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Guide to the San José State College Presidential Office Administrative Records
MSS-2009-04-01  
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Series I:  General Files 1899-1970 (bulk 1950-1970)

Physical Description: 27 Boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains budget reports, committee records, and administrative files. Also included are records chronicling the controversial decision to join an athletic conference in 1957; records of discrimination involving Greek societies, housing facilities, and hiring practices at San José State College; as well as the case of St. John Dixon. Dixon was one of three students expelled from Alabama State University after participating in a sit-in at a white lunch counter. He applied for admission to San José State and was initially denied. President Wahquist (1952-1964) and advocates for Dixon later intervened and he was admitted to San José State College.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically by date range.
Boxes 1-13

Administrative Files & Correspondence 1899-1966

Box 14

Correspondence, Athletics Controversy 1933-1958

Boxes 15-25

General Files 1948-1970

Box 26

General Files, Interracial Prejudice Report 1950-1961

Box 27

General Files, St. John Dixon Case, and Discrimination in National Fraternities and Housing 1952-1960

 

Series II:  Statistical Reports 1915-1935

Physical Description: 2 Boxes

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This series contains statistics worksheets for annual reports presented to Presidents Dailey (1900-1918), Wilson (1919-1920), Kemp (1920-1923), Heron (1923), Snyder (1923-1925) and Minssen (1925-1927) during their tenure as president. This information includes student statistics such as enrollment numbers, statistics by gender, by semester, and other categories.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically by date range.
Boxes 28-29

Statistics Worksheets for President's Annual Reports 1915-1927