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San José State University Office of the Vice President Records
MSS-2009-04-02  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Project Information
  • Organizational History
  • Executive Vice Presidents/Administration and Finance Vice Presidents
  • Academic Vice Presidents/Provosts
  • Student Affairs Vice Presidents
  • University Advancement Vice Presidents
  • Bibliography
  • Related Material
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San José State University Office of the Vice President Records
    Dates: 1953-1994
    Bulk Dates: 1961-1972
    Collection number: MSS-2009-04-02
    Creator: San José State University. Office of the Vice President
    Collection Size: 22 Paige boxes (27.5 linear feet)
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: 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).
    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, however, all materials in boxes 15, 20, and 22 are restricted.

    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 Office of the Vice President Records, MSS-2009-04-02, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Alicia Deadrick. Finding aid EAD encoded by Mary Ellen Petrich. 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.
    The Office of the Vice President reports directly to the President of the University. In the 1960s this office was known as the Office of the Executive Vice President, and had responsibility over the Director of Admissions and Records, Director of Public Relations, and the Executive Dean. The Academic Administration, composed of the Academic Vice President (AVP) and college deans, was responsible for policies, procedures, and programs related to the educational mission of the university. Today the Executive and the Academic branches consist of the following: President, Chief of Staff, Intercollegiate Athletics Director, Special Assistant to the President, and the Director of Sustainability; Academic Affairs--Provost and Vice President; Administrative and Finance Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Information Technology Vice President, Student Affairs Vice President, and University Advancement Vice President.

    Executive Vice Presidents/Administration and Finance Vice Presidents

    1953-1955 James C. DeVoss
    1955-1956 C. Grant Burton
    1956-1972 William J. Dusel
    1972-1978 Burton R. Brazil
    1978-1980 Gail Fullerton
    1980-1986 Jack W. Coleman
    1986-1992 J. Handel Evans
    1992-1994 Dean Batt
    1995-2006 Don W. Kassing
    2006-2009 Rose Lee

    Academic Vice Presidents/Provosts

    1967-1970 Hobert W. Burns
    1970-1972 Edward J. Harrington
    1972-1984 Hobert W. Burns
    1984-1986 John R. Brazil
    1986-1988 John B. Gruber
    1988-1994 Arlene N. Okerlund
    1995-1998 Vacant
    1998-2002 Linda L. Bain
    2002-2006 Marshall R. Goodman
    2006-2008 Carmen Sigler
    2009 Gerry Selter (interim)

    Student Affairs Vice Presidents

    1995-1998 Dean Batt
    1998-2006 Monica F. Rascoe
    2006-2009 Veril Phillips

    University Advancement Vice Presidents

    1998-2004 Janet C. Redding
    2004-2006 Robert Ashton
    2006-2009 Fred Najjar

    Bibliography

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

    Related Material

    San José State University Office of the President, John T. Wahlquist Records. MSS-2009-04-04. San José State University Special Collections & Archives. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt896nf61b/ 
    San José State University Office of the President, Robert D. Clark Records. MSS-2009-07-02. San José State University Special Collections & Archives. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt638nf351/ 
    San José State University Office of the President, Hobert W. Burns Records. MSS-2009-06-02. San José State University Special Collections & Archives. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt8h4nf4jf/ 
    San José State University Office of the President, John H. Bunzel Records. MSS-2009-06-01. San José State University Special Collections & Archives. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt6x0nf447/ 

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into one series: Series I: Administrative Records, 1953-1994 (bulk 1961-1972).

    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 University. Office of the Vice President -- History
    San José State University. Office of the Vice President -- Records and correspondence
    California State University, San José -- History
    San José State University -- History
    San José State College -- History
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- California -- San José
    Minorities -- Education (Higher) -- California -- San José
    Education, Higher -- California -- San José