Guide to the San Jose State College Songs and Music Collection

Kimberly Koshiyama
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
© 2010
Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the San Jose State College Songs and Music Collection

Collection number: MSS-2010-06-04



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:
Kimberly Koshiyama
Date Completed:
2010
Encoded by:
Kimberly Koshiyama
© 2010 Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: San Jose State College Songs and Music Collection
Dates: 1876-1882
Bulk Dates: 1942-1945
Collection number: MSS-2010-06-04
Creator: San José State University
Collection Size: 1 box (1.25 linear feet)
Repository: San José State University. Library.
San José, California 95192-0028
Abstract: The San Jose State College Songs and Music Collection consists of songbooks, sheet music, and a single audio recording (1876-1882, 1942-1945). The San Jose State College Songs and Music Collection consists of songbooks, sheet music, and a single audio recording. The songbooks include the "Say Ho-Flying Spartans Away" songbook written by Fred Waring in 1942, a folder containing Spartan fight songs from 1945, and a bound song book containing the song "Labor and Wait" by Evalyn V. Aplin and J.H. Elwood from San Jose Normal School Class of 1882. This single series collection is arranged chronologically by date.
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 has been assigned to the San José State University Library 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 as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

San Jose State College Songs and Music Collection, MSS-2010-06-04, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kimberly Koshiyama. Finding aid EAD encoded by Kimberly Koshiyama. Reviewed by Danelle Moon and Erin Louthen.

Biography / Administrative 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 Jose, 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.

Scope and Content of Collection

The San Jose State College Songs and Music Collection consists of songbooks, sheet music, and a single audio recording (1876-1882, 1942-1945). The songbooks include the "Say Ho-Flying Spartans Away" songbook written by Fred Waring in 1942, a folder containing Spartan fight songs from 1945, and a bound song book containing the song "Labor and Wait" by Evalyn V. Aplin and J.H. Elwood from San Jose Normal School Class of 1882.

Arrangement

This single series collection is arranged chronologically by date.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
San Jose State College -- Music -- History
San Jose State College -- Songs -- History
San Jose State Normal School, San Jose -- Music -- History
San Jose State College -- History
California State University, San Jose -- History
Education, Higher -- California -- San Jose
Music -- 20th century
Music -- 19th century
Music -- United States

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.
Walsh, James P. San Jose State University: An Interpretive History, 1950-2000.San Jose, California: San Jose State University, 2003.

Related Material

San José State University Music Department Collection, MSS-2010-02-01, San José State University Library Special Collections and Archives.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1 San Jose State College Songs and Music 1876-1882,1942-1945

Physical Description: 1 box

Series Scope and Content Summary

The San Jose State College Songs and Music Collection consists of songbooks, sheet music, and a single audio recording. The songbooks include the "Say Ho-Flying Spartans Away" songbook written by Fred Waring in 1942, a folder containing Spartan fight songs from 1945, and a bound song book containing the song "Labor and Wait" by Evalyn V. Aplin and J.H. Elwood from San Jose Normal School Class of 1882.

Arrangement

Files are arranged chronologically by date or by individual item.
Box 1

San Jose State College Songs and Sheet Music 1876-1882,1942-1945