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Guide to the San José State University School of Library and Information Science Records
MSS-2009-12-02  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Project Information
  • Organizational History
  • Bibliography
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Subject Headings

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San José State University School of Library and Information Science Records
    Dates: 1935-2009
    Bulk Dates: 1944-1971
    Collection number: MSS-2009-12-02
    Creator: San José State University, Special Collections and Archives
    Collection Size: 2 boxes (2.18 linear feet)
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The San José State University School of Library and Information Science Records, 1935-2009 (bulk 1944-1971), document the history of the department over a sixty-year period. The records include flyers for events, general and alumni correspondence, self-assessment reports, annual reports, publications for special events such as the annual breakfast and annual dinner, as well as brochures for conferences and workshops. This collection is arranged into one series: Series I. Administrative Records, 1935-2009 (bulk 1950-1971).
    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 School of Library and Information Science Records, MSS-2009-12-02, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by R. Schuyler Selden. Finding aid EAD encoded by Rosalinda Gonzales. 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 School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University is the largest accredited library and information science program in the world. The school first began offering a graduate degree in Library Science in 1954. Accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) in 1969 and again in June 2007, it is the only ALA accredited program in the 23-campus California State University system.
    The SLIS curriculum has expanded significantly over the past 50 years and the school prides itself on pioneering new ways to educate information professionals, such as fostering global partnerships, creating leadership programs, preparing students to serve diverse communities, embedding technology into their programs, offering a wide range of internships, and building a fully online degree program. The programs include a Gateway Ph.D. Program with Queensland University, an Executive MLIS program, a Master's Degree in Archives and Records Administration (MARA), and standard programs that provide training in public, school, academic, and special libraries, as well as non-traditional settings.

    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/ (accessed May 18, 2010).
    San José State University. School of Library and Information Science. SLIS History. http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/slis/history.htm (accessed May 18. 2010).
    San José State University. School of Library and Information Science. Annual Review, 2009.
    Walsh, James P. San José State University: An Interpretive History, 1950-2000. San José, California: San José State University, 2003.

    Scope and Content

    The San José State University School of Library and Information Science Records, 1935-2009 (bulk 1944-1971), document the history of the department over a sixty-year period. The records include flyers for events, general and alumni correspondence, self-assessment reports and annual reports. The records also consist of publications for special events such as the annual breakfast and annual dinner, as well as brochures for conferences and workshops.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into one series: Series I. Administrative Records, 1935-2009 (bulk 1950-1971).

    Subject Headings

    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. School of Library and Information Science -- History
    San José State University -- History
    Education, Higher -- California -- San José
    California State University, San José -- History
    San José State College -- History
    San José State Teachers College -- History