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Guide to the San José State University Faculty Publications Collection
MSS-2010-05-02  
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Description
The San José State University Faculty Publications Collection, 1907-1987 consists of various academic publications including scholarly journals written by faculty members over an eighty-year span. The collection consists of academic reviews and articles, newspaper clippings, and book listings with an emphasis on faculty publications. In addition, the collection includes faculty biographies, photographs, and program brochures. This collection is arranged into two series: Series I. Faculty Publications and Academic Journals, 1964-86; Series II. Faculty Biographical Files, 1907-87.
Background
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 Jose State University, offering more than 134 bachelors and master's degrees with 110 concentrations, and is recognized as one of the top public universities granting such degrees in the West.
Extent
2 record cartons and 5 archive boxes, 2.36 linear feet (approx)
Restrictions
Copyright has 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. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
The collection is open for research.