Guide to the San José State University Faculty Papers and Publications Collection MSS.2010.05.02 MSS.2010.05.02

Jeannette Eaton. Revised by Grace Song (2016).
Finding aid funded by the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
SJSU Special Collections & Archives
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San José, CA 95192-0028
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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Title: San José State University Faculty Papers and Publications Collection
creator: San José State University. Faculty
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2010.05.02
Physical Description: 4 boxes 4.5 linear feet
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1940-1990
Date (inclusive): 1907-1990
Abstract: The San José State University Faculty Papers and Publications Collection, 1907-1990 consists of various academic publications including scholarly journals written by faculty members over an eighty year span. The collection consists of academic reviews and articles, newspaper clippings, and book listings with an emphasis on faculty publications. In addition, the collection includes faculty biographies, photographs, and program brochures.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been 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. Copyright restrictions also 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 Faculty Papers and Publications Collection, 2010-05-02, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jeannette Eaton. Finding aid EAD encoded by Jeannette Eaton. Reviewed by Danelle Moon (2010). Accruals were added to the collection in 2016 by Grace Song.

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 Jose State University, offering more than 134 bachelors and master's degrees with 110 concentrations, and is recognized as one of the top public universities granting such degrees in the West.

Related Materials

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Scope and Contents

The San José State University Faculty Papers and Publications Collection, 1907-1990, consists of various news clippings and miscellaneous papers of and about SJSU faculty. Also included are faculty members' academic publications including scholarly journal articles. The collection contains academic reviews and articles, newspaper clippings from the Spartan Daily and the San Jose Mercury News, and book listings with an emphasis on faculty publications. In addition, the collection includes biographical information on faculty, photographs, copies of the annual President's Scholars Address from 1974 to 1984, miscellaneous files on the city of San Jose, and program pamphlets. This collection is arranged into two series: Series I. Clippings and Correspondence of San Jose State University Faculty; and Series II. Faculty Publications.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into two series: Series I. Clippings and Correspondence of San José State University Faculty; and Series II. Faculty Publications.

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

San José State University -- Faculty
San José State University -- History
San José State University -- Faculty -- Biography
San José State University -- Faculty -- Publications
San José State University. Faculty

 

Series I: Clippings and Correspondence of San José State University Faculty 1965-1990

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists mostly of clippings: Box 1 contains clippings from the Spartan Daily that feature pictures of faculty. Box 2 contains more clippings from other publications and other miscellaneous papers related to faculty members. In these files, there are copies of The Annual President's Scholar's Address, starting from its inception in 1974 which was delivered by Arturo B. Fallico, Professor of Philosophy through the 1984 address delivered by Dr. Robert A. Hicks, Professor of Psychology. The President's Annual Scholar's Address, which became obsolete after 1984, honored members of faculty with high distinction through its recognition of prominent scholarly inquiry and activity, and who contributed to the intellectual and cultural tradition of San José State University. Some memorial service programs of faculty members are also included, as well as photographs, correspondence, and articles about faculty.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by last name.
 

Series II: Faculty Publications 1907-1990

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of faculty publications in various academic departments, most of which were written by faculty for academic publications. Formats include scholarly articles, newsletters, book reviews, newspaper articles, and more. This series provides a snapshot of faculty scholarship and the changes in discipline based on pedagogy in a variety of fields. Some professors included are: Earl W. Atkinson, Heber A. Sotzin, Edgar Anderson, Frederick Scott, Paul Douglass, and many more.

Arrangement

This series is arranged into two parts: the first part consists of faculty publications that are arranged alphabetically by last name. The second part consists of faculty publications that were taken from vertical files. The vertical file call numbers range from PSJ 020 to PSJ 900.