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Guide to the San José State University Archives Publications Collection
MSS-2010-01-01  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Project Information
  • Organizational History
  • Bibliography
  • Related Material
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San José State University Archives Publications Collection
    Dates: 1925-2009
    Bulk Dates: 1960-1990
    Collection number: MSS-2010-01-01
    Creator: San José State University
    Collection Size: 67 boxes, 44.04 linear feet
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The San José State University Archives Publications Collection, 1925-2009 (bulk 1960-1990), documents faculty, state and miscellaneous publications. Created by numerous entities and organizations over an 80-year time period, the collection consists of a variety of print formats including brochures, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets and photocopies. Topically, the collection includes SJSU alumni publications, library and departmental publications, academic and union publications, and radical underground publications. This collection is arranged into three series: Series I: Faculty & Campus Publications, 1925-2005; Series II: California State University (CSU) & State of California Publications, 1927-1999; and Series III: Miscellaneous Publications, 1969-2002.
    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 Archives Publications Collection, MSS-2010-01-01, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Alicia Deadrick and Jane Gilvin. Finding aid EAD encoded by Silke Higgins. 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.
    Academic, alumni, departmental and CSU publications all serve important functions at San José State University. Academic publications, whether created by unions or national professional organizations, provide members with updates about important political and social events which may affect job status and wages. Alumni publications seek to inform members about new developments regarding their alma mater, keep them connected to former classmates, and raise funds for the university. Departmental publications act as a vehicle in which staff, faculty and students are informed about changes in policy, upcoming events and achievement recognition. Similarly, California State University (CSU) publications disseminate news to the staff, faculty and administration regarding noteworthy events for the entire CSU system.

    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 Student Publications Collection, MSS-2009-08-02, San José State University Special Collections & Archives.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The San José State University Archives Publications Collection, 1925-2009 (bulk 1960-1990), documents faculty, state and miscellaneous publications. Created by numerous entities and organizations over an 80-year time period, the collection consists of a variety of print formats including brochures, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets and photocopies. Topically, the collection includes SJSU alumni publications, library and departmental publications, academic and union publications, and radical underground publications.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into three series: Series I: Faculty & Campus Publications, 1925-2006; Series II: California State University (CSU) & State of California Publications, 1927-1999; and Series III: Miscellaneous Publications, 1969-2002.

    Indexing Terms

    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 -- History.
    San José State Normal School -- History.
    San José State Teachers College -- History.
    California State University, San José -- History.
    College publications -- California -- San José.
    Education -- Higher -- California -- San José.