The San Diego College for Men and School of Law merged with the San Diego College for Women in June 1972 to become the "new"
University of San Diego. The collection consists of meeting minutes, consultations, correspondence, reciprocal agreements,
and legal documents related to each stage of the merger.
In 1967, the San Diego College for Men, also known as the University of San Diego or San Diego University, and the San Diego
College for Women established a reciprocal agreement to allow co-ed course enrollment at both colleges. The reciprocal agreement
was the beginning of negotiations to merge the two schools, along with the School of Law, into one institution called the
"new" University of San Diego. Over a five year period, the two institutions consolidated their separate academic departments,
administrative functions, and boards of trustees into one university. In 1971, Author Hughes became the first layperson to
be hired as university president for the "new" University of San Diego. The merger was finalized in the spring of 1972 with
the first, merged alumni association meeting taking place in 1973.
2 Linear Feet
2 records center boxes
The University of San Diego Merger collection is the physical property of the University of San Diego, Archives and Special
Collections. Copyright, except in cases where material has passed into the public domain, belongs to the authors or their
legal heirs and assigns.
This collection is open for research.