Guide to the San Jose State University Spartan Sports Collection

Lisa Zakharova
SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

San José State University

One Washington Square

San José, CA 95192-0028

Phone: (408) 808-2062

Fax: (408) 808-2063

Email: special.collections@sjsu.edu

URL: http://library.sjsu.edu/sjsu-special-collections/sjsu-special-collections-and-archives
© 2010
Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the San Jose State University Spartan Sports Collection

Collection number: MSS-2010-08-08



SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

San José State University

One Washington Square

San José, CA 95192-0028

Phone: (408) 808-2062

Fax: (408) 808-2063

Email: special.collections@sjsu.edu

URL: http://library.sjsu.edu/sjsu-special-collections/sjsu-special-collections-and-archives


Finding aid funded by the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Collection processed by Lisa Zakharova. Finding aid EAD encoded by Lisa Zakharova. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.
© 2010 Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: The San Jose State University Spartan Sports Collection
Dates: 1908-2004
Collection number: MSS-2010-08-08
Creator: San Jose State College
Collection Size: 2 boxes, 2.5 linear feet
Repository: San José State University Library.
San José, California 95192-0028
Abstract: The Spartan Sports collection consists of sports programs from the different sports departments at San José State University and various sports related guide books. The sports team programs featured in the collection include the following: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Judo, Rugby, Swimming, Tennis, and Track & Field. The collection also contains official handbooks, manuals and athletic rules for these sports. The bulk of the collection consists of athletic rule books from different time periods such as the E.B. DeGroot Official Athletic Almanacs which 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 collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Official Sports Programs and Manuals 1908-1987, Series II: Printed Matter 1949-2004.
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

Collection is open for research.

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 Spartan Sports Collection, MSS-2010-08-08, 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.

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.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Spartan Sports collection consists of sports programs from the different sports departments at San José State University. The sport team programs featured in the collection include the following: 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. Books are organized by sport type and contain lists of athletes in many colleges and universities as well as team records.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Official Sports Programs and Manuals 1908-1987, Series II: Printed Matter 1948-2004.

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 -- History
Education, Higher -- California -- San Jose
Sports--Rules and Regulations
Sports Records

Related Material

The San José State University Football Programs Collection MSS-2009-08-04, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.
The Pete Zidnak Collection of San Jose State University Sports History MSS-2009-11-04, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

Bibliography

San Jose State University. About SJSU. http://www.sjsu.edu/about_sjsu/

Collection Contents

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.

Arrangement

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.

Arrangement

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