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San Jose State College Presidential Office Administrative Records
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Series I: General Files Bulk, 1950-1972 1899-1972 (bulk 1950-1972)

Physical Description: 27.0 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains budget reports, committee records, and administrative files. Also included are records chronicling the controversial decision to join an athletic conference in 1957; records of discrimination involving Greek societies, housing facilities, and hiring practices at San José State College; as well as the case of St. John Dixon. Dixon was one of three students expelled from Alabama State University after participating in a sit-in at a white lunch counter. He applied for admission to San José State and was initially denied. President Wahquist (1952-1964) and advocates for Dixon later intervened and he was admitted to San José State College.


This series is arranged chronologically by date range.
Box 1-13

Administrative Files & Correspondence 1899-1972

Box 14

Correspondence, Athletics Controversy 1933-1958

Box 15-25

General Files 1948-1972

Box 26

General Files, Interracial Prejudice Report 1950-1961

Box 27

General Files, St. John Dixon Case, and Discrimination in National Fraternities and Housing 1952-1960


Series II: Statistical Reports 1915-1935

Physical Description: 2.0 boxes
Box 28-29

Statistics Worksheets for President's Annual Reports 1915-1927