Guide to the San José State University Public Relations and Publications Records MSS.2009.03.11

Robert Donahue, 2009.
SJSU Special Collections & Archives
2009
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0028
special.collections@sjsu.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Title: San José State University Public Relations and Publications Records
creator: San José State University Public Relations and Publications Dept.
source: San José State University. Library. Special Collections & Archives
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2009.03.11
Physical Description: 24.0 boxes (23.42 linear feet)
Date (inclusive): 1942-2007
Abstract: The San José State University Public Relations and Publications Records, 1942-2007, are comprised primarily of newspaper clippings, photographic materials, press releases, faculty files, and newsletters created by the campus.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright is 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. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. 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 Public Relations and Publications Records, MSS-2009-03-11, San José State University Library Special Collections and Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Alicia Deadrick. Finding aid EAD encoded by Robert Donahue. Reviewed by Danelle Moon and Erin Louthen. Series V created and accruals added by Samira Habibi in March 2018.

Project Information

This finding aid was created as part of the Survey and Cataloging Project, a two-year San José State University Library grant project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The project began in 2008. The Project Director is Danelle Moon. The Project Archivist is Erin Louthen.

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 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. The Office of Public Relations and Publications was created in 1953 under the leadership of President John T. Wahlquist (1952-1964). The department created and disseminated news releases and announcements to the university community, including specific academic departments and the general public. The Public Relations and Publications Department is now known as San José State University's Office of Public Affairs and it continues to serve as the communication link to the campus and external community.

Scope and Content of Collection

The San José State University Public Relations and Publications records, 1942-2007, include newspaper clippings, press releases, photographic materials related to campus, faculty information with accompanying photographs, budget summaries, newsletters and informational brochures. Information documenting the 1965-1967 budget crisis is well-represented by files, newspaper clippings, summaries, and press releases. Newspaper clippings and press releases also chronicle the tumult of the late 1960s, including riots, protests, sit-ins, and campus demonstrations. Three newsletters are included in the collection, two of which were produced by San José State: San José State College/University News (1966-1977) and Campus Digest (1969-1971).

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into five series: Series I. Faculty Records, 1956-1967; Series II. Newsletters, 1942-1977; Series III. Newspaper Clippings and Press Releases, 1953-1971; Series IV. Chancellor's Office Releases, 1965-1978; and Series V. Photographic Materials, 1970-2007.

Related Materials

San Jose State University Office of University Relations records, MSS-2009-03-06.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

San José State University -- Public relations
San Jose State College -- Faculty
College publications -- California -- San Jose (Calif.)
College student newspapers and periodicals -- California -- San Jose (Calif.)
San José State University Public Relations and Publications Dept.
San José State University. Library. Special Collections & Archives

 

Series I. Faculty Records 1956-1967

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains general public relations files about San José State College faculty members. Each file includes information concerning a SJSC faculty member, such as degrees held, past work experience, family, and a photograph.
Box 1

Faculty Record Cards, "A-FE" 1956-1966

Box 2

Faculty Record Cards, "FI-LY" 1956-1967

Box 3

Faculty Record Cards, "MC-SPR" 1958-1967

Box 4

Faculty Record Cards, "STA-Z" 1958-1966

 

Series II. Newsletters 1942-1977

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Office of Public Relations and Publications was created in 1953 under the leadership of President John T. Wahlquist (1952-1964). This series consists of newsletters, two of which were produced by San José State and the third is a national educational newsletter entitled Impact (1959-1974). The department produced the Campus Digest (1969-1971) and San José State College News/San José State University News (1966-1977), which served as one of the primary communication vehicles for the campus. This series also includes publicity information regarding the 1964 election and Proposition 2, a ballot measure created to provide grant funding for campus building construction projects in the California State College system.

Arrangement

The series is arranged chronologically by publication.
Box 5

Campus Digest and Impact 1959-1974

Box 6

San José State College News 1966-1968

Box 7

San José State College News and San José State University News 1968-1972

Box 8

San José State University News 1973-1977

Box 9

San Jose State College Promotional Booklets 1942-1967

Box 10-16, 24

Series III. Newspaper Clippings and Press Releases 1953-1971

Series Scope and Content Summary

The bulk of the Public Relations and Publications Department records consist of newspaper clippings and press releases relating to events that occurred at San José State University over a 20-year period.

Arrangement

The series is arranged chronologically by date and alphabetically within each year.
Box 17-18

Series IV. Chancellor's Office, Board of Trustees, News Releases 1965-1978

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes news releases received by the San José State College Public Relations and Publications Department from the California State College's Chancellor’s Office. These news releases were distributed at the campus level and to the general public. Many of the announcements document the California budget crisis during this time period, as well as Governor Ronald Reagan's higher education policies, and the measures SJSC undertook to stay afloat during the economic downturn.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically.
 

Series V. Photographic Materials 1970-2007

Arrangement

This series is arranged into 11 sub-series.

Scope and Contents

This series consists primarily of slides and negatives that include the SJSU campus and campus life, as well as those used for several campus publications.
 

Campus Life 1980-ca. 2003

Box 19, Folder 1

Campus Life Photos (1 of 3) 1980-ca. 2003

Box 19, Folder 2

Campus Life Photos (2 of 3) 1980-ca. 2003

Box 19, Folder 3

Campus Life Photos (3 of 3) 1980-ca. 2003

 

Photography and Graphic Design Archives 1994-2007

Box 19, Folder 4

Alumni 2003-2006

Box 19, Folder 5

Back-up Disks 1994-2006

Box 19, folder 6

Campus 1999-2007

Box 19, Folder 7

Commencement 1996-2007

Box 19, folder 8

Facts and Maps 2003-2006

Box 19, folder 9

Homecoming 2005-2007

Box 19, folder 10

King Library 2001-2006

Box 19, Folder 11

Miscellaneous 2004-2007

Box 19, folder 12

Sesquicentennial (1 of 2) 2006-2007

Box 19, folder 13

Sesquicentennial (2 of 2) 2006-2007

Box 19, folder 14

Spartans in Desert 2006-2007

Box 19, Folder 15

Students and Staff 2001-2006

Box 19, Folder 16

Washington Square Magazine 1997-2005

 

San Jose Normal School

Box 19, Folder 17

San Jose State Normal School Photos (1 of 2)

Box 19, Folder 18

San Jose State Normal School Photos (2 of 2)

 

San Jose State University Subject Files 1970-1997

Box 19, Folder 19

Administration Negatives 1982-1987

Box 19, Folder 20

Administration of Justice Negatives 1986-1987

Box 19, Folder 21

Alumni Negatives (1 of 2) 1980-1988

Box 19, Folder 22

Alumni Negatives (2 of 2) 1980-1988

Box 19, Folder 23

Alumni Associations Negatives 1981-1990

Box 19, Folder 24

Alumni Association Membership Negatives 1981

Box 19, Folder 25

Art Negatives 1988

Box 19, Folder 26

Awards, Gifts, and Endowments Negatives 1982-1988

Box 19, Folder 27

Boccardo, Tau Delta Phi Negatives 1980

Box 19, Folder 28

Business, School of, Negatives 1985-1987

Box 20, folder 1

California Negatives 1982-1983

Box 20, Folder 2

California States University Negatives 1982-1984

Box 20, folder 3

Campus (Aerial Views) Negatives 1986

Box 20, folder 4

Campus (Artwork) Negatives 1981-1985

Box 20, folder 5

Campus (Buildings) Negatives 1975-1987

Box 20, Folder 6

Campus (General) Negatives (1 of 4) 1973-1988

Box 20, Folder 7

Campus (General) Negatives (2 of 4) 1973-1988

Box 20, Folder 8

Campus (General) Negatives (3 of 4) 1973-1988

Box 20, Folder 9

Campus (General) Negatives (4 of 4) 1973-1988

Box 20, Folder 10

Campus (Maintenance) 1985

Box 20, Folder 11

Campus (Tower Hall) 1980-1989

Box 20, Folder 12

Career Planning and Placement 1984

Box 20, folder 13

Classroom Situations Spring 1985

Box 20, Folder 14

Commencement 1972-1983

Box 20, Folder 15

Commencement 1998

Box 20, Folder 16

Construction and Demolition 1984-1985, 1990

Box 20, Folder 17

Dance 1981 and 1985

Box 20, Folder 18

Deans 1986-1989

Box 20, Folder 19

Dedications 1982-1984

Box 20, Folder 20

Dignitaries 1984-1985

Box 20, Folder 21

Dormitories May 1981

Box 20, folder 22

Engineering 1983-1990

Box 20, Folder 23

Entertainment 1981

Box 20, Folder 24

Foundry

Box 21, Folder 1

Fullerton 1989-1990

Box 21, folder 2

Golden Grads 1982, 1983, and 1986

Box 21, folder 3

Historical

Box 21, Folder 4

Homecoming 1981-1982

Box 21, Folder 5

Housing December 17, 1986

Box 21, Folder 6

Industrial Studies 1980-1989

Box 21, folder 7

International Center 1980-1989

Box 21, folder 8

L.A. Olympics Negatives 1984

Box 21, Folder 9

Lectures October 24, 1986

Box 21, Folder 10

Library (Clark) 1981-1982

Box 21, Folder 11

Library (Construction) 1979-1981

Box 21, Folder 12

Library (General) October 1984

Box 21, Folder 13

Library (Wahlquist) 1980-1983

Box 21, Folder 14

Marching Band Negatives (1 of 2) 1980-1983

Box 21, Folder 15

Marching Band Negatives (2 of 2) 1980-1983

Box 21, Folder 16

Mass Communications Negatives 1980 and 1985

Box 21, Folder 17

Meteorology Negatives 1985-1987

Box 21, Folder 18

Moss Landing Negatives 1980-1982

Box 21, Folder 19

Music Negatives 1980-1988

Box 21, Folder 20

News and Publications 1981-1983

Box 21, Folder 21

Nutrition and Food Service Negatives Fall 1988

Box 21, Folder 22

Open House Negatives 1982-1983

Box 21, folder 23

Past Presidents Negatives

Box 21, Folder 24

President's Function Negatives 1982

Box 21, Folder 25

Registration Negatives 1970-1983

Box 21, Folder 26

Recreational Center 1986-1989

Box 21, Folder 27

Research Negatives 1984

Box 21, Folder 28

ROTC Negatives 1981-1984

Box 21, Folder 29

San Jose City Negatives 1980-1988

Box 21, Folder 30

San Jose City Negatives 1997

Box 21, folder 31

Scholarships Negatives October 13, 1982

Box 21, Folder 32

Science Classroom Negatives 1981-1985

Box 21, Folder 33

Special Education Negatives 1972 and 1984

Box 21, Folder 34

Special Program Negative 1982-1984

Box 21, Folder 35

Sports Negatives 1981 and 1986

Box 21, folder 36

Sports (Men's) Negatives 1981 and 1983

Box 21, Folder 37

Sports (Women's) Negatives 1981-1990

Box 21, Folder 38

Stadium Negatives 1980

Box 22, folder 1

Staff Negatives (1 of 3) 1981-1988

Box 22, folder 2

Staff Negatives (2 of 3) 1981-1988

Box 22, folder 3

Staff Negatives (3 of 3) 1981-1988

Box 22, Folder 4

Steinbeck Center Negatives 1985

Box 22, Folder 5

"Still Lifes" Negatives 1985

Box 22, Folder 6

Students (Black) Negatives 1985

Box 22, Folder 7

Students (Disabled) Negatives 1984-1987

Box 22, Folder 8

Students (General) Negatives 1981-1987

Box 22, Folder 9

Students (Hispanic) Negatives 1985

Box 22, Folder 10

Students (Older) Negatives 1985

Box 22, Folder 11

Theater Arts Negatives 1980-1981

Box 22, Folder 12

University Night Negatives 1981-1982

Box 22, Folder 13

University Police Negatives 1980-1987

Box 22, Folder 14

Visiting Artists and Professors 1986-1987

Box 22, Folder 15

Wild Art Negatives 1980-1981

 

Slides 1980-1998

Box 22, folder 16

Slides (1 of 2) 1980-1989

Box 22, folder 17

Slides (2 of 2) 1980-1989

Box 22, Folder 18

Slides (1 of 2) 1997-1998

Box 22, folder 19

Slides (2 of 2) 1997-1998

 

Slides and Negatives 1995-1999

Box 22, Folder 20

Slides and Negatives 1995

Box 22, Folder 21

Slides and Negatives (1 of 2) 1998-1999

Box 22, Folder 22

Slides and Negatives (2 of 2) 1998-1999

 

Slides of Campus 1990-1999

Box 22, Folder 23

Slide of Campus (1 of 4) 1990-1998

Box 22, folder 24

Slide of Campus (2 of 4) 1990-1998

Box 23, Folder 1

Slides of Campus (3 of 4) 1990-1998

Box 23, Folder 2

Slides of Campus (4 of 4) 1990-1998

Box 23, Folder 3

Campus Negatives July 1999

 

Undated Negatives

Box 23, folder 4

Negatives (1 of 4)

Box 23, folder 5

Negatives (2 of 4)

Box 23, Folder 6

Negatives (3 of 4)

Box 23, folder 7

Negatives (4 of 4)

 

University Advancement 1995-1997

Box 23, folder 8

University Advancement Negatives (1 of 3) 1995-1997

Box 23, Folder 9

University Advancement Negatives (2 of 3) 1995-1997

Box 23, folder 10

University Advancement Negatives (3 of 3) 1995-1997

 

Viewbook 1995-2002

Box 23, Folder 11

Baseball Player Development Contract (PDC) Negatives

Box 23, folder 12

Bolanos Viewbook Negatives

Box 23, Folder 13

Negatives and Slides (1 of 2) 1995-1999

Box 23, Folder 14

Negatives and Slides (2 of 2) 1995-1999

Box 23, Folder 15

Negatives of JR, Maria, and Senga August 1999

Box 23, Folder 16

Rick Mackinnon August 1999 August 1999

Box 23, Folder 17

San Jose Catalog/Viewbook 2000-2002

Box 23, Folder 18

San Jose State University Basketball Viewbook Negatives 1995

Box 23, Folder 19

San Jose State University Viewbook/Catalog Negatives: Graduation May 1999

Box 23, Folder 20

Slides and Negatives of Stephanie Apache 1997

Box 23, Folder 21

San Jose State University Viewbook Profile Negatives: Debrah Cairness

Box 23, Folder 22

San Jose State University Viewbook Negatives: Disability

Box 23, Folder 23

San Jose State University Viewbook Negatives: Dwayne Farley August 8, 1995

Box 23, Folder 24

San Jose State University Viewbook Negatives: Fausto 1995

Box 23, Folder 25

San Jose State University Viewbook Negatives: Hispanic Women Group-Dorms

Box 23, Folder 26

San Jose State University Viewbook Negatives: Indian Res Woman 1995

Box 23, folder 27

San Jose State University Viewbook Negatives: Jerome 1995

Box 23, Folder 28

San Jose State University Viewbook Negatives: Kert Do July 1999

Box 23, folder 29

San Jose State University Viewbook Negatives: Marilynn Prez 1995

Box 23, folder 30

San Jose State University Viewbook Negatives: Nedney/Tattoo 1995

Box 23, Folder 31

San Jose State University Viewbook Negatives: Nguyen, Sang 1995

Box 23, Folder 32

San Jose State University Viewbook Negatives: Redela Culaton

Box 23, Folder 33

San Jose State University Viewbook Negatives: Rico Vargas

Box 23, Folder 34

San Jose State University Viewbook Negatives: Rodriquez 1997

Box 23, folder 35

San Jose State University Viewbook Negatives: Vahid Mansobi 1995

box 23, Folder 36

San Jose State University Viewbook Negatives: Women's Golf Team

Box 23, Folder 37

San Jose State University Viewbook Negatives: Yoko

 

Washington Square Magazine 2001

Box 23, Folder 38

Washington Square Magazine: Shark Art Slides (1 of 3) Winter 2001

Box 23, Folder 39

Washington Square Magazine: Shark Art Slides (2 of 3) Winter 2001

Box 23, folder 40

Washington Square Magazine: Shark Art Slides (3 of 3) Winter 2001