Guide to the Aztec Shops Records

Finding Aid Authors: Jennifer Hollander.
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Guide to the Aztec Shops Records 1959/1996

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Aztec Shops Records
Dates: 1959-1996
Identification: MS-0309
Creator: Aztec Shops, Ltd.
Physical Description: 2.50 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Historical Note:

San Diego State University's Aztec Shops, Ltd. was incorporated in 1931 for the sole purpose of serving faculty, students, and staff at SDSU. The bookstore and food services originally operated out of a small, temporary headquarters before the current bookstore was built in 1958. The first portion of the dining commons was completed the same year, and replaced the only food service then available on campus. East Commons was added in 1961, West Commons in 1966, and Aztec Center was opened in 1968.
Aztec Shops is responsible for the operation of all on-campus commercial services. It is run by a board comprised of the University President, the President of Associated Students, four members nominated by the University President, and four members nominated by the Associated Students President. As a non-profit corporation, Aztec Shops' earnings are used primarily for providing larger facilities and inventories, as well as purchasing additional equipment.

Access Terms

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

Corporate Name:

Aztec Shops (Firm : San Diego, Calif.) -- Archives
Aztec Shops (Firm : San Diego, Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
College stores -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
San Diego (Calif.) -- Commerce -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
San Diego State University -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

Genre/Form of Material:

Institutional Archives

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, Aztec Shops Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

The Aztec Shops Records document the history of SDSU's bookstore and food services from 1959-1996.  It consists solely of paper records, and includes constitutions and by-laws, financial reports, operating budgets, board minutes, and copies of the employee manual. Also included are promotional booklets and flyers, mail order catalogs, catering flyers, annual reports, and the complimentary student planners distributed by the bookstore for many years. There is no filing order.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Employees Council, Manual 1974-1976, 1970, 1973-1974, 1978

Box 1, Folder 2

Report on Examination of Financial Statements 1968, 1971-1973

Box 1, Folder 3

Residence Hall Meal Ticket Proposal Booklet 1970-1971

Box 1, Folder 4

Orientations/Miscellaneous 1959-1983

Box 1, Folder 5

"Manager" Correspondence 1967-1970

Box 1, Folder 6

Brouchures/Flyers, Newspaper Clippings, Shopping Bags circa 1960-1992

Box 1, Folder 7

Faculty Authors 1993-1994

Box 1, Folder 8


Box 1, Folder 9

Financial Report (completed by McGladery and Pullen, CPA) June 30, 1991

Box 1, Folder 10

Periodic Financial Reports May, August, October 1995

Box 1, Folder 11

Operating Budget 1981-1982

Box 1, Folder 12

Operating Budget 1986

Box 1, Folder 13

Operating Budget 1987

Box 1, Folder 14

operating Budget 1992-1993

Box 1, Folder 15

Operating Budget 1994-1995

Box 1, Folder 16

Operating Budget 1995-1996

Box 1, Folder 17

Proposed Corporate Objectives 1973-1978

Box 2, Folder 1

Board Minutes (incomplete) 1994-1996

Box 2, Folder 2

Board Minutes (incomlpete) 1984-1990

Box 2, Folder 3

Board Minutes (incomplete) July 1981-April 1982

Box 2, Folder 4

Board of Directors July-December 1979

Box 2, Folder 5

Board of Directors July 1978-June 1979

Box 2, Folder 6

Board of Directors July 1977-June 1978

Box 2, Folder 7

Board of Directors July 1976-June 1977

Box 2, Folder 8

Board Minutes July 1975-June 1976

Box 2, Folder 9

Board Minutes January-June 1975

Box 2, Folder 10

Board Minutes July-December 1974

Box 2, Folder 11

Board Minutes January-June 1974

Box 2, Folder 12

Board Minutes July-December 1973

Box 2, Folder 13

Board Minutes January-June 1973

Box 2, Folder 14

Board Minutes June-December 1972