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San José State University Special Collections and Archives Records
MSS.2017.10.17  
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  • Arrangement
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Materials

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Title: San José State University Special Collections and Archives Records
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2017.10.17
    Physical Description: 2 boxes (2 linear feet)
    Date (inclusive): 1958-2019
    Abstract: Records of San José State University Special Collections Department from the late 1950s to 2019.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into five series: Series I. Department Records, 1958-1981; Series II. Cathy Bissell Records, 1981-1991; Series III. Jack Douglas, 1986-1995; Series IV. Danelle Moon Records, 2004-2015, Series V. Craig Simpson Records, 2017-2019.

    Biographical / Historical

    The San José State University Department of Special Collections and Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to primary resources and rare materials that support the diverse teaching and research needs of undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, and the larger community. The Special Collections and Archives collects and houses maps, periodicals, manuscripts, art, photographs, film, rare books, and sound records materials related to the history, politics, and literature of the city of San José. The department also collects faculty publications, administrative records, photographs associated with the history of San José State University.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The 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

    San José State University Special Collections and Archives Records, MSS-2017-10-17, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed and finding aid encoded in EAD by Samira Habibi in November 2017. Series IV and V added by Kate Steffens in August 2019.

    Scope and Content

    The San José State University Special Collections and Archives Records collection is comprised of documents written, collected, and used by Special Collections and Archives Librarians between 1958 and 2015. The materials in this collection primarily reflect and document the daily operations of the Special Collections department. This collection consists of newspaper clippings, booklets, preliminary statements, newsletters, policies, department procedures, and exhibit posters.
    Series I consists of records created and maintained by the librarians who were in charge of the department between 1958 and 1985. Materials in Series II primarily relate to the years 1980 to 1991, when Cathy Bissell was head of the department. Series III primarily consists of materials created, collected, and used by Jack Douglas, who was Special Collections Librarian from 1986 to 2000. Series IV consists of a binder of procedural manuals, and a MPLP processing manual, both created under Danelle Moon, who was Special Collections Librarian from 2004-2015. Series V consists of exhibit posters created under Craig Simpson, who is the Director of Special Collections from 2017-the present.

    Related Materials

    San José State University and the San José Public Library System Joint Library Project Records, MSS-2009-08-05
    San José State University Library Records, MSS-2009-03-03

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    San José State University -- Special Collections & Archives
    San José State University -- Library