The San José State University and California State University Budget Office Records 1945-1989 (bulk 1960-1975) document the
administrative and financial activities of this branch of the university, which operates under the direction of the Associate
Vice President for Finance. The records consist of various SJSU and CSU budget reports, such as the CSU section of the Governor's
budget, minor construction budget requests, proposed 5-year capital overlays, and budget requests from the Associated Students.
The records also contain administrative and financial reports including topics such as CSU accreditation, library development
and campus structural maintenance. This collection is arranged into two series: Series I. SJSU and CSU Budget Reports, 1945-1978;
and Series II. SJSU and CSU Administrative and Annual Reports, 1950-1989.
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 José 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.
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