2000. San José: San José State University, 2003.

    Related Material

    In Memory of San Jose State Gold Star Students of World War II. D736 .I53 1994. (Self-published, 1994).
    San José State University Campus Buildings Records, MSS-2010-02-03, San José State University Library Special Collections and Archives.