Guide to the Edward Lawyer Hardy Memorial Collection

Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Jarosz.
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Guide to the Edward Lawyer Hardy Memorial Collection 1910/1951

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Edward Lawyer Hardy Memorial Collection
Dates: 1910-1951
Identification: MS-0371
Creator: Hardy, Edward Lawyer, 1868-1958
Physical Description: 1.25 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

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.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

San Diego State University -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
San Diego State University -- Presidents -- Sources

Genre/Form of Material:

Institutional Archives

Personal Name:

Hardy, Edward Lawyer -- Archives

Topical Term:

College presidents -- California -- San Diego
High school principals -- California -- San Diego

Administrative Information


1992, 1993, 1995

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.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

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

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

Arrangement of Materials:

Materials are filed alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Contents

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

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Advanced Standing Committee-Decisions 1918 - 26

Box 1, Folder 2

Annual Reports 1930 - 39, 1950 - 51

Box 1, Folder 3

Bank Material 1915 - 22

Box 1, Folder 4

California State Normal School

Box 1, Folder 5

Carnegie Commission

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence 1910 - 15

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence 1916 - 20

Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence 1921 - 35

Box 2, Folder 2

Graduation Resolutions n.d. 1915

Box 2, Folder 3

Enrollment Data 1917 - 20, 1920 - 30

Box 2, Folder 4

Financial Data

Box 2, Folder 5

"Johnson/Naud Scandal Case" 1929 - 30

Box 2, Folder 6

Hardy, Edward L.

Box 2, Folder 7


Box 2, Folder 8


Box 2, Folder 9

Presidents Meeting 1923

Box 2, Folder 10

"Proposed Agreement for Unification"

Box 2, Folder 11

Radio Speech: The College and the Depression March 23, 1933

Box 2, Folder 12

Real Estate 1922 - 23

Box 2, Folder 13

Receipts and Bill 1915 - 35

Box 2, Folder 14

Receipt for Hardy Portrait 1934

Box 2, Folder 15

Report of the President 1911 - 27

Box 3, Folder 1

Report on...Proposed Status March 1935

Box 3, Folder 2

Requests for Checks 1935

Box 3, Folder 3

School Data and Statistics 1929 - 33

Box 3, Folder 4

"Shrieber Case" 1929

Box 3, Folder 5

Special Report-Gymnasium 1932

Box 3, Folder 6

Speech and Article Notes n.d.

Box 3, Folder 7

State Normal Schools- National Statistics 1915 - 21

Box 3, Folder 8

"Storall/Anonymous Letter Case" 1931

Box 3, Folder 9

Summer School 1915

Box 3, Folder 10

Teaching Load Report Form C. 1924