The Samuel Thorburn Black Memorial Collection documents both Black and his presidency, and includes correspondence, financial records, annual reports, Pauline Black's
diaries, and a scrapbook of the trip Mr. Black and his daughter took around the world.
The first president of San Diego Normal School, Samuel T. Black was selected for the post by the Normal School's Board of
Trustees in October 1898. He served as president until 1910. Having previously been State Superintendent of Public Instruction,
and having had numerous other administrative and teaching appointments throughout California, he entered the position with
extensive experience. He brought professional activism and many solid connections in the educational world.
Some of these materials are in the public domain. However, 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
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This collection is open for research.