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Guide to the San Jose State College Football Film Collection
MSS-2010-07-09  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Project Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Bibliography

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San Jose State College Football Film Collection
    Dates: 1968-1972
    Collection number: MSS-2010-07-09
    Creator: San Jose State College
    Collection Size: 12 boxes, 11.2 linear feet
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The San Jose State College Football Film Collection, 1968-1972 documents the games the San Jose Spartans played against rival universities in the intercollegiate bowls during the 1968-1972 seasons as well as scrimmages. The records consist of reel-to-reel film and DVDs. The DVDs are open to research, but the original reel-to-reel film is restricted. The collection is arranged into two series: Series I. Football DVDs, 1968-1972; and Series II Football Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1968-1972.
    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 DVDs are open to research, but the original reel-to-reel film is restricted.

    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

    The San Jose State College Football Film Collection, MSS-2010-07-09, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Lisa Zakharova. Finding aid EAD encoded by Lisa Zakharova. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.

    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 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 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

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Early accounts indicate that the San Jose State Normal School football program organized as early as 1893, with the first intercollegiate game taking place in 1895. The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) defeated the Normal School 18-0 in 1893, when male enrollment numbered about 40. In 1935, San Jose Normal School was renamed San Jose State College. By the 1930s and 1940s, the Spartans became a powerhouse, winning eight conference championships over an 18-year span. In addition, the San Jose State College team had just arrived in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. The team subsequently volunteered to assist the Honolulu Police Department maintain order on the island, as there was fear of an invasion by Japanese armed forces. The first bowl game was in 1947, when the team defeated Utah State 20-0 in the Raisin Bowl. The SJSU football team's most recent bowl game was in 2006, when they defeated the University of New Mexico at the New Mexico Bowl, 20-12. In 2004, SJSU installed the Jeff Garcia Hall of Champions near Spartan Stadium in San Jose. The Hall of Champions includes the memorabilia of SJSU Hall of Fame athletes and coaches such as Bill Walsh, the three-time Super Bowl winning coach for the San Francisco 49ers and former player and coach of the San Jose State College Spartans. SJSU celebrated its intercollegiate centennial in 1995, and is a Division I member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, participating in the Western Athletic Conference.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into two series: Series I. Football DVDs, 1968-1972; and Series II. Football Reel-to-Reel Film, 1968-1972.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    San Jose State University -- Football -- History
    San Jose State University-- History
    Education, Higher -- California -- San Jose
    Film -- Football

    Bibliography

    Guide to the San Jose State University Football Programs Collection San Jose State University Special Collections, 2009. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt3x0nf1kk/
    San Jose State University. About SJSU. http://www.sjsu.edu/about_sjsu/
    Walsh, James P. San Jose, California: San Jose State University, 2003. San Jose State University: An Interpretive History, 1950-2000. San Jose, California: San Jose State University, 2003.