Guide to the Brage Golding Collection

Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Jarosz.
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Guide to the Brage Golding Collection 1967/1978

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Brage Golding Collection
Dates: 1967-1978
Identification: MS-0283
Creator: Golding, Brage, 1920-
Physical Description: 1.04 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Brage Golding was president of San Diego State University from 1972 to 1977. The period has often been described as a time of consolidation. The turmoil and student unrest of the late sixties were subsiding, and President Golding provided leadership as the institution turned to accept and meet new challenges.
During his five years at SDSU, the university did not make spectacular outward gains or external changes. The student body and faculty grew moderately, but no new building, facilities, or other programs were initiated. Despite this seeming lack of action, profound and significant internal changes took place. Under President Golding, standards of performance for the faculty were raised, requirements for promotion shifted towards scholarly performance, and administrative procedures were strengthened—all with Senate approval—so that, in effect, by the end of his five-year administration, San Diego State University had grown into the institution implied by its name. His indelible mark is seen across campus today.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

San Diego State University -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
San Diego State University -- Presidents -- Biography -- Sources

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Personal Name:

Golding, Brage -- Archives

Topical Term:

College presidents -- California -- San Diego -- Biography -- Sources

Administrative Information



Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Brage Golding Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Kent State University, Department of Special Collections and Archives:
Brage Golding, Papers, 1977-1982
San Diego State University Historical Collection
Walter R. Hepner Memorial Collection
Malcolm A. Love Papers
Thomas B. Day Papers
Samuel T. Black Memorial Collection
Edward Lawyer Hardy Memorial Collection

Arrangement of Materials:

Each series is filed chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, clippings and news releases, speeches, awards, and assorted miscellany.  It has been divided into two series: San Diego State University Files, and Other University Files.

Detailed List of Contents


San Diego State University Files 1967-1978

Box 1, Folder 1

Reports by Golding 1967, 1972-73, 1976

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence: President Hiring Process & Visits 1971-72

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence 1972

Box 1, Folder 4

Commencement Arrangements 1972

Box 1, Folder 5

Letters of Congratulation 1972

Box 1, Folder 6

Letters of Congratulation 1972

Box 1, Folder 7

Newspaper Clippings & Releases 1972

Box 1, Folder 8

Seventy-Fifth Founders' Day Program & Invitation 1972

Box 1, Folder 9

Advisory Board 1972, 1976-77

Box 1, Folder 10

Miscellaneous 1972-74, 1976-77

Box 1, Folder 11

Invitations to President & Mrs. Golding 1972-77

Box 1, Folder 12

Newspaper Clippings (San Diego Social Events) 1972-77

Box 1, Folder 13

Public Relation Correspondence 1972-77

Box 1, Folder 14

Commencement Arrangements 1973

Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence 1973

Box 2, Folder 1

Football 1973

Box 2, Folder 2

Invitations from President & Mrs. Golding 1973, 1976

Box 2, Folder 3

Proposed Talks 1973

Box 2, Folder 4

Addresses to San Diego State University Senate 1973, 1974, 1975

Box 2, Folder 5

Newspaper Clippings, Newsletters 1973-77, 1992

Box 2, Folder 6

Biographical Data 1974

Box 2, Folder 7

Commencement Arrangements 1974

Box 2, Folder 8

Football 1974

Box 2, Folder 9

Incoming & Outgoing Correspondence 1974

Box 2, Folder 10

Phi Beta Kappa 1974-76

Box 2, Folder 11

Commencement Arrangements 1975

Box 2, Folder 12

Football 1975

Box 2, Folder 13

Incoming & Outgoing Correspondence 1975

Box 2, Folder 14

Commencement Arrangements 1976

Box 2, Folder 15

Football 1976

Box 2, Folder 16

Hardy Memorial Tower Dedication 1976

Box 2, Folder 17

Hepner Hall Dedication Speech 1976

Box 2, Folder 18

Incoming & Outgoing Correspondence 1976

Box 2, Folder 19

Incoming & Outgoing Correspondence 1976

Box 2, Folder 20

Faculty ID & Membership Card 1977-78

Box 2, Folder 21

Football 1978

Box 2, Folder 22

Correspondence 1980


Other University Files 1968-1978

Box 3, Folder 1

Wright State Presidency 1968-72

Box 3, Folder 2

Wright State Remarks of Brage Golding 1971

Box 3, Folder 3

Wright State Correspondence 1972

Box 3, Folder 4

Wright State & Dayton Community Letter of Congratulation 1972

Box 3, Folder 5

Kent State Presidency 1977-78