David Lyndon Woods Papers MSS.2004.03.09

Lauren DeCelle
SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0028

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Title: David Lyndon Woods Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2004.03.09
Physical Description: 1 Box (0.417 linear ft.)
Date (inclusive): 1949-1991
Abstract: The papers of David Lyndon Woods, a San Jose State College alumnus, consist of documents and memorabilia from his student days, as well as some of his professional publications. Subject matter includes signaling on land and sea, library technology circa 1990, and student life on San Jose State College campus.


This collection is divided into two series, San Jose State College Student Papers; and Personal Publications. The series are arranged chronologically.

Biographical / Historical

David Lyndon Woods is an alumnus of SJSC, graduating in 1953 with a BA in Speech and Drama. While at San Jose State College he was very active in campus social life, being a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Interfraternity Council, Spartan Shields, Blue Key National Honor fraternity, Forensics debate club, San Jose Players speech and drama organization, and Lyke campus feature magazine. He went on to get an MA in Mass Media from Stanford University, an MBA in Management from Rollins College, and a PhD in Communication from Ohio State University. In 1987 he founded DaleWood Enterprises, Inc. a magazine and newsletter publishing and advertising firm. He also worked as Director of Scientific Information for the Department of the Navy based at the Office of Naval Technology. He specializes in signal communication.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been assigned to San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of 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

David Lyndon Woods Papers, MSS 2004-03-09, San José State University Library, Special Collections & Archives

Content Description

The David Lyndon Woods Papers consist of San Jose State College directories from the 1950s, a two-volume set of Woods' book, "Signaling and Communicating at Sea," copies of two of his other publications, and a souvenir from the 1951 Spartan Revelries.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

San Jose State College -- Students
Military history.
San José State University. Library. Special Collections & Archives


San José State College Student Papers 1949 - 1953


This series is organized chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This series consists of Blue Key Student Directories from when David Lyndon Woods attended school, and memorabilia from the 1951 Spartan Revalries. The memorabilia includes a customized souvenier can and the program for the event.
Box 1, Folder 1

Blue Key Student Directories 1949-1953

Box 1, Box 1

"Ye Gods!" Spartan Revelries of '51

Box 1

Souvenir Can of '51 Spartan Revelries "Ye Gods!" 1951


Personal Publications 1977 -1991


This series is organized chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This series includes various publications from David Lyndon Woods' life, including the abstract from his doctoral dissertation, a journal article, and two printed volumes.
Box 1, Folder 2

Abstract of The Evolution of Visual Signals on Land and Sea 1977

Box 1, Folder 3

Signaling and Communicating at Sea, Vol I and II 1980

Box 1, Folder 4

American Libraries and Domestic Technology Transfer 1991