Guide to the San José State University Archives Publications 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
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Email: special.collections@sjsu.edu
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Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the San José State University Archives Publications Collection

Collection number: MSS-2010-01-01



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:
Alicia Deadrick and Jane Gilvin
Date Completed:
2010
Encoded by:
Silke Higgins
© 2010 Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: San José State University Archives Publications Collection
Dates: 1925-2009
Bulk Dates: 1960-1990
Collection number: MSS-2010-01-01
Creator: San José State University
Collection Size: 67 boxes, 44.04 linear feet
Repository: San José State University. Library.
San José, California 95192-0028
Abstract: The San José State University Archives Publications Collection, 1925-2009 (bulk 1960-1990), documents faculty, state and miscellaneous publications. Created by numerous entities and organizations over an 80-year time period, the collection consists of a variety of print formats including brochures, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets and photocopies. Topically, the collection includes SJSU alumni publications, library and departmental publications, academic and union publications, and radical underground publications. This collection is arranged into three series: Series I: Faculty & Campus Publications, 1925-2005; Series II: California State University (CSU) & State of California Publications, 1927-1999; and Series III: Miscellaneous Publications, 1969-2002.
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 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 Archives Publications Collection, MSS-2010-01-01, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Alicia Deadrick and Jane Gilvin. Finding aid EAD encoded by Silke Higgins. 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.
Academic, alumni, departmental and CSU publications all serve important functions at San José State University. Academic publications, whether created by unions or national professional organizations, provide members with updates about important political and social events which may affect job status and wages. Alumni publications seek to inform members about new developments regarding their alma mater, keep them connected to former classmates, and raise funds for the university. Departmental publications act as a vehicle in which staff, faculty and students are informed about changes in policy, upcoming events and achievement recognition. Similarly, California State University (CSU) publications disseminate news to the staff, faculty and administration regarding noteworthy events for the entire CSU system.

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.

Related Material

San José State University Student Publications Collection, MSS-2009-08-02, San José State University Special Collections & Archives.

Scope and Content of Collection

The San José State University Archives Publications Collection, 1925-2009 (bulk 1960-1990), documents faculty, state and miscellaneous publications. Created by numerous entities and organizations over an 80-year time period, the collection consists of a variety of print formats including brochures, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets and photocopies. Topically, the collection includes SJSU alumni publications, library and departmental publications, academic and union publications, and radical underground publications.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series: Series I: Faculty & Campus Publications, 1925-2006; Series II: California State University (CSU) & State of California Publications, 1927-1999; and Series III: Miscellaneous Publications, 1969-2002.

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 José State Normal School -- History.
San José State Teachers College -- History.
California State University, San José -- History.
College publications -- California -- San José.
Education -- Higher -- California -- San José.


Collection Contents

 

Series I:  Faculty and Campus Publications 1925-2009

Physical Description: 42 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The materials in this series document faculty and campus publications produced by various entities and organizations at San José State University, including the Alumni Office, Public Relations Office, and a number of academic departments such as English and History. The publications include a wide variety of topics, such as departmental events, campus announcements and events, and alumni news and information.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by title, and then chronologically within each folder.
Box: 1

Academic Senate News - Alumni Review

Description of Publications

Academic Senate News, Academic Senate, October 1988 - May 1989, 6 issues
Academic Senate News was published with the goal of building a greater sense of community, as well as keeping members of the university aware of decisions that were made regarding academic procedures and policies.
Acumen, Campus Bookstore, August 2004, 1 issue
Acumen was an informational faculty newsletter aimed at addressing student and faculty concerns regarding the price of textbooks in the campus bookstore. Several graphs and tables are included as comprehension aids.
Alumni Bulletin, Alumni Association, January 1925 - November 1950, 28 issues
Alumni Bulletin was a publication produced in magazine format and disseminated to San José State Teacher's College alumni in order to inform them of campus changes, events, news, obituaries, and student body activities.
Alumni Review, Alumni Office, February 1951 - November 1955, 37 issues
Alumni Review was a publication produced in magazine format and disseminated to SJSU alumni to inform them of sporting activities, campus events, and changes in administration. Of note is a section entitled "Department Head Edition," which profiles individual SJSU alumni.
Boxes: 2-3

BackStage - The Beethoven Journal

Description of Publications

BackStage, Drama Department, Fall 1974, 3 issues
BackStage was a flyer created by the Drama Department to inform students of upcoming auditions, course offerings, staff and faculty hours, and general announcements.
The Beethoven Journal, The Beethoven Center, 1986-2002, 45 issues
The Beethoven Journal was a publication produced in magazine format and disseminated to Beethoven Center members to inform them of news and current studies in the field of Beethoven research, as well as his influence upon world culture.
Box: 4

Better Days - The Bulletin Board

Description of Publications

Better Days, Office of Veteran Affairs, November & December 1975, 2 issues
Better Days was a newsletter for students with military veteran status. Articles addressed legal, financial and health issues of regional and national importance to veterans.
Books & Bytes, SJSU Library, Spring 2001 - Winter 2003, 8 issues
Books & Bytes was a quarterly newsletter for library faculty. Of note is the fact that the time period of this publication covers the transition from the Robert C. Clark Library to the joint venture between the City of San José and SJSU, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.
Bulletin Board, Community Relations Office, 1971-1986, 200 issues
The Bulletin Board was a weekly publication covering campus events, and included sports, culture and campus meetings.
Box: 5

Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

Description of Publications

Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, SJSU English Department, 1 issue
The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest began in 1983 when Professor of English Scott Rice solicited entries for the worst opening sentence written for a fictional novel. The contest was named for 19th century novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton and continues to garner international press every year.
Boxes: 6-7

The Call Number

Description of Publications

The Call Number, San José State University Library, March 1978-1982, 127 issues
The Call Number was a monthly newsletter created for the SJSU library, and was written by library faculty. Articles covered practical matters within the library, as well as first-person narratives of staff members' travel adventures, and also featured hand-drawn illustrations.
Boxes: 8-11

Campus Digest

Description of Publications

Campus Digest, Public Relations Office, 1952-1983, 124 issues
Campus Digest was a weekly bulletin created for faculty and staff that included a calendar of events, as well as announcements and news on significant events such as new appointments and travel.
Box: 12

Campus Digest - Campus Gram

Description of Publications

Campus Digest, Public Relations Office, 1952-1983, 124 issues
See boxes 8-11.
Campus Gram, University Relations Office, 1976-1978, 5 issues
San José State's University Relations Department published the Campus Gram as a news bulletin for faculty and staff.
Box: 13

Career Courier - College Connections

Description of Publications

Career Courier, Career Planning and Placement Center, 1982-1985, 4 issues
Career Courier was published once a semester to inform students about career planning events on campus, as well as to encourage them to use the services offered at the Career Planning and Placement Center.
The Carson, History Department, Fall 1999, 2 issues
The Carson was partially funded by a non-university group, the Institute for Development of Environmental Awareness in Soquel, California. The publication was an Environmental History research journal, and was edited by History Department lecturer Dr. Benjamin Kline.
Choices, San José State University Continuing Education, Summer 2000, 1 issue
Choices was a publication focusing on the ways in which membership in the SJSU Alumni Association helped students access continuing education opportunities after graduation. Members received a 10% discount on classes.
Clarquist Chronicle, San José State University Library, 1989-1990, 6 issues
Another SJSU library newsletter, Clarquist Chronicle was created the spring of 1989 and featured news and anecdotes about the library and library staff.
College Connections, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Spring 2001, 1 issue
College Connections was a newsletter created for the College of Applied Sciences & Arts faculty, staff and students. Of note is a column featuring introductions to new faculty.
Box: 14

Curriculum Reporter and Curriculum Reporter Supplement

Description of Publications

Curriculum Reporter and Curriculum Reporter Supplement, Office of the Dean of the College, 1961-1970, 47 issues
The Curriculum Reporter covered news regarding changes to SJSU's curriculum, such as additions or revisions to the requirements for Master's programs. The Curriculum Reporter Supplement consisted of a series of leaflets with articles dealing with different aspects of collegiate teaching.
Box: 15

English Department Newsletter - Health Corner

Description of Publications

English Department Newsletter, San José State University English Department, 1973-1978, 16 issues
The English Department Newsletter published information for students regarding literary contests, opportunities to publish and special classes being offered by the department.
Equal Opportunity Newsletter, Office of Equal Opportunity, Fall 1995, 2 issues
Equal Opportunity Newsletter was published once a semester. The first issue discusses affirmative action and how such legislation affected the SJSU campus.
For Your Health's Sake, Student Health Service, 1991-1993, 4 issues
For Your Health's Sake was a monthly newsletter that addressed issues such as smoking and sexual health, as well as informing students about services offered at the Student Health Center.
The Grapevine, San José State College Library, 1967-1969, 16 issues
The Grapevine was a library newsletter featuring brief descriptions of library events, announcements, recent acquisitions, and new staff members. Note: Several issues of this publication are very faded due to its mimeograph format.
Health Corner, Student Health Services, 1978-1988, 136 issues
Health Corner was the apparent forerunner to For Your Health's Sake. The newsletter featured articles about student health issues, as well as informing students about services offered at the Student Health Center.
Box: 16

Human Resources Update - Laurels

Description of Publications

Human Resources Update, Human Resources Service Group, Fall 2004, 1 issue
Human Resources Update was a newsletter published to inform faculty and staff about changes in human resources policies.
Impetus, Public Relations Office, 1965-1966, 1 issue
Impetus offers a brief chronicle of the history of the campus, cultural and sporting events, student life and new buildings on the SJSU campus.
Interworld News, International Center, 1982-1997, 19 issues
Interworld News was a monthly newsletter featuring events, students and alumni of the International Center.
Kay's Kaleidoscope, San José State University Library Office, 1976-1978, 70 issues
Kay's Kaleidoscope was a library newsletter created in September 1976 featuring new staff assignments, news items and announcements.
Laurels, School of Humanities and the Arts, Fall 1990, 3 issues
Laurels was created to "highlight activities of the faculty and students of the School of Humanities and the Arts." The articles give a brief description of noteworthy events and accomplishments related to faculty and staff.
Box: 17

Learn & Serve SJSU - Multicultural Forum

Description of Publications

Learn & Serve SJSU, Center for Service Learning, 2002, 2 issues
Learn & Serve SJSU was created to provide a resource to students, faculty, staff and community partners around community-based education. The first issue served as an introduction to the office, staff and director of the Center for Service Learning.
Library Tracings, Library Staff Association, 1960-1966, 17 issues
Library Tracings began as a way to foster communication between the SJSU Library Staff Association Council and its members. In addition to association news, columns included library staff's travel plans and personal stories, such as the birth of a new child.
Mosaic Bi-Monthly, Mosaic: San José State University's Multicultural Center, 2001-2002, 3 issues
Mosaic is the name of SJSU's multicultural center, which is located in the Student Union. The bi-monthly publication of the same name advertises the center's student resources and campus events. The earliest issue features a brief report regarding the reaction on the SJSU campus to the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001.
Multicultural Forum, College of Humanities and the Arts Educational Equity Committee, 1993-2003, 3 issues
Multicultural Forum featured a faculty profile each issue, as well as discussions of current coursework and study. Other articles included book reviews and a case study of an African student adjusting to SJSU campus life and American culture.
Box: 18

New Student Week

Description of Publications

New Student Week, Office of Student Activities and Services, 1959-1971, 15 issues
New Student Week was a publication that described scheduled events during New Student Week, including mandatory and optional activities.
Box: 19

On Campus - One Washington Square

Description of Publications

On Campus, Office of Public Affairs, 1991-2003, 166 issues
On Campus was intended to serve as a newsletter to faculty and staff after the publication University Digest shifted from a faculty and staff newsletter to an alumni-focused newsletter. The publication featured articles on educational issues, notable news items and a calendar of events.
One Washington Square, Alumni Association, 1987, 1 issue
One Washington Square was created for SJSU alumni. This single issue features the annual report for the alumni association.
Box: 20

Ratline

Description of Publications

Ratline, Early Sixties San José State Friends of the Rats Nest, Lions Den, Surfrider, and South 11th Street, 1994-2003, 2006; 14 issues
Ratline was a publication written by and for a group of alumni from the early 1960s. It is unclear whether the featured alumni were members of a fraternity, sorority or particular campus organization.
Box: 21

Research Bulletin

Description of Publications

Research Bulletin, Office of Sponsored Programs, 1973-1982, 82 issues
Research Bulletin was a publication created to notify faculty about grants awarded by either the university or outside funding institutions and organizations. The publication also featured a list of possible grants and grantors.
Box: 22

Research News - San José State College Reports

Description of Publications

Research News, Office of Sponsored Programs, 1989-1990, 2 issues
Research News differed from the Research Bulletin in that it featured only information about grant opportunities and the application process.
Research Opportunities, Office of Sponsored Programs, 1982, 1 issue
Research Opportunities was similar to Research News, informing faculty about available grants and information about how best to apply.
San José State College News, Public Relations Office, 1966-1971, 94 issues
San José State College News included articles about events and people on campus. Of note is the November 27, 1968 issue, which features a statement by President Robert D. Clark regarding police on campus.
San José State College Reports, Public Relations Office, 1970-1971, 5 issues
San José State College Reports featured articles on teaching, research and service. The publication was mailed free to any resident of California who requested it from the Public Relations Office.
Box: 23

San José State University Contributors to Excellence

Description of Publications

San José State University Contributors to Excellence, Office of the President, 1988-2001, 13 issues
San José State University Contributors to Excellence was a publication dedicated to recognizing private donors as well as soliciting new donations.
Box: 24

San José State University Digest

Description of Publications

San José State University Digest, Office of Public Affairs, 1984-1994, 39 issues
San José State University Digest transitioned from a faculty and staff newsletter to an alumni-focused newsletter in the 1990s. The publication featured news about the university, with topics ranging from SJSU history to upcoming events.
Box: 25

San José State University Express - School of Education Newsletter

Description of Publications

San José State University Express, San José State University, 1986-1987, 4 issues
San José State University Express was aimed at students in 8th-12th grade considering attending SJSU or another CSU campus. The publication combined information about deadlines and requirements, as well as reasons to consider SJSU as the student's school of choice.
San José State University International News, International and Extended Studies, Fall 2004, 1 issue
San José State University International News reported on opportunities for students for International and Extended Studies. Featured programs included South America and Asia.
San José State University Library Newsletter, San José State Library Staff Association, 1975, 4 issues
San José State University Library Newsletter communicated library news, transfers, staff departures and had a column on gardening.
San José State University President's Report, San José State University, 1998-2000, 5 issues
San José State University President's Report included financial information for the past fiscal year, as well as recent SJSU achievements in areas such as sports, academics and facilities.
SJSU Foundation Update, San José State University Foundation, 1999-2002, 5 issues
SJSU Foundation Update provided information about Foundation activities and noteworthy events. Included is a report on the SJSU and NASA partnership announced in November 2001.
Science News, Division of Sciences and Applied Arts, 1966-1970, 23 issues
Science News was created as a resource for the San Francisco Bay area regarding information about science-related activities on the SJSU campus.
School of Education News, School of Education, 1983-1988, 19 issues
School of Education News featured announcements and news about the department, including topics such as faculty changes and outstanding student recognition.
School of Education Newsletter, School of Education, 1963-1973, 29 issues
The first issue of the School of Education Newsletter coincided with the opening of the new Education Building on the SJSU campus. The publication featured news and announcements about the department. Of note is an article from the Spring 1964 issue, which discusses closed-circuit television in campus classrooms.
Box: 26

School of Humanities and the Arts Events - SJSU Spectrum

Description of Publications

School of Humanities and the Arts Events, School of Humanities and the Arts, 1982-1986, 60 issues
School of Humanities and the Arts Events featured information and news about the department, including performances, auditions, lectures and exhibits, as well as a general calendar of events.
SJSU Spectrum, Division of Academic Affairs, 2001-2004, 6 issues
SJSU Spectrum was "an independent newspaper for staff and faculty." The publication covered topics such as local restaurants near campus and deteriorating writing skills among SJSU students.
Box: 27

Sparta News

Description of Publications

Sparta News, Alumni Association, 1963-1968, 20 issues
Sparta News was created in April 1963 to inform alumni about newsworthy items and events, as well as to solicit support for the growing SJSU student population. The first two issues cover the debate regarding the renovation or demolition of historic Tower Hall on campus. Due in large part to the outcry from alumni, Tower Hall was eventually spared the wrecking ball and renovation was completed.
Boxes: 28-29

The Spartan

Description of Publications

The Spartan, Alumni Association, 1961-1985, 163 issues and 2 bound editions
The Spartan was another alumni publication and was more comprehensive in scope than Sparta News. Of note is the Fall 1972 issue, which features an article about plans for an 18-story library.
Box: 30

Spartan Bulletin Alumni Association

Description of Publications

Spartan Bulletin Alumni Association, 1958-1961, 65 issues
Spartan Bulletin Alumni Association was also created to inform alumni about newsworthy items and events, as well as to solicit support for the growing SJSU student population.
Box: 31

Spartan Foundation Newsletter - Spartan Notes

Description of Publications

Spartan Foundation Newsletter, Spartan Foundation, 1987-1990, 26 issues
Spartan Foundation Newsletter was created to inform its members about SJSU and Foundation news and events.
Spartan History, Department of History, 1995-1997, 2 issues
Spartan History was the newsletter of the History Associates, a history department alumni organization. The publication was created to inform alumni about current events in the department, to profile individual alumni members, and to solicit financial support.
Spartans' Journal, San José State University Men's Athletic Department, 1982-1986, 20 issues
Spartans' Journal featured articles about current events in the Men's Athletic Department. The journal was published weekly during the football season, biweekly during the off-season and monthly during the summer. It was free to Spartan Foundation members.
Spartan Notes, Relations with Schools and Colleges, 1981-1982, 7 issues
Spartan Notes featured articles highlighting programs and classes offered at SJSU. Although the publication appears to be aimed at high school students considering attending college, it would also have been helpful to current students.
Box: 32

Spartan Quarterly

Description of Publications

Spartan Quarterly, Alumni Association, 1977-1979, 17 issues
Spartan Quarterly featured news about alumni, current and former professors, and also included a calendar of events.
Box: 33

Spartan Review - Spartan Sports Quarterly

Description of Publications

Spartan Review, Alumni Association, 1952-1960, 37 issues and 1 bound edition
Spartan Review was a monthly publication featuring information about faculty accomplishments, campus history and alumni news.
Spartan Sportslite, San José State Athletic Department, October 1972 - July 1973, 9 issues
Spartan Sportslite featured announcements and news about the Athletics Department. The first two issues include articles about a ballot measure proposed to Santa Clara County voters regarding the construction of a county sports arena.
Spartan Sports Quarterly, San José State Athletics, Fall 1978, 1 issue
Spartan Sports Quarterly was the official sports newsletter of SJSU's Athletics Department for both women and men. The publication was available to paid members of the Spartan Foundation, who provided financial aid for student-athletes.
Box: 34

Spartan Update

Description of Publications

Spartan Update, Alumni Association, 1974-1975, 273 issues
Spartan Update was a monthly publication informing alumni about current events and the achievements of faculty and staff, as well as soliciting donations for the university. A noteworthy article in Volume I, No. 3 describes the donation of Mrs. Hazel Kuhlman's estate to SJSU. The estate still funds a student scholarship to this day.
Box: 35

Sponsored Program Bulletin - Stacks 'n' Facts

Description of Publications

Sponsored Program Bulletin, Office of Sponsored Programs, January 1984 - May 1986, 7 issues
Sponsored Program Bulletin described grants and other outside funding opportunities, and published a list of submitted proposals and grant opportunities.
Stacks 'n' Facts, San José State University Library, January 1988 - December 1997, 82 issues
Stacks 'n' Facts featured staff news, department reports and library-wide event announcements.
Box: 36

Stacks 'n' Facts Online - Teacher's Pet

Description of Publications

Stacks 'n' Facts Online, San José State University Library, January 1998 - December 1998, 9 issues
Ten years after its first issue in print, Stacks 'n' Facts moved to an online format. The new format allowed for longer articles and a more comprehensive publication, including library-related articles from outside sources.
Steinbeck Newsletter, The Steinbeck Center, Fall 1987-2003, 8 issues
The Steinbeck Newsletter featured news regarding SJSU's Steinbeck Center as well as recent academic research about Steinbeck's life and work. Of note is the Fall 1987 issue, which explains the flying pig symbol Steinbeck used as a personal stamp throughout his life.
Student Affairs News, San José State University Division of Student Affairs, Spring 1993 & undated, 4 issues
Each issue of Student Affairs News opened with a column written by the Vice President for Student Affairs. The publication featured profiles of campus staff members, as well as news about division programs such as the university's new student orientation.
Summerizer, San José State College Associated Students, June 27, 1966 - August 22, 1966, 9 issues
Summerizer was a weekly publication and the main news source for Summer Session 1966. Short articles about upcoming events comprise the bulk of the publication's content.
Take Charge, San José State University Continuing Education, Fall 1990 - Summer 1997, 9 issues
Take Charge featured announcements and news about the Continuing Education Program, as well as a schedule of classes. Also included in this box are seven Continuing Education course catalogs.
Teacher's Pet, San José State College Department of Journalism, January 1952 - April 1966, 27 issues
Teacher's Pet was created for distribution to local high school journalism teachers and advisors. The publication focused almost exclusively on tips to increase student writing and student publications.
Boxes: 37-38

The Tower

Description of Publications

The Tower, AAUP, ACSCP, AFT & CTA, Fall 1964 - Spring 1968, 7 issues
The Tower was a faculty magazine featuring editors from different academic departments. The publication was created to disseminate objective views and opinions about controversial issues.
Boxes: 39-40

Washington Square

Description of Publications

Washington Square, San José State University Office Communication & Public Affairs, 1987-2009, 44 issues
Washington Square is published quarterly and features articles about SJSU athletics, student projects, and faculty accomplishments. Note: In addition to the materials listed here, SJSU Special Collections also maintains issues of Washington Square from 2005 to the present, which are available in paper format as well as online (refer to catalog call number LD729.6.S4 A49, or the website http://www.sjsu.edu/wsq/  for more information).
Box: 41

Western Nature Study

Description of Publications

Western Nature Study, Department of Natural Science, 1930, 6 issues
Western Nature Study was published quarterly. Each issue focused on a natural science topic, such as frogs, toads, salamanders and birds, and also included information about natural phenomena such as weather patterns.
Box: 42

Women of Sparta Sporting News - (The) World in Motion

Description of Publications

Women of Sparta Sporting News, Women's Athletic Department, February 1981 - April 1985, 16 issues
Women of Sparta Sporting News featured the accomplishments of both staff and students of the Women's Athletic Department. The publication also reported on fundraising efforts for the department.
Women's Center Newsletter, Women's Resource Center, 1984-1986, 13 issues and 9 event flyers
Women's Center Newsletter addressed events on women's events on campus, as well as women's resources at SJSU and in the non-SJSU community. "Womyn's Week," an event sponsored by the Women's Center, was often the subject of articles in the newsletter.
Women's Studies Newsletter, Women's Studies Department, March 24, 1981 - January 1985, 22 issues
Women's Studies Newsletter featured departmental news and announcements about campus activities, and also recognized staff, faculty and students on their accomplishments.
(The) World in Motion, College of Business, Fall 2003 - Fall 2004, 5 issues
(The) World in Motion newsletter featured information about various programs offered by the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), including research, information transfer, and education.
 

Series II:  California State University (CSU) and State of California Publications 1927-1999

Physical Description: 12 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The materials in this series document California State University (CSU) and State of California publications. The publications produced by the CSU system and its affiliates, such as faculty unions, disseminate important news and events to each of the CSU campuses. The State of California publications also reach across all CSU branches to connect its members, who are primarily employees of the CSU system.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by title, and then chronologically within each folder.
Box: 43

The Academic Senator - California State University Librarians Chapter Newsletter

Description of Publications

The Academic Senator, CSU Academic Senate, November 1969 - December 1998, 21 issues
The Academic Senator was distributed after each meeting of the California State University (then known as the California State Colleges) Board of Trustees and the Academic Senate.
The California State Colleges Review, California State Colleges Public Affairs Office, January 1964 - January 1967, 21 issues
The California State Colleges Review provided a statewide outlet for news about the CSC. Of note is the feature "Trustees in Review," which provides a biographical sketch of each of the CSC trustees.
California State University Librarians Chapter Newsletter, California State University and California Librarians, August 1981 - June 1982, 5 issues
California State University Librarians Chapter Newsletter was a bi-monthly publication featuring articles and announcements about the CSU libraries, including organization news, library events and personnel changes.
Box: 44

California State University Stateline - Campus Voice

Description of Publications

California State University Stateline, Public Affairs, Office of the Chancellor, February 1991 - June 1999, 14 issues
California State University Stateline was distributed to CSU faculty and staff on behalf of the CSU Board of Trustees. Of note is the October 1993 issue, which features an article on the Fort Ord Army Base becoming part of the CSU, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) campus. CSUMB was the first post-Cold War defense conversion project in the United States.
Campus Voice, Staff Employee's Union, 1975-1978, 9 issues
Created for employees of both the University of California system and the California State University and Colleges, Campus Voice was published monthly and reported on labor issues such as changes to personnel policy, salary increases and layoffs.
Box: 45

CFA Professor

Description of Publications

CFA Professor, Congress of Faculty Associations (later known as the California Faculty Association), 1981-1991, 10 issues
The California Faculty Association (CFA) was an affiliate of the California State Employees Association (CSEA), California Teachers Association (CTA), the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The CFA lobbied on behalf of California educators, and CFA Professor served to inform members of the organization's news and activities.
Box: 46

Chancellor's Newsletter

Description of Publications

Chancellor's Newsletter, California State Colleges Chancellor's Office, 1963-1968, 20 issues
Chancellor's Newsletter communicated news from Chancellor Glenn S. Dumke's office to each of the CSC campuses. The publication includes information regarding faculty salaries, personnel changes and the 1968 fiscal crisis.
Box: 47

Community Exchange Bulletin

Description of Publications

Community Exchange Bulletin, State Department of Education, April 1927 - October 1930, 2 issues
Community Exchange Bulletin was a professional journal for teachers engaged in immigrant education in California. The publication featured such articles as "Suggestions, Experiments, Innovations from the Bureau of Immigrant Education" and "Americanization in Monterey County."
Box: 48

CSEA Chapter 32 Newsletter - Future Talk

Description of Publications

CSEA Chapter 32 Newsletter, California State Employee's Association, Chapter 32 San José State College, January 1964 - September 1966, 2 issues
CSEA Chapter 32 Newsletter featured CSEA union news of local and state importance.
CSEA Faculty News, California State Employee's Association, February 1974 - August 1975, 11 issues
CSEA Faculty News was sponsored by the organization's Academic Council. The publication featured articles regarding collective bargaining, grievance processes and declining enrollment.
CSEA Forum, California State Employee's Association Chapter 32, 1968-1995, 75 issues
CSEA Forum was "designed to bring you all the news of importance about the Chapter, the CSEA, and its members."
Future Talk, California State University and Colleges Office of the Chancellor, Summer 1975, 1 issue
Future Talk focused on educational trends and planning. Of note are two profiles featuring the educational innovations of two of out-of-state academic institutions.
Box: 49

The Scope

Description of Publications

The Scope, California State Employee's Association, 1966-1970, 53 issues
The Scope was another CSEA publication, and was "designed to keep faculty members of the California State Colleges informed of gains and goals in their employment rights and benefits."
Box: 50

The UPC Advocate - UPC Librarian

Description of Publications

The UPC Advocate, United Professors of California affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, May 1981 - November 1987, 7 issues
The UPC Advocate featured articles focusing on UPC actions, as well as possible changes in members' employment benefits.
UPC Librarian, United Professors of California, April 1977 - November 1979, 2 issues
UPC Librarian was a newsletter created for union librarians. Of note is the April 1977 issue, which features a profile of the educational level, professional rank, promotions and pay rates of CSU librarians.
Box: 51

University Employee

Description of Publications

University Employee, California State Employee's Association, December 1988 - May 1994, 25 issues
University Employee was published by the CSU division of the CSEA on a quarterly basis, and featured union news, personnel announcements, and information about the CSU campuses.
Boxes: 52-53

Voice of the Faculties

Description of Publications

Voice of the Faculties, Association of CSC Professors, 1964-1987, 134 issues
Voice of the Faculties was similar to CSEA publications, and included information about statewide events that could potentially affect CSU employees.
Box: 54

Women's Council of the State University Newsletter

Description of Publications

Women's Council of the State University Newsletter, Association of CSC Professors, 1964-1987, 134 issues
Women's Council of the State University (WSCU) was "a non-profit organization of faculty, staff, administrators, and students of the California State University." The newsletter reported on the founding of the WCSU and the organization's two-year goals.
 

Series III:  Miscellaneous Publications 1969-2002

Physical Description: 13 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The materials in this series document miscellaneous publications collected by SJSU faculty, staff, and student organizations that were intended for campus dissemination or personal knowledge. The series includes formats such as local and national publications, literary cooperative newsletters, underground newspapers, and fraternity and sorority quarterlies.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by title, and then chronologically within each folder.
Box: 55

African American Sports Magazine - Cross and Crescent of Lambda Chi Alpha

Description of Publications

African American Sports Magazine, African-American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame, 2005, 1 issue
This issue of African American Sports Magazine profiles SJSU coaches Julius Menendez and Yoshihiro Uchida in an article entitled, "San José State Minority Coaches Thrived During the Civil Rights Era."
Anchora of Delta Gamma, Delta Gamma Fraternity, 1990-1992, 7 issues
Anchora of Delta Gamma was a quarterly publication for the nationwide Delta Gamma Fraternity, and reported on individual chapter activities, alumni accomplishments and fraternity news.
Berkeley Poets Cooperative, Berkeley Poets Workshop and Press, 1971 and 1986, 2 issues
Berkeley Poets Cooperative developed out of an informal poetry workshop in 1970. By 1986, it was supported by a non-profit organization and accepted submissions for publication.
Cross and Crescent of Lambda Chi Alpha, Lamda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Summer 1991, 1 issue
Cross and Crescent of Lambda Chi Alpha was published quarterly, and reported on individual members, chapters and the fraternity's national organization.
Box: 56

The Great Speckled Bird

Description of Publications

The Great Speckled Bird, Atlanta Cooperative News Project, 1969-1970, 6 issues
The Great Speckled Bird was an alternative newspaper published by a cooperative news project in Atlanta, Georgia. Although based out-of-state, the articles also address national issues and events.
Box: 57

Groundswell News

Description of Publications

Groundswell News, Groundswell News, San José, 1978-1979, 11 issues
Groundswell News was created in 1978 as a venue for "viable, non-reactionary" underground news. The publication featured articles on various topics, as well as a listing of local events.
Box: 58

Heritage Council of Santa Clara County Newsletter

Description of Publications

Heritage Council of Santa Clara County Newsletter, Heritage Council of Santa Clara County, 1990-1998, 5 issues
Heritage Council of Santa Clara County Newsletter included information regarding recent and upcoming meetings, as well as profiles of council members' organizations.
Box: 59

The Magazine of Sigma Chi

Description of Publications

The Magazine of Sigma Chi, Sigma Chi International College Fraternity, Summer 1990 - Winter 1996, 7 issues
The Magazine of Sigma Chi has been published continuously since 1881, and includes information about "individual members, chapters, alumni and the national fraternity."
Box: 60

Maverick

Description of Publications

Maverick, Santa Clara County Workers' Committee, July 1970 - December 1970, 3 issues
Maverick reported on local, national and international news related to worker's struggles, including union news.
Boxes: 61-62

The Metro

Description of Publications

The Metro, San José Metro, March 7, 1985 - March 4, 1987, 76 issues
The Metro was created in 1985 as a weekly publication covering local events, arts and entertainment. Still in circulation today, the publication is currently distributed throughout Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz County and the North Bay, with news and content specific to each geographic region. Note: SJSU Special Collections is no longer collecting this publication.
Box: 63

(San José in a) Nutshell - The Poetry Shell

Description of Publications

(San José in a) Nutshell, Approach 13-30 Corporation, 1974-1980, 5 issues and 1 poster
(San José in a) Nutshell is described as a handbook for college, and was distributed free of charge by SJSU's Associated Students. However, most of the articles are not directly related to the university.
The Poetry Shell, Spring 1973 - Spring 1975, 4 issues
The Poetry Shell was published twice yearly in Carmel with a focus on local poets, and featured both adult and juvenile contributions.
Box: 64

The Red Eye

Description of Publications

The Red Eye, Red Eye Media, September 12, 1969 - June 1972, 55 issues
The Red Eye was an underground paper aimed to inspire action through words, and reported on local and national events.
Box: 65

Caesura & Miscellaneous Publications

Description of Publications

San José Center for Poetry & Literature Publications (3), San José Center for Poetry & Literature, Fall 1987 - Fall 1989, 9 issues
This box contains three separate publications created by the San José Center for Poetry & Literature. The first is Caesura, the official newsletter for the Center. The second is a mailer distributed to advertise the Center's events. The third includes various event brochures.
Box: 66

San José Historical Museum Association News

Description of Publications

San José Historical Museum Association News, San José Historical Museum Association, September 1980 - November 1998, 141 issues
San José Historical Museum Association News was published four times per year, and featured association events as well as articles of interest to both professional and amateur historians.
Box: 67

The Trailblazer - Women Working News

Description of Publications

The Trailblazer, California Pioneers of Santa Clara County, March 1997 - December 2002, 18 issues
The Trailblazer was a quarterly bulletin, and published historical articles as well as news about the organization and its members.
Tripping, Student Services West, Inc., Spring 1971 - Spring 1975, 4 issues
Tripping was published twice a year as a venue for students considering national and international travel. The publisher, Student Services West, Inc., was a non-profit corporation founded by SJSU students.
Trump Cards for Alumni Clubs, CASE Answer Files, February 1985, 1 issue
Trump Cards for Alumni Clubs offered advice regarding the establishment of alumni clubs.
Women Working News, Women Working News, December 1984, 1 issue
Women Working News reported on women in the workplace in the San Francisco Bay area.
 

Appendix A:  Chronological Listing of Titles 1925-2005

Physical Description: 118 publications

Publications

Format of Listing: Title, publisher, years, and number of issues.
Alumni Bulletin, Alumni Association, January 1925 - November 1950, 28 Issues
Community Exchange Bulletin, State Department of Education, April 1927 - October 1930, 2 Issues
Western Nature Study, Department of Natural Science, 1930, 6 Issues
Alumni Review, Alumni Office, February 1951 - November 1955, 37 Issues
Spartan Review, Alumni Association, 1952-1960, 37 Issues and 1 Bound Edition
Teacher's Pet, San José State College Department of Journalism, January 1952 - April 1966, 27 Issues
Campus Digest, Public Relations Office, 1952-1983, 79 Issues and 45 Bound Editions
Spartan Bulletin, Alumni Association, 1958-1961, 65 Issues
New Student Week, Office of Student Activities and Services, 1959-1971, 15 Issues
Library Tracings, Library Staff Association, 1960-1966, 17 Issues
Curriculum Reporter, Office of the Dean of the College, 1961-1970, 47 Issues
The Spartan, Alumni Association, 1961-1985, 163 Issues and 2 Bound Editions
Sparta News, Alumni Association, 1963-1968, 20 Issues
Chancellor's Newsletter, California State Colleges Chancellor's Office, 1963-1968, 20 Issues
School of Education Newsletter, School of Education, 1963-1973, 29 Issues
CSEA Chapter 32 Newsletter, California State Employee's Association, Chapter 32 San José State College, January 1964 - September 1966, 2 Issues
The California State Colleges Review, California State Colleges Public Affairs Office, January 1964 - January 1967, 21 Issues
The Tower, AAUP, ACSCP, AFT & CTA, Fall 1964 - Fall 1968, 7 Issues
Voice of the Faculties, Association of CSC Professors, 1964-1987, 134 Issues
Impetus, Public Relations Office, 1965-1966, 1 Issue
Summerizer, San José State College Associated Students, June 27, 1966 - August 22, 1966, 9 Issues
Science News, Division of Sciences and Applied Arts, 1966-1970, 23 Issues
The Scope, California State Employee's Association, 1966-1970, 53 Issues
San José State College News, Public Relations Office, 1966-1971, 94 Issues
The Grapevine, San José State College Library, 1967-1969, 16 Issues
CSEA Forum, California State Employee's Association Chapter 32, 1968-1995, 75 Issues
The Great Speckled Bird, Atlanta Cooperative News Project, 1969-1970, 6 Issues
The Red Eye, Red Eye Media, September 12, 1969 - June 1972, 55 Issues
The Academic Senator, CSU Academic Senate, November 1969 - December 1998, 21 Issues
Maverick, Santa Clara County Workers' Committee, July 1970 - December 1970, 3 Issues
San José State College Reports, Public Relations Office, 1970-1971, 5 Issues
Tripping, Student Services West, Inc., Spring 1971 - Spring 1975, 4 Issues
Bulletin Board, Community Relations Office, 1971-1986, 200 Issues
Berkeley Poets Cooperative, Berkeley Poets Workshop and Press, 1971-1986, 2 Issues
Spartan Sportslite, San José State Athletic Department, October 1972 - July 1973, 9 Issues
The Poetry Shell, The Poetry Shell, Spring 1973 - Spring 1975, 4 Issues
English Department Newsletter, San José State University English Department, 1973-1978, 16 Issues
Research Bulletin, Office of Sponsored Programs, 1973-1982, 82 Issues
BackStage, Drama Department, Fall 1974, 3 Issues
Spartan Update, Alumni Association, 1974-1975, 273 Issues
CSEA Faculty News, California State Employee's Association, February 1974 - August 1975, 11 Issues
(San José in a ) Nutshell, Approach 13-30 Corporation, 1974-1980, 5 Issues and 1 Poster
San José State University Library Newsletter, Library Staff Association, 1975, 4 Issues
Future Talk, The California State University and Colleges Office of the Chancellor, Summer 1975, 1 Issue
Better Days, Office of Veteran Affairs, November - December 1975, 2 Issues
Campus Voice, Staff Employee's Union, 1975-1978, 9 Issues
Campus Gram, University Relations Office, 1976-1978, 5 Issues
Kay's Kaleidoscope, Library Office, 1976-1978, 70 Issues
Spartan Quarterly, Alumni Association, 1977-1979, 17 Issues
UPC Librarian, United Professors of California, April 1977 - November 1979, 2 Issues
Spartan Sports Quarterly, San José State Athletics, Fall 1978, 1 Issue
Groundswell News, Groundswell News, San José, 1978-1979, 11 Issues
The Call Number, San José State University Library, March 1978-1982, 127 Issues
Health Corner, Student Health Services, 1978-1988, 136 Issues
San José Historical Museum Association News, San José Historical Museum Association, September 1980 - November 1998, 141 Issues
Spartan Notes, Relations with Schools and Colleges, 1981-1982, 7 Issues
California State University Librarians Chapter Newsletter, California State University and California Librarians, August 1981 - June 1982, 5 Issues
Women of Sparta Sporting News, Women's Athletic Department, February 1981 - April 1985, 16 Issues
Women's Studies Newsletter, Women's Studies Department, March 24, 1981 - January 1985, 22 Issues
The UPC Advocate, United Professors of California affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, May 1981 - November 1987, 7 Issues
CFA Professor, Congress of Faculty Associations, 1981-1991, 10 Issues
Research Opportunities, Office of Sponsored Programs, 1982, 1 Issue
Career Courier, Career Planning and Placement Center, 1982-1985, 4 Issues
School of Humanities and the Arts Events, School of Humanities and the Arts, 1982-1986, 60 Issues
Spartans' Journal, San José State University Men's Athletic Department, 1982-1986, 20 Issues
Interworld News, International Center, 1982-1997, 19 Issues
School of Education News, School of Education, 1983-1988, 19 Issues
Women Working News, Women Working News, 1984, 1 Issue
Women's Center Newsletter & Flyers, Women's Resource Center sponsored by Associated Students, 1984 - May 1986, 13 Issues and 9 Flyers
Sponsored Program Bulletin, Office of Sponsored Programs, January 1984 - May 1986, 7 Issues
San José State University Digest, Office of Public Affairs, 1984-1994, 39 Issues
Trump Cards for Alumni Clubs, CASE Answer Files, 1985, 1 Issue
The Metro, San José Metro, March 7, 1985 - March 4, 1987, 76 Issues
Women's Council of the State University Newsletter, Women's Council of the State University, Fall 1986, 1 Issue
San José State University Express, San José State University, 1986-1987, 4 Issues
The Beethoven Journal, The Beethoven Center, 1986-2002, 45 Issues
One Washington Square, Alumni Association, 1987, 1 Issue
San José Center for Poetry & Literature, San José Center for Poetry & Literature, Fall 1987 - Fall 1989, 9 Issues
Spartan Foundation Newsletter, Spartan Foundation, 1987-1990, 26 Issues
Steinbeck Newsletter, The Steinbeck Center, 1987-2003, 8 Issues
Stacks 'n' Facts, San José State University Library, January 1988 - December 1997, 82 Issues
San José State University Contributors to Excellence, Office of the President, 1988-2001, 13 Issues
Academic Senate News, Academic Senate, October 1988 - May 1989, 6 Issues
University Employee, California State Employee's Association, December 1988 - May 1994, 25 Issues
Clarquist Chronicle, San José State University Library, 1989-1990, 6 Issues
Research News, Office of Sponsored Programs, 1989-1990, 2 Issues
Laurels, School of Humanities and the Arts, Fall 1990, 3 Issues
Anchora of Delta Gamma, Delta Gamma Fraternity, 1990-1992, 7 Issues
The Magazine of Sigma Chi, Sigma Chi International College Fraternity, Summer 1990 - Winter 1996, 7 Issues
Take Charge, San José State University Continuing Education, Fall 1990 - Spring 1997, 9 Issues
Heritage Council of Santa Clara County Newsletter, Heritage Council of Santa Clara County, 1990-1998, 5 Issues
Cross and Crescent of Lambda Chi Alpha, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Summer 1991, 1 Issue
For Your Health's Sake, Student Health Service, 1991-1993, 4 Issues
California State University Stateline, Public Affairs, Office of the Chancellor, February 1991 - June 1999, 14 Issues
On Campus, Office of Public Affairs, 1991-2003, 166 Issues
Student Affairs News, San José State University Division of Student Affairs, Spring 1993 and undated, 4 Issues
Multicultural Forum, College of Humanities and the Arts Educational Equity Committee, 1993-2003, 3 Issues
Ratline, Early Sixties San José State friends of the Rats Nest, Lions Den, Surfrider, and South 11th Street, 1994-2003, 13 Issues
Equal Opportunity Newsletter, Office of Equal Opportunity, Fall 1995, 2 Issues
Spartan History, Department of History, 1995-1997, 2 Issues
The Trailblazer, California Pioneers of Santa Clara County, March 1997 - December 2002, 18 Issues
Stacks 'n' Facts Online, San José State University Library, January 1998 - December 1998, 9 Issues
San José State University President's Report, San José State University, 1998-2000, 5 Issues
Washington Square, San José State University Office Communication & Public Affairs, Fall 1998-2009, 44 Issues
The Carson, History Department, Fall 1999, 2 Issues
SJSU Foundation Update, San José State University Foundation, 1999-2002, 5 Issues
Choices, San José State University Continuing Education, Summer 2000, 1 Issue
College Connections, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Spring 2001, 1 Issue
Mosaic Bi-Monthly, Mosaic: San José State University's Multicultural Center, 2001-2002, 3 Issues
Books & Bytes, SJSU Library, Spring 2001 - Winter 2003, 8 Issues
SJSU Spectrum, Division of Academic Affairs, 2001-2004, 6 Issues
Learn & Serve SJSU, Center for Service Learning, 2002, 2 Issues
(The) World in Motion, College of Business, Fall 2003 - Fall 2004, 5 Issues
Acumen, Campus Bookstore, 2004, 1 Issue
Human Resources Update, Human Resources Service Group, Fall 2004, 1 Issue
San José State University International News, International and Extended Studies, Fall 2004, 1 Issue
African American Sports Magazine, African-American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame, 2005, 1 Issue
Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, SJSU English Department, 1 Issue