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Guide to the San José State University Scrapbook Collection
MSS-2010-03-04  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing History
  • Project Information
  • Organizational History
  • Bibliography
  • Related Material
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San José State University Scrapbook Collection
    Dates: 1884-1999
    Bulk Dates: 1931-1971
    Collection number: MSS-2010-03-04
    Creator: San José State University
    Collection Size: 78 Boxes (89.42 Linear Feet)
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The San José State University Scrapbook Collection 1884-1999 (bulk 1931-1971) consists of over two hundred scrapbooks documenting one hundred and fifteen years of the university's history. Created by entities such as the Spartan Marching Band, the Foreign Students Club, and Greek letter organizations, the scrapbooks are comprised primarily of newspaper clippings, photographs and ephemeral items chronicling campus athletics, clubs and organizations, academic programs and departments, events and celebrations, and general activities of the student body. This collection is arranged into seven series: Series I. Clubs & Organizations, 1884-1975 (bulk 1953-1974); Series II. Diamond Jubilee Celebration, 1937; Series III. Executive Dean's Office, 1954-1971; Series IV. General University History, 1928-1999; Series V. Library, 1934-1966; Series VI. Sports, 1933-1939, 1981-1999; and Series VII. Summer Session, 1931-1939, 1949-1967.
    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

    The 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

    San José State University Scrapbook Collection, MSS-2010-03-04, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing History

    Collection processed by Robert Donahue. Finding aid EAD encoded by Robert Donahue. Reviewed by Danelle Moon and Erin Louthen.

    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.

    Bibliography

    Gilbert, Benjamin F., and Burdick, Charles. Washington Square, 1857-1979: The History of San José State University. San José, California: San José State University, 1980.
    San José State University. About SJSU. http://www.sjsu.edu/about_sjsu/ 
    Walsh, James P. San José State University: An Interpretive History, 1950-2000. San José, California: San José State University, 2003.

    Related Material

    San José State University Campus Events Collection, MSS-2010-02-04, San José State University Special Collections & Archives.
    San José State University Student Organization Records, MSS-2009-03-09, San José State University Special Collections & Archives.
    San José State University Public Relations and Publications Records, MSS-2009-03-11, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.
    San José State University Office of University Relations Records, MSS-2009-03-06, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The San José State University Scrapbook Collection 1884-1999 (bulk 1931-1971) consists of over two hundred scrapbooks documenting one hundred and fifteen years of the university's history. Created by entities such as the Spartan Marching Band, the Foreign Students Club, and Greek letter organizations, the scrapbooks are comprised primarily of newspaper clippings, photographs and ephemeral items chronicling campus athletics, clubs and organizations, academic programs and departments, events and celebrations, and general activities of the student body.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into seven series: Series I. Clubs & Organizations, 1884-1975 (bulk 1953-1974); Series II. Diamond Jubilee Celebration, 1937; Series III. Executive Dean's Office, 1954-1971; Series IV. General University History, 1928-1999; Series V. Library, 1934-1966; Series VI. Sports, 1933-1939, 1981-1999; and Series VII. Summer Session, 1931-1939, 1949-1967.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    San José State Normal School -- History
    San José State Teachers College -- History
    San Jose State College -- History
    California State University, San José -- History
    San José State University -- History
    San José State University -- Anniversaries, ect.
    San José State University -- Students
    San José State University -- Sports -- History
    Greek letter societies -- California -- San Jose
    Students -- Social life and customs
    Students -- Societies
    Education, Higher -- California -- San José