The SJSU Office of the Vice President Records, 1953-1994 (bulk 1961-1972) consist of administrative files, admissions issues,
committee meeting notes, correspondence, departmental evaluations, informational pamphlets, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings,
and photographs. The bulk of these records document the impact of the civil rights movement and the anti-war protests on
campus life in the 1960s and 1970s. Of note, the records document the administration's response to race relations and anti-war
protests and include research materials related to the campus from other local and national colleges. This collection is arranged
into one series: Series I: Administrative Records, 1953-1994 (bulk 1961-1972).
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.
22 Paige boxes
(27.5 linear feet)
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.
The collection is open for research, however, all materials in boxes 15, 20, and 22 are restricted.