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San José State University Associated Students Records
MSS.2009.08.01  
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  • Project Information
  • Organizational History
  • Related Material
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Title: San José State University Associated Students Records
    creator: San José State University
    source: San Jose State University, Special Collections & Archives
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2009.08.01
    Physical Description: 50 boxes (51.42 Linear feet)
    Date (inclusive): 1947-2007
    Abstract: The Associated Students Records, 1947-2007, document the activities of the university's student government organization. The records consist of meeting minutes, correspondence, budget materials, administrative files, election and campaign records, posters, and newspaper clippings.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is assigned to the San José State University Library 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 as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Lynn Sheehy. Finding aid EAD encoded by Mary Ellen Petrich. Reviewed by Danelle Moon, Erin Louthen,Stephanie Watson and Dakota Greenwich.

    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.

    Related Material

    San José State University Student Organization Records. SJSU University Archives Collection.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Associated Students Records, 1947-2007, document the activities of the university's student government organization. Spanning 50 boxes, the records consist of meeting minutes, correspondence, budget materials, election and campaign records and newspaper clippings.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into seven series: Series I. Budget and Finance Records, 1947-2007; Series II. Election and Campaign Records, 1965-2004; Series III. Student Governmen, 1948-2006; Series IV. Administrative Files, 1967-2006; and Series V. Artifacts; Series VI. Clippings, 1967-1998; Series VII. Posters, 1975-1988.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Student government -- California -- San José.
    California State University, San José -- History.
    San José State University -- History
    San José State Univeristy -- Associated Students
    San Jose State College -- History
    San José State University
    San Jose State University, Special Collections & Archives