Guide to the San José State University Faculty Publications Collection

SJSU Library Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0028
Phone: (408) 808-2062
Fax: (408) 808-2063
Email: special.collections@sjsu.edu
URL: http://library.sjsu.edu/sjsu-special-collections/sjsu-special-collections-and-archives
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Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the San José State University Faculty Publications Collection

Collection number: MSS-2010-05-02



SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

San José State University

One Washington Square

San José, CA 95192-0028

Phone: (408) 808-2062

Fax: (408) 808-2063

Email: special.collections@sjsu.edu

URL: http://library.sjsu.edu/sjsu-special-collections/sjsu-special-collections-and-archives


Finding aid funded by the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Processed by:
Jeannette Eaton
Date Completed:
2010
Encoded by:
Jeannette Eaton
© 2010 Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: San José State University Faculty Publications Collection
Dates: 1907-1987
Bulk Dates: 1940s-1980s
Collection number: MSS-2010-05-02
Collection Size: 2 record cartons and 5 archive boxes, 2.36 linear feet (approx)
Repository: San José State University. Library.
San José, California 95192-0028
Abstract: 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.
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 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.

Preferred Citation

San José State University Faculty Publications Collection, 2010-05-02, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jeannette Eaton. Finding aid EAD encoded by Jeannette Eaton. 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 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.

Bibliography

Gilbert, Benjamin F., and Burdick, Charles. Washington Square, 1857-1979: The History of San José State University. San José, California: 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,California: San José State University, 2003.

Related Material

San José State University Directories, Guides and Handbooks Collections, MSS-2010-05-04, San José State University Special Collections and Archives.
San José State University Student Publications Collection, MSS-2009-08-02, San José State University Special Collections and Archives.

Scope and Content

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.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into two series: Series I. Faculty Publications and Academic Journals, 1964-86; Series II. Faculty Biographical Files, 1907-87 (bulk: 1940s-1980s).

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 -- Faculty --History
San Jose State Teachers College -- History
San Jose State College -- History
San José State University -- History
Education, Higher -- California -- San Jose
Education -- California -- San José


Collection Contents

 

Series I: SJSU Faculty Publications and Academic Journals 1965-1985

Physical Description: 3 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of publications that relate to the arts and sciences. The faculty scholarship mainly represented in this collection is from Dr. Frederick Scott, SJSU Professor of Philosophy from 1965 to 1985. Dr. Scott's articles are published in San Jose Studies, The Modern Schoolman, and the Walter Burley's De Sensibus to name a few. Also included are the President's Scholars: Teaching and Learning which presents the views of twenty-eight President's Scholars on the problems of teaching and learning at San Jose State College which grew out of an Ad Hoc Committee on Quality of Teaching questionnaires in 1969-1970 and a three hour symposium in May 1970. In addition, there are copies of The Annual President's Scholar's Address, starting from its inception in 1974 which was delivered by Arturo B. Fallico, Professor of Philosophy through the 1984 address delivered by Dr. Robert A. Hicks, Professor of Psychology. The President's Annual Scholar's Address, which became obsolete after 1984, honored members of faculty with high distinction through its recognition of prominent scholarly inquiry and activity, and who contributed to the intellectual and cultural tradition of San José State University. In addition to the philosophy and psychology departments, history, chemistry, music, and theatre arts departments are also represented.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically and by date.
Box: 1

Faculty Publications, Dr. Frederick Scott SJSU Professor of Philosophy 1958-1980

Box: 2

President's Scholars:Teaching and Learning 1969-1970

Box: 3

Annual copies of The Annual President's Scholar's Address 1965-1985

Boxes 4-7

Series II: SJSU Faculty Publication and Biographical Files 1907-1987 (Bulk dates: 1940s-1980s)

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of faculty publications in academic departments from philosophy and education to the sciences. Formats include campus newsletters, various news clippings, academic program brochures, and biographical information of SJSU faculty members. Included are various loose-leaf scholarly articles published by faculty. This series provides a snapshot of faculty scholarship and the changes in discipline based on pedagogy in a variety of fields.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by alphabetically by faculty name and is ordered chronologically.
Boxes: 4-7

Published materials such as correspondence, curriculum vitaes, and obituaries. 1907-1987