Overview of the Collection
Scope and Contents
Overview of the Collection
Collection Title: University Archives Photograph Collection
San Diego State University
Physical Description: 41.00 linear ft
Language of Materials:
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
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This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
San Diego State University -- History -- Sources
San Diego State University -- Pictorial works
Genre/Form of Material:
Conditions Governing Use:
The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature
of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.
Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish
must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including
but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Conditions Governing Access:
This collection is open for research.
Identification of item, folder title, box number, University Archives Photograph Collection, Special Collections and University
Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Scope and Contents
This collection, created by Special Collections and University Archives staff, consists of photographs from various campus
departments and offices, as well as from university alumni, which document San Diego State University history. The collection
includes photographs, negatives, and slides. It is broken into six series:
Glass Plate Negatives and Lantern Slides,
Faculty Photographs and Negatives,
Slide Binders, and
Negatives and Contact Sheet Binders.
Pre-1931 Photographs series consists of photos taken of and around the San Diego Normal School, a training facility for elementary school teachers,
originally located on Park Boulevard. The series includes photo documentation of many aspects of the San Diego Normal School,
including the buildings and campus, faculty, student activities, and athletics, among others. The series is filed alphabetically
Post-1931 Photographs consists of photos taken after the school moved to it's current location on Montezuma Mesa in 1931. The series documents
student activities, the physical campus, alumni activities, special events, athletics, and many other events and topics having
to do with SDSU's history. The series is filed alphabetically by file heading, and contains file heading abbreviations as
follows: ACS--Activities, Student, ACU--Activities, University, AE--Aerial Views, AL--Alumni, AWD--Awards/Presentations, BU--Buildings,
CA--Campus Area, CAM--Campus Scenes, CAT--Course Catalog Photographs, CL--Classroom Scenes, COM--Commencement, CON--Construction,
CSA--Campus Satellites, DE--Departments/Offices, F/S--Faculty/Staff, PER--Personnel, SO--Student Organizations, SP--Sports,
Glass Plate Negatives and Lantern Slides consist of a group of thirteen glass plate negatives showing images of the campus laboratory school, as well as numerous
glass lantern slides prepared by students for the California Pacific International Exposition at Balboa Park in 1935. They
are filed by item number.
Faculty Photographs and Negatives series consists of headshots taken of various faculty members between 1958 and 1992. The series is filed alphabetically
by faculty member's last name.
Slide Binders, Negatives and Contact Sheets consists of images occasionally duplicated in earlier series, and document school activities, the physical environment, athletics,
faculty, and other special events. They are organized topically.
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