The San José State University Faculty Papers and Publications Collection, 1900-2004, consists of various academic publications
including scholarly journals written by faculty members and other documents produced by and about them. The collection consists
of academic reviews and articles, newspaper clippings, and book listings with an emphasis on publications produced by faculty.
In addition, the collection includes faculty biographies, photographs, correspondence, program brochures, and miscellaneous
ephemera produced by and belonging to faculty.
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
José, 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 bachelors and master's degrees with 110 concentrations,
and is recognized as one of the top public universities granting such degrees in the West.
(3.75 linear feet)
Copyright has 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. Copyright restrictions
also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational
The collection is open for research.