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  • Conditions Governing Use
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  • Biographical Note

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
    Title: Ernest B. O'Byrne Papers
    Creator: O'Byrne, Ernest B. (Ernest Barbour O'Byrne)
    Identifier/Call Number: MS-0383
    Physical Description: 5.00 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1952-1975
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, library information, Education Opportunity Program information, and research.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  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 private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Preferred Citation

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Ernest B. O'Byrne Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

    Biographical Note

    Ernest Barbour O'Byrne, a native of Santa Fe, NM, was born May 18, 1920. He was educated in Colorado public schools, graduating from Greeley High in 1938. He received his AB in English from Colorado State College of Education in December 1941, and taught in the Crook and Boulder Public Schools until 1944, when he entered the U.S. Army Infantry as a Combat Medic, serving in Italy, where he sustained wounds that eventually cost him his leg.
    He was discharged in 1947, whereupon he pursued a master's degree in Secondary Education at Colorado State. After receiving this degree in 1948 he entered Stanford University, emerging three years later with a Ph.D. in Higher Education. During this period he was elected to membership in Blue Key, Kappa Delta Phi (Education), Pi Kappa Delta (Education), and Phi Delta Kappa (Speech.)
    In 1954 he joined the San Diego State administration as Dean of Educational Services and Summer Sessions, replacing Dr. Charles Lambden, who had been appointed Chairman of Business Administration. Dr. O'Byrne remained as dean of Educational Services until 1957, when he became vice-president of administration, a position he held until 1975. He helped establish KPBS, and supervised the operation of the Education Opportunity Program.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Personal Papers
    Deans (Education)--California--San Diego--Biography--Sources
    College administrators--California--San Diego--Biography--Sources
    Education--Study and teaching (Higher)--California--San Diego--History--20th century
    Education--Research--California--San Diego--History--20th century--Sources
    O'Byrne, Ernest Barbour, 1920---Archives
    San Diego State University--History--20th century--Sources