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Guide to the San José State University and the San José Public Library System Joint Library Project Records
MSS-2009-08-05  
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Series I:  General Joint Library Files 1997-2005 (bulk 1998-2000)

Physical Description: 16 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The materials in this series document the planning and construction of the joint library, from conceptualization to the building's grand opening in August 2003. The series includes architectural specifications, correspondence, general files, meeting minutes, reports, and technology and network information.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically by date range.
Box 1

General Files, Legal Documents 1997

Box 2

Memos & Email Correspondence: C. James Schmidt's Office 1998-1999

Box 3

Architectural Bids: Construction & Building Design 1998-2000

Box 4

Opposition to Joint Library and Planning Files from David McNeil 1998-2000

Boxes 5-9

General Files 1998-2002

Boxes 10-11

General Files: SJPL Program Manager Sharon Russell 1998-2003

Box 12

General Files: SJSU Associate Dean Jo Bell Whitlatch 1998-2005

Box 13

Library Technology, CAT 5, Network 1999-2002

Box 14

Meeting Minutes, Agendas, General Files 2000-2003

Box 15

General Files, Operations & Planning 2002

Box 16

General Files, Consultants' Reports, Legal Documents 2002-2003

 

Series II:  Architectural Files 1994-2003 (bulk 1999)

Physical Description: 4 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The materials in this series document architectural plans concerning the joint library project. Included are concept drawings for the building, as well as items and materials suggested for use in the interior such as furniture and library stacks and shelving. Also included are photographs and consultant files on the joint library project.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically by date range.
Box 17

Architectural, Interior Design Files, Concept Files 1994

Box 18

Architectural, Interior Design Files 1998-1999

Boxes 19-20

Architectural, Interior Design Files, Advisory Files, AV Equipment 1999-2003

 

Series III:  Promotional Materials 1998-2003

Physical Description: 4 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series documents various types of materials used to promote the joint library project, including media coverage of the building's construction and grand opening. Several different formats are represented in the series, including newspaper clippings, photographs, t-shirt samples, and audiovisual materials.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically by date range.
Box 21

Articles, Newspapers 1998-2000

Box 22

Audiovisual Materials, Photographs 1998-2003

Box 23

Newspaper Clippings, Photographs 1998-2003

Box 24

Grand Opening Promotional Material 2003