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Guide to the Pete Zidnak Collection of San Jose State University Sports History
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Series I:  SJSU Sports History 1890-1995

Physical Description: 5 archival binders; 2 duplicates

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series represents the historical research of Pete Zidnak, Emeritus Professor of Business. The research includes historical information on the formation of athletics and the emergence of intercollegiate sports competition at SJSU. The bulk of the collection consists of photocopies from archival resources that document the early history of the State Normal Schools, statistics on student enrollment, tuition costs, information on the athletic logo and school colors, homecoming, parades and rallies, the school band, songs, cheers and yells, and game statistics. In addition, the research chronicles other activities related to athletic governance, college life, and events related to athletics.
The collection also includes statistics, records and important dates for various sports, from archery to wrestling, an autobiography of the career of Louis Duino, sportswriter/editor for San Jose newspapers during the period 1925-1975, as well as offering a general history of the university. In addition, the collection includes historical information about university club sports, such as aqua-skiing and hiking, and a complete bibliography for further research.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by sport.
Binders 1-2

SJSU Sports History 1890-1995