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San José State University Faculty Papers and Publications Collection
MSS-2010-05-02  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Organizational History
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Bibliography

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Title: San José State University Faculty Papers and Publications Collection
    creator: San José State University. Faculty
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS-2010-05-02
    Physical Description: 3 boxes (3.75 linear feet)
    Date (inclusive): 1900-2004
    Abstract: 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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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 purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    San José State University Faculty Papers and Publications Collection, 2010-05-02, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Jeannette Eaton. Finding aid EAD encoded by Jeannette Eaton. Reviewed by Danelle Moon (2010). Accruals were added to the collection in 2016 by Grace Song. Revisions made in 2020 by Jacob Rabinowitz.

    Organizational History

    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.

    Related Materials

    San José State University Directories, Guides and Handbooks Collections, MSS-2010-05-04, San José State University Special Collections and Archives.
    San José State University Student Publications Collection, MSS-2009-08-02, San José State University Special Collections and Archives.

    Scope and Contents

    The San José State University Faculty Papers and Publications Collection, 1900-2004, consists of various news clippings and papers by and about SJSU faculty. Also included are faculty members' publications including scholarly journal articles, academic papers, research papers, and several book drafts. The collection contains academic reviews and articles, newspaper clippings from the Spartan Daily and the San Jose Mercury News, and book listings with an emphasis on faculty publications. In addition, the collection includes biographical information on faculty, correspondence, administrative documents, personal notes/research, memorial and retirement service pamphlets, photographs, copies of the annual President's Scholars Address from 1974 to 1984, files on SJSU and the city of San Jose, and various SJSU program pamphlets.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into three series: Series I. Faculty Photographs; Series II. Faculty Papers, Clippings, and Correspondence; and Series III. Faculty Publications. All series are arranged alphabetically by last name.

    Bibliography

    Gilbert, Benjamin F., and Burdick, Charles. Washington Square, 1857-1979: The History of San José State University. San José, California: San José State University, 1980.
    San José State University. About SJSU. http://www.sjsu.edu/about_sjsu/
    Walsh, James P. San José State University: An Interpretive History, 1950-2000. San José,California: San José State University, 2003.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    San José State University -- Faculty
    San José State University -- History
    San José State University -- Faculty -- Biography
    San José State University -- Faculty -- Publications