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Guide to the San José State University Office of the President, J. Handel Evans Records
MSS-2009-07-01  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing History
  • Project Information
  • Organizational History
  • Bibliography
  • Related Material
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San José State University Office of the President, J. Handel Evans Records
    Dates: 1986-1994
    Bulk Dates: 1991-1994
    Collection number: MSS-2009-07-01
    Creator: San José State University. Office of the President
    Collection Size: 44 boxes (55.25 linear feet)
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The Office of the President is the highest administrative office for the campus, reporting to the California State University (CSU) Chancellor and Board of Trustees, respectively. As such, the Office of the President records document the overall policies, practices, and procedures of the daily operation of the campus, as well as the interaction with other CSU campuses and with the CSU administration. The Office of the President, J. Handel Evans Records, 1986-1994 (bulk 1991-1994), document Evans' tenure as acting university president (1991-1994). The records consist of administrative files, correspondence, records of the development of the CSU, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) campus, located on the former grounds of military base Fort Ord, as well as records relating to the San Carlos Street closure on the SJSU campus. This collection is arranged into three series: Series I. Administrative Records, 1991-1994; Series II. Fort Ord/CSU, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), 1988-1994; and Series III. San Carlos Street Closure, 1986-1994.
    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 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

    San José State University Office of the President, J. Handel Evans Records, MSS-2009-07-01, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing History

    Collection processed by Robert Donahue. Finding aid EAD encoded by Mary Ellen Petrich. Reviewed by Danelle Moon and Erin Louthen.

    Project Information

    This finding aid was created as part of the Survey and Cataloging Project, a two-year San José State University Library grant project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The project began in 2008. The Project Director is Danelle Moon. The Project Archivist is Erin Louthen.

    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.
    The Office of the President is the highest administrative office for the campus, reporting to the California State University (CSU) Chancellor and Board of Trustees, respectively. As such, the Office of the President records document the overall policies, practices, and procedures of the daily operation of the campus, as well as the interaction with other CSU campuses and with the CSU administration.
    J. Handel Evans (1991-1994) served under SJSU President Gail Fullerton (1978-1991) as vice-president from 1978-1991. Following President Fullerton's retirement, Evans was appointed acting university president, a position he held from 1991 to 1994. During his tenure, Evans concentrated on advancing the university's influence beyond established relationships by building on town and gown opportunities. Evans also played a key role in the development of the CSU, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) campus, located on the former grounds of military base Fort Ord. Acting-President Evans left San José State University in 1994 to become a vice-chancellor for the CSU system. From 1995 to 2001, he served as the planning president for CSU, Channel Islands in Ventura County.

    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.
    "CSU, Channel Islands 2008-09 Fact Sheet." 2008. http://www.csuci.edu/factsheet/documents/0809CI_Fact_Sheet.pdf 
    "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

    SJSU Office of the President, Gail Fullerton Records, MSS-2009-04-03, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt096nd8b1/ 

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Office of the President is the highest administrative office for the campus, reporting to the California State University (CSU) Chancellor and Board of Trustees, respectively. As such, the Office of the President records document the overall policies, practices, and procedures of the daily operation of the campus, as well as the interaction with other CSU campuses and with the CSU administration. The SJSU Office of the President, J. Handel Evans Records, 1986-1994 (bulk 1991-1994), document Evans' tenure as acting university president (1991-1994). The records consist of administrative files, correspondence, records of the development of the CSU, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) campus, located on the former grounds of military base Fort Ord, as well as records relating to the San Carlos Street closure on the SJSU campus.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into three series: Series I. Administrative Records, 1991-1994; Series II. Fort Ord/CSU, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), 1988-1994; and Series III. San Carlos Street Closure, 1986-1994.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Evans, J. Handel
    San José State University -- President's Office -- History
    San José State University -- President's Office -- Records and correspondence
    California State University, San José -- History
    California State University, Monterey Bay -- History
    San José State University -- History
    San José State College -- History
    Education, Higher -- California -- San José
    San Carlos Street (San Jose, Calif.)