The San Diego State University Foundation Collection (1943-2002) documents the operation and administration of the Foundation. Highlights include materials related to the College
Community Redevelopment Project, which seeks to provide more student housing, better public transportation, parking, and general
improvements to the college area. The collection consists of annual reports, meeting minutes, budget reviews, account disbursements,
correspondence, memorandums, by-laws, guidelines, and press releases, with particularly heavy documentation for the 1970s.
Established in 1943, San Diego State chartered the San Diego State University Foundation to provide and augment programs and
goals not financially supported by the State of California. Today, the Foundation promotes, administers, and provides funds
for research conducted by SDSU faculty and graduate students. As a non-profit auxiliary to SDSU, it administers approximately
1,000 grants and contracts annually, making it the largest auxiliary in the California State University system. It also oversees
real property development and management for the University. In 2004 the SDSU Foundation became the SDSU Research Foundation.
The Foundation's mission is to "further the educational, research and community service objectives of San Diego State University."
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.
This collection is open for research.