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Guide to the San José State University Public Relations and Publications Records
MSS-2009-03-11  
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Series I:  Faculty Records 1956-1967

Physical Description: 4 Boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains general public relations files about San José State College faculty members. Each file includes information concerning a SJSC faculty member, such as degrees held, past work experience, family, and a photograph.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by faculty surname.
Boxes 1-2

Faculty Record Cards, "A-FE" and "G-L" 1956-1966

Box 3

Faculty Record Cards, "MC-SPR" 1958-1967

Box 4

Faculty Record Cards, "STA-Z" 1958-1966

 

Series II:  Newsletters 1956-1977

Physical Description: 4 Boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Office of Public Relations and Publications was created in 1953 under the leadership of President John T. Wahlquist (1952-1964). This series consists of newsletters, two of which were produced by San José State and the third is a national educational newsletter entitled Impact (1959-1974). The department produced the Campus Digest (1969-1971) and San José State College News/San José State University News (1966-1977), which served as one of the primary communication vehicles for the campus. This series also includes publicity information regarding the 1964 election and Proposition 2, a ballot measure created to provide grant funding for campus building construction projects in the California State College system.

Arrangement

The series is arranged chronologically by publication.
Box 5

Campus Digest and Impact 1959-1974

Box 6

San José State College News 1966-1968

Box 7

San José State College News and San José State University News 1968-1972

Box 8

San José State University News 1973-1977

 

Series III:  Newspaper Clippings and Press Releases 1959-1971

Physical Description: 7 Boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The bulk of the Public Relations and Publications Department records consist of newspaper clippings and press releases relating to events that occurred at San José State University over a 20-year period.

Arrangement

The series is arranged chronologically by date and alphabetically within each year.
Boxes 9-16

Newspaper Clippings and Press Releases 1961-1971

 

Series IV:  Chancellor's Office News Releases 1965-1968

Physical Description: 1 Box

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes news releases received by the San José State College Public Relations and Publications Department from the California State College’s Chancellor’s Office. These news releases were distributed at the campus level and to the general public. Many of the announcements document the California budget crisis during this time period, as well as Governor Ronald Reagan’s higher education policies, and the measures SJSC undertook to stay afloat during the economic downturn.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 17

Chancellor's Office, Board of Trustees, News Releases 1965-1978