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Guide to the San Jose State University Spartan Sports Collection
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Box 1

Series : I
Official Sports Programs and Manuals 1908-1987

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

The Spartan Sports collection consists of sports programs from the different sports departments at San José State University. The sport team programs featured in this collection include: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Judo, Rugby, Swimming, Tennis, and Track and Field. The collection also contains official handbooks, manuals and athletic rules for those sports. The majority of the collection consists of athletic rule books from 1908-1979.
The E.B DeGroot Official Athletic Almanacs contain rules, photographs, and official time records. Most books in the collection feature photographs of sports and sports teams. The collection also contains many National Collegiate Athletic Association publications. These guides are organized by sport type and contain lists of athletes in many colleges and universities as well as team records.


This series is arranged by document type.
books 1-5

Spalding's Athletic Library Rules of Competition, Constitution by-laws and Records Constituting the Official Handbook of the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Atheletes of America 1930-1940

Physical Description: 5 books
books 6-20

Spalding's Athletic Library Official Sports Rules Books 1930-1967

Physical Description: 5 books

Scope and Content Note

Includes rulebooks for the following sports: Basketball, Rugby, Swimming, Football and Track and Field.
book 21

USSR Ball Games 1968

Physical Description: 1 manual
Box 2

Series : II
Printed Matter 1948-2004

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

This series contains official print material from San Jose State newspapers such as Spartan News, as well as magazines and other original and photocopied newspaper and magazine articles about Spartan athletes. Of note is The First 80s Years- San Jose State Football, a retrospective look at the story of football at San Jose State University. The last two folders contain newspaper articles and newsletters published by the "Women of Sparta" which detail massive fund-rasing efforts including one million dollars for the Spartan Football Team.


Material is arranged by date.
Folders 1-6

San Jose State Sports- Press and Radio Information 1948-1956

Physical Description: 6 folders
Folders 7

The First 80 Years- San Jose State Football 1975

Physical Description: 1 magazine
Folders 8-9

Women's Athletics 1960-1970

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains original newspaper articles about San Jose State Athletes