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Hardy (Edward Lawyer) Memorial Collection
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement Note
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Source of Acquisition
  • Accruals and Additions
  • Related Materials
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical Note

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
    Title: Edward Lawyer Hardy Memorial Collection
    Creator: Hardy, Edward Lawyer
    Identifier/Call Number: MS-0297
    Physical Description: 1.25 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1910-1951
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of correspondence, office files, and other records from Dr. Hardy's tenure as San Diego State College President.

    Arrangement Note

    Materials are filed alphabetically by folder title.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions 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.

    Source of Acquisition

    Materials in this collection were assembled by Library staff.

    Accruals and Additions

    1992, 1993, 1995

    Related Materials

    San Diego State University Historical Collection
    Walter R. Hepner Memorial Collection
    Malcolm A. Love Papers
    Thomas B. Day Papers
    Samuel T. Black Memorial Collection
    Brage Golding Collection

    Preferred Citation

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Edward Lawyer Hardy Memorial Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

    Biographical Note

    Dr. Hardy, a native of Michigan, moved to San Diego in 1906, and served for four years as principal of San Diego High School before serving as San Diego State's president from 1910-1935. Hardy and others induced the California state legislature to expand the program of the normal schools from two to four years and to change the name to state teachers colleges. These changes and the need to fill a four-year curriculum brought about doubled enrollments and a larger faculty. With this growth, the student body outgrew the capacity of the downtown campus, and President Hardy oversaw planning and construction of a new campus which was occupied in 1931. By the time of his retirement in 1935, the number of faculty had grown to 60 and the student enrollment to 1286.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Institutional Archives
    College presidents--California--San Diego
    High school principals--California--San Diego
    Hardy, Edward Lawyer--Archives
    San Diego State University--History--20th century--Sources
    San Diego State University--Presidents--Sources