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Guide to the San José State University Office of the President, John T. Wahlquist Records
MSS-2009-04-04  
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Series I:  Administrative Files 1937-1976

Physical Description: 16 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains the agendas and meeting minutes of the President's Council and the Chancellor's Council of State College Presidents. The series also includes master indexes for campus buildings and facilities, as well as annual financial and enrollment reports, including reports from the State Department of Education. It also contains a State College Administrative Manual documenting college organization and administration, student affairs and services, and facilities standards.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by subject.
Boxes 1-16

Administrative Files 1937-1976

 

Series II:  Awards, Certificates, and Photograph Albums 1957-1965

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains awards and certificates achieved by President Wahlquist (1952-1964), mementos he collected, and photograph albums. Photographs of note include one of Richard Nixon giving a speech on campus.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by subject.
Boxes 17-18

Awards, Certificates, and Photograph Albums 1957-1965

 

Series III:  Correspondence 1937-1968

Physical Description: 9 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of correspondence to and from President Wahlquist (1952-1964) and SJSU administrators during his tenure, including correspondence sent by members of the State College Advisory Board and the Western College Association. This series also contains inaugural greetings to colleges and universites across the United States (1956-1964) as well as President Wahlquist's travel records.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by subject and chronologically by date.
Boxes 19-27

Correspondence 1937-1968

 

Series IV:  CSC Trustees Correspondence 1961-1964

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains letters and directives from the Trustees of the California State Colleges (CSC), including requests for funds, budget reports and meeting minutes.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically by date.
Boxes 28-29

CSC Trustees Correspondence 1961-1964

 

Series V:  Personal Diaries and Scrapbooks 1953-1969

Physical Description: 4 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains diaries and newspaper clippings collected and created by President Wahlquist (1952-1964) during his tenure at San José State University. It also includes Wahlquist's personal datebooks and appointment calendars.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by subject.
Boxes 30-33

Personal Diaries and Scrapbooks 1953-1969

 

Series VI:  Publicity and Speeches 1949-1964

Physical Description: 7 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains materials relating to President Wahlquist's (1952-1964) inauguration in 1952, including newspaper clippings. The series also includes copies of Wahlquist's speeches delivered at events and organizations such as the Industrial Relations Institute and the California Teachers Association.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by subject.
Boxes 34-40

Publicity and Speeches 1949-1964

 

Series VII:  Stanton-Hutchinson Controversy 1959-1966

Physical Description: 4 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series documents the judicial hearings and campus unrest resulting from the wrongful termination suit brought by two SJSU professors, Dr. William F. Stanton and Dr. Bud R. Hutchinson, against the Chancellor of the State Colleges of California, Dr. Glenn Dumke. Stanton and Hutchinson believed the reason they were not re-hired for the fourth and tenure-granting year was non-academic. The professors claimed that the real reason was that they had discovered certain California State College presidents agreeing to exclude Southern students who participated in sit-ins, and also that Stanton and Hutchinson had attempted, as members of the Teachers Union, to obtain more democracy among college departments. Materials in this series document the Stanton-Hutchinson court case with newspaper clippings, legal reports, and petitions. This series also contains reel-to-reel audio tapes of former A.C.L.U. attorney Albert Bendich discussing the case. The tapes are restricted.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by subject and date.

Access Restrictions

Reel-to-reel tapes are restricted.
Boxes 41-43

Newspaper Clippings, Reports and Petitions 1959-1966

Box 44 (V2)

Reel-to-Reel Audio Tapes 1961-1964