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Guide to the San Jose State College World War I and World War II Collection
MSS- 2010-05-03  
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The San Jose State College World War I and World War II Collection, 1914-1949 (bulk 1942-1948), consists of materials related to students and faculty who served in the armed forces during World War I and World War II. The collection consists of index card files, newspaper clippings, a USO scrapbook, service ledgers, and memorial flags. This collection is arranged into three series: Series I: Military Service Files, 1914-1918, 1940-1949; Series II: World War II Memorabilia, 1940s; and Series III: World War II Scrapbooks and Printed Matter, 1940-1949.
In 1857 the San Francisco Board of Education established Minns' Evening Normal School for current and prospective teachers in the city. Named after its principal, George W. Minns, the institution was formally established as the first California State Normal School by the State Legislature in 1862. A decade later, the Legislature voted to move the Normal School to San Jose, and the school relocated to its new home on Washington Square prior to the fall term of 1872. After a fire destroyed the Normal School building in 1880, the Legislature authorized $200,000 to construct a new building on the same site. Completed in 1881, the building was commonly referred to as the Second State Normal School. After several names and curriculum changes, Minns' Normal school is now San Jose State University, offering more than 134 bachelor's and master's degrees with 110 concentrations, and is recognized as one of the top public universities granting such degrees in the West.
7 boxes (11.17 linear feet)
Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the 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.
The collection is open for research.