Guide to the San José State University Reports Collection

SJSU Library Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0028
Phone: (408) 808-2062
Fax: (408) 808-2063
Email: special.collections@sjsu.edu
URL: http://library.sjsu.edu/sjsu-special-collections/sjsu-special-collections-and-archives
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Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the San José State University Reports Collection

Collection number: MSS-2010-06-01



SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

San José State University

One Washington Square

San José, CA 95192-0028

Phone: (408) 808-2062

Fax: (408) 808-2063

Email: special.collections@sjsu.edu

URL: http://library.sjsu.edu/sjsu-special-collections/sjsu-special-collections-and-archives


Finding aid funded by the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Processed by:
R. Schuyler Selden
Date Completed:
2010
Encoded by:
Robert Donahue
© 2010 Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: San José State University Reports Collection
Dates: 1919-1997
Bulk Dates: 1950-1980
Collection number: MSS-2010-06-01
Creator: San José State University
Collection Size: 8 boxes, 7.42 linear feet
Repository: San José State University. Library.
San José, California 95192-0028
Abstract: The San José State University Reports Collection, 1919-1997 (bulk 1950-1980), consists of reports published by or about San José State University. The collection includes annual reports produced by various SJSU departments, accreditation reports, and reports about the California State College system. This collection is arranged into one series: Series I. San José State University Reports, 1919-1997 (bulk 1950-1980).
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 Jose 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 Reports Collection, MSS-2010-06-01, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

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.

Processing Information

Collection processed by R. Schuyler Selden. Finding aid EAD encoded by Robert Donahue. Reviewed by Danelle Moon and 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.

Scope and Content of Collection

The San José State University Reports Collection, 1919-1997 (bulk 1950-1980), consists of reports published by or about San José State University. The collection includes annual reports produced by various SJSU departments, accreditation reports, and reports about the California State College system.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into one series: Series I. San José State University Reports, 1919-1997 (bulk 1950-1980).

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 -- History
San Jose State College -- History
California State University, San Jose -- History
Education -- Higher -- California --San José
California State Colleges


Collection Contents

 

Series I:  San José State University Reports 1919-1997 (bulk 1950-1980)

Physical Description: 8 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains reports published by or about San José State University, including accreditation reports, re-accreditation reports, California State College reports, academic planning reports, presidential reports, and annual reports for the school, as well as for individual departments.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically by subject.
Box 1

San José State University Accreditation Reports 1943-1978

Box 2

San José State University Reaccreditation Reports 1946-1994

Box 3

California State College Reports 1960-1986

Box 4

Presidential Reports, Academic Planning Reports, SJSU Annual Reports 1937-1997

Boxes 5-6

San José State University Reports 1945-1970

Box 7

San José State University Departmental Reports 1945-1970

Box 8

Statement of Expenditures Reports 1919-1950