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Special Collections and Archives, San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, California 95192-0028
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Email: special.collections@sjsu.edu
Collections with online items: 2
Physical collections: 179
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AIDS Resources, Information & Services (ARIS) Records

The AIDS Resources, Information & Services (ARIS) Records, 1986-2003 (1990-2001), document the services, publicity efforts and internal functioning of the ARIS volunteer foundation which provided information, resources and support for AIDS & HIV positive patients in Santa Clara County. ARIS...

 
Alquist (Alfred E.) Papers

Alfred E. Alquist (Democrat) served the California State Legislature as an Assemblyman from 1963 to 1966 and as a Senator from 1967 to 1996. Alquist represented Assembly District 24 and Senate Districts 11 and 13. He authored several bills on...

 
American Militaria Collection

This collection consists of militaria belonging to various service-members in the WWII and Cold War eras. Included are: the lapel pins and certification cards of WWII Merchant Mariner William H. Pabst Jr.; a WWII-era Army Medical Department First Aid Kit...

 
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Black Americana Collection

The Black Americana Collection 1887-2008 (bulk 1980-2000) is a collection of photographs, printed materials, textiles, and three-dimensional objects. The formats include historic postcards, news clippings, programs, sheet music, textiles, dolls, and figurines related to the African American experience. Some of...

 
Burdick (Charles B.) Military History Collection

The Charles B. Burdick Military History Collection, 1914-1984 (bulk 1939-1966), represents the research files and collections amassed by military historian and SJSU history professor, Charles B. Burdick. The collection documents the history of World War I and World War II....

 
Burdick, (Charles B.) War Poster Collection

The Charles B. Burdick War Poster Collection 1914-1979 (bulk 1914-1945) is a graphic art collection of posters documenting World War I and World War II. The collection consists of over 1,400 posters created by both the United States and foreign...

 
Byrne (John) Collection

Friends of Irish Freedom (FOIF), the American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic (AARIR), the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), the (Dublin, Ireland), the Irish Republican Prisoners and Soldiers Dependents Fund, and the Celtic Cross Association are...

 
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California and San José State University Master Plan for Higher Education Records

The California and San José State University Master Plan for Higher Education Records (1954-1987 [bulk 1958-1962]) document the 1960 California Master Plan for Education and the 1962 San José State University Campus Master Plan. The records consist of newspaper clippings,...

 
California State University Board of Trustees Records

The California State University Board of Trustees Records (1961-1968) document the governances and administrative activities of the Board of Trustees. The records consist primarily of meeting minutes and resolutions, as well as administrative articles, correspondence, and directives representing revisions made...

 
California Stereograph Collection

The California Stereograph Collection consists of seventy-eight cards published by the Keystone View Company, Underwood & Underwood, the Union View Company, and other small publishing houses. Stereograph views were produced in the millions by photographers all over the world....

 
Carlisle (Hugh T.) Collection

The Hugh T. Carlisle Collection (1826-1924, bulk 1861-1924) documents the life of Hugh T. Carlisle, a Civil War soldier and veteran. The collection contains correspondence, journals, legal records related to his military pension and property transactions, newspaper clippings, and a...

 
Chinese American Women's Club of Santa Clara Co. Records

The Chinese American Women's Club of Santa Clara County Records (1962-1999) documents the activities of a civic club whose mission is to "preserve Chinese culture and traditions and serve [the] community where needed." The collection materials include correspondence, meeting...

 
Civil War Centennial Publications Collection

The Civil War Centennial Publications Collection, (1914-1987, bulk 1961-1964) contains various publications referencing the American Civil War Centennial. The public commemoration of the Civil War passed by Congress in 1957 also created the United States Civil War Centennial Commission. The...

 
Civilian Conservation Corps

The Civilian Conservation Corps(CCC) Collection, 1933-1997 (bulk 1933-1942) documents the work relief program estabilished by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) during the New Deal Era. The CCC employed young men between the ages of 18 to 24 to provide manual...

 
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De Vincenzi (John) Papers

The John De Vincenzi Papers document De Vincenzi's activities as the chair of the Gallery Advisory Committee to the San José Fine Arts Commission. The committee advocated for, planned, and managed the development of the San José Civic Gallery--now known...

 
DeFrank (Billy) LGBT Silicon Valley Community Center Records

On March 1, 1981 the Billy DeFrank Center opened its doors. Billy DeFrank LGBT Silicon Valley Community Center was organized in response to the housing discrimination that gays and lesbians faced in Santa Clara County. The Billy DeFrank LGBT Silicon...

 
Delphian Study Club Records

The Delphian Study Club Records (1931-2007) document the San Jose Delphian Club's history and activities. The Delphian Study Club originally formed as a chapter of the Delphian Society, which was founded in Chicago around 1910 to promote education of women...

 
Diane Solomon Civil Rights and Viet Nam War Era Button Collection

The Diane Solomon Civil Rights and Viet Nam War Era Button Collection represent the history of social and political movements during the 1960s and 1970s. Political buttons have been used for centuries as a means to support political candidates and...

 
Diridon (Rod) Papers

This collection documents 20 years of Rod Diridon’s public service. Diridon served six terms as the chairperson of both the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and the Santa Clara Transit Board. Diridon is best known as the “father” of...

 
Duncan (Dr. Carl) and Patricia Whiting Papers

The Carl D. Duncan and Patricia Whiting Papers collection consists of the personal papers of Patricia (neé Carpio) Whiting and a portion of letters written between Whiting and Dr. Carl D. Duncan from 1964 to 1966. The letters not only...

 
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East Palo Alto Women's Club Records

The East Palo Alto Women's Club Records consists of administrative records and artifacts documenting the club's activities from 1917-1995 (bulk 1920-1955). The collection contents include standard organizational formats such as minute record books, community service records, the organization's constitutions and...

 
Edwards (Don) Congressional Papers

Don Edwards Congressional Papers document his thirty-two year tenure (1963-1995) in the United States House of Representatives (Calif.). Elected in 1962 (D), Edwards represented San José, Gilroy, and Morgan Hill, and parts of Milpitas and other unincorporated areas of Santa...

 
Eta Sigma Lambda Fraternity Records

Records in this collection document the structure, finances, history, culture, and charitable contributions of the Alpha Phi Alpha alumni chapter Eta Sigma Lambda, which is based in San José, California. Materials of this collection were collected and donated by Eta...

 
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Far East Asia Collection

The Far East Asia Collection consists of a collection of books, scrolls, and other artifacts believed to have been donated by Miss Ethel Swiger. Miss Swiger graduated from San Jose State College in 1934 and received her credential in librarianship...

 
Favela (Ricardo) Royal Chicano Air Force Poster Collection

The Royal Chicano Air Force Poster Collection was donated by artist and activist, Ricardo Favela in 2005. The Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), a Sacramento-based Chicano artist collective was established in 1969 by José Montoya, Esteban Villa, Juanishi Orosco, Ricardo...

 
Fine Press Promotional Literature Collection

The Fine Press Promotional Literature Collection, 1979-2010 (bulk 1985-1998) consists of the publicity literature mailed out to advertise fine books printed by Arion Press, The Book Club of California, The Yolla Bolly Press, and other Californian private presses during the...

 
First Class of San Jose State Normal School Research Records

The First Class of San Jose State Normal School Research Records, 1827-2009 (bulk 1827-1922 ) was compiled by SJSU Emeritus Professor of History, James P. Walsh. This research collection originated from his earlier publication One and the Same: The History...

 
Flaherty (John M.) Collection: Japanese Internment Records

The War Relocation Authority (WRA), together with the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA), the Civil Affairs Division (CAD) and the Office of the Commanding General (OFG) of the Western Defense Command (WDC) operated together to segregate and house some 110,000...

 
Fowler (Harlan D.) Papers

The Harlan D. Fowler Papers (1920-1980) document the career of Harlan D. Fowler, inventor and aviation engineer. Fowler is recognized for inventing the Fowler flap, a variable area wing high-lift device for aircraft still used on most commercial airplanes today....

 
Freimark (Robert) Collection

The Robert Freimark Collection, 1952-2007 [bulk 1950-1960] is a small representation of the creative work of the San Francisco Bay Area artist. Friemark's work in abstract expressionism and figurative art reflects his interest in Mexican culture as well as social...

 
French (Gerald L.) Photograph Collection

The Gerald L. French Photograph Collection documents the San Jose State College West Coast Nature School held in Death Valley in 1958. The early field school took place in Big Basin in 1931. Several San Jose State College natural science...

 
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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Periodicals Collection

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Periodicals Collection (1968-2003) contains a variety of periodicals that document the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) movement. The place of origin for a majority of these periodicals is California, with the remainder originating...

 
George (Noelle Bobbe) Collection

The Noelle Bobbe George Collection consists of memorabilia collected by San Jose State College alumna Bobbe George (1950) and her mother, Stella Onah Bunch-Hillis (1913). The collection includes normal school documents, teaching certificates, class reunion literature, three-dimensional artifacts, textiles, and...

 
German (Robert A.) Collection

The collection contains architectural project files, blueprints, professional records, academic papers, portfolios, and biographical files that encompass the professional achievements of Robert Alan German (1957-2004). German, a San Jose State University (SJSU) alumnus, was a prolific Bay Area architect and...

 
Gilbert (Benjamin F.) Research Papers

The Benjamin F. Gilbert Research Papers (1953-1979 [bulk 1957-1970]) consist of the manuscripts and research notes of Dr. Gilbert, author of and co-author of The papers also contain correspondence from SJSU interim President Hobert W. Burns and faculty members regarding...

 
Golden Gate Bridge Collection

This collection contains materials from the Golden Gate Bridge Exhibit that was on display in the Martin Luther King Jr. Library from November 2012 to March 2013. The collection consists of various printed materials that include a photo essay, a...

 
Goldworth (Amnon) Research Collection

The Amnon Goldworth Research Collection represents the research conducted by SJSU Philosophy Professor Amnon Goldworth to produce a single manuscript of the major philosophical works of British philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). This collection consists of photocopies from Bentham’s papers, held...

 
Gonzales (Ronald R.) Administrative Papers

The Mayor Ron Gonzales Administrative Papers documents the political career of Ron Gonzales. Gonzales contributed to Santa Clara County politics, first serving two terms as the Mayor of Sunnyvale (1979-1987), and an eight-year term on the Santa Clara County Board...

 
Gordon (John C.) Photographic Collection

The John C. Gordon Photographic Collection documents the history of San José and the Santa Clara Valley from 1910 to 1963. The collection consists of 6,000 photographic prints and 187 panorama prints. The photographic prints are organized by subject, covering...

 
Gordon (John C.) Photographic Negative Collection

The John C. Gordon Photographic Negatives Collection documents the history of San José and Santa Clara Valley from 1905-1950 (bulk 1920-1945). The collection consists of approximately 15,000 glass plate, acetate and nitrate negatives. The negatives are arranged by index number,...

 
Gunderson (Norman O.) Collection

This collection is comprised of professional materials, periodicals, ephemera, correspondence and photographs documenting Norman O. Gunderson's significant career as dean of School of Engineering at San Jose State University (1955-1970), as director of Masters Degree Program in Cybernetic Systems (1970),...

 
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Hammer (Susan) Papers

This collection documents the two-term administration of Susan Hammer, who served as Mayor of San Jose between the years 1990 and 1998. She is known for her commitment to improving public safety, education, and access to the arts. The collection...

 
Hart (Brooke) Kidnapping Newspaper Collection

The Brooke Hart Kidnapping Newspaper collection provides newspaper documentation of the murder of Brooke Hart, which took place on November 9, 1933 and the subsequent lynching of the perpetrators, John Maurice Holmes and Thomas Harold Thurmond on November 26, 1933...

 
Hayes (Janet Gray) Papers

In 1974 Janet Gray Hayes became mayor of San Jose, California and the first female elected to the office of mayor of a large American city. She was overwhelmingly reelected to a second term, and served as mayor until 1982....

 
Heron (Edith H.) Collection

The Edith Harvey Heron Collection (1895-1980) documents this California artist's professional work and history. The collection includes watercolors, drawings, etchings, miscellaneous art, prints, newspaper articles, pamphlets, photographs, and professional records. The materials provide background information on Heron's artistic interests...

 
Hirsch (Fred) Ephemera Collection

The Fred Hirsch Ephemera collection documents local civil rights activist organizations in San Jose and Santa Clara County. This collection documents the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the National Farmworkers Association, and Santa Clara County Friends of SNCC, the...

 
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Irish Publications Collection

The Irish Publications Collection, (1820-1921) consists of various publications and reports created between 1820-1921.The subject matter represented inclue education of the poor, tenant rights, the formation of the Republic of Ireland in 1919, and the Irish Republic Army. The Irish...

 
Italian World War I Collection

The Italian World War I Collection (1914-1922, bulk 1914-1919), consists of English translations of several Italian newspapers and speech transcriptions from the Italian Senate; the upper house of the Italian legislature. The newspapers and speech records detail Italy's involvement in...

 
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Japanese Wood Engravings and Brush Paintings Collection

The Japanese Wood Engravings and Brush Paintings Collection, 1791-1958, consists of thirty-four color wood engravings created by Japanese artists from the mid 1800s to the 20th century, and three brush paintings created by artist Shuho Kawashima in 1958. This collection...

 
Jean Holloway Collection

This collection contains typed manuscripts and handwritten creative works by screenwriter and San Jose State College alumna Jean Holloway. Screenplays, poetry, radio scripts and some assignments from her time in college encompass the majority of the collection.

 
Jones (Geraldine McGrady) Collection

The Geraldine McGrady Jones Collection is a small 20th century family collection that documents ordinary family life in Los Gatos, California. This collection consists of typed and handwritten creative writing works by Geraldine McGrady Jones, family photographs, a collection of...

 
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Kendall (Paul W.) Papers

The Paul W. Kendall Papers, 1917-1963 (bulk 1939-1950), documents Kendall's military service from World War II to the 1950's. Included in the collection are scrapbooks depicting military personnel, military bases, and non-combat military activities. The Kendall collection includes other military...

 
Kessler (Friedolin Edward) Art Collection

Artist, Friedolin Kessler (1913-1995) was born in St. Louis, Missouri and studied art at Washington University in St. Louis. Following art school he settled in California, initially working as an artist for the Civil Conservation Corps (CCC). With his wife...

 
Keystone Stereocard Collection

The Keystone Stereocard Collection contains 600 stereocards published by the Keystone View Company. Stereocards were a very popular entertainment medium from the late 1880s to the 1970s. Half of the cards in this stereocard collection are targeted towards young children....

 
King (Thomas M.) Papers

The Thomas (Tom) M. King Papers document King's commitment to historic preservation in San Jose, California. The bulk of the collection documents King's work with the San Jose Survey of Historic & Archaeological Sites from 1973 to 1974, which resulted...

 
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Ladder Periodical Collection

The Ladder Periodical Collection consists of incomplete magazine issues from the dating between the years 1963-1966. These magazines were very important to the acceptance of homosexuality in the United States during the 1960s and1970s. was published by the Daughters of...

 
Landscapes Glass Plate Negatives Collection

The Landscapes Glass Plate Negatives Collection contains 299 original glass plate negatives of various late 19th century geographic landscapes and locations taken by an unknown photographer circa 1850-1886. The negatives represented include 252 images of New Zealand, including the now...

 
Langum (David J., Sr.) Legal Papers

The David J. Langum, Sr. Legal Papers, 1968-1978 document Langum's ten-year tenure in San José, California as a practicing attorney and resident. The papers consist of complete legal files and a sampling of other legal cases. Langum is a lawyer,...

 
League of Women Voters, San Jose/Santa Clara Chapter Records

The League of Women Voters, San Jose/Santa Clara Chapter Records, 1945-2011 consist of administrative records, political studies and action materials, which include subject specific legislation, government records, voter and election data and reports, as well as convention and meeting records...

 
Locke (Sarah) Family Collection

The Sarah Locke Family Collection, 1865-2004 (bulk 1879-1948), is a small collection documenting the life of San Jose Normal School graduate Sarah Locke (1879, 1880) and her family. The collection consists of a few books, journals and notes of Sarah...

 
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Markham (Edwin) Collection

The Edwin Markham Collection (1898-1994) includes a variety of documents and photographs chronicling the life of Edwin Markham, noted poet and San Jose Normal School graduate. This artificial collection includes newspaper clippings, printed poems and pamphlets, photographs, and limited...

 
Matthews (Glenna) Oral History Collection

The Glenna Matthews Oral History Collection, 1986-2000 (bulk 1998-2000), consists of thirty-seven oral history interviews and transcriptions. Historian, Glenna Matthews, conducted these interviews as part of the research for her book, (2003). Matthews' study originated from her dissertation, which she...

 
McIntosh Black (Margaret E.) Collection

The Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black Collection consists of photographs, tintypes, correspondence, and artifacts. McIntosh Black graduated from the California State Normal School in December of 1884. The collection features several photographs and tintypes, including one of Minnie Palmer, the famous...

 
McKenna (Dianne) papers

The Dianne McKenna papers document a portion of her political career as Mayor and City Council Member of Sunnyvale from 1977-1984, and her work on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (SCCBS), serving from 1985-1996. The collection spans 1980-1996,...

 
Melendy (H. Brett) Oral History Collection

The H. Brett Melendy Oral History Collection documents the experiences of various university administrators and faculty through oral history interviews. The interviewees include SJSU Presidents Jack Bunzel, Robert D. Clark, Gail Fullerton, and John T. Wahlquist, as well other university...

 
Mineta (Norman) Papers 1961-2001

The Norman Mineta Papers, 1961-2001 (bulk 1975-1995) document the long-term political career of Norman Mineta. Mineta began his career in local politics as a member of the San José City Council in 1967 and served as mayor from 1971-1975. Mineta...

 
Miscellaneous Journals and Manuscripts Collection

The Miscellaneous Journals and Manuscripts Collection contains two business journals that document the F. Kuchenbeiser's Works, a San Jose foundry company, a Portuguese Fraternal Benefit Society, a newspaper clippings journal documenting World War I as well as miscellaneous manuscripts related...

 
Mishoff (Willard O.) Library Science Literature Collection

The Willard O. Mishoff Library Science Literature Collection 1875 - 1967 (bulk 1920-1959) contains a variety of published and unpublished materials disseminated to American libraries and practicing librarians to aid them in collection development, reference, circulation, and cataloging services. Typical...

 
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National Organization for Women, San José/South Bay Chapter Records

NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. The South Bay Chapter was founded in 1970, followed by the San José Chapter in 1972. The San José Chapter absorbed the South Bay chapter in 1978, creating...

 
National Propaganda Collection

The National Propaganda Collection, 1933-1947 (bulk 1937-1940), documents English-language propaganda directed towards the United States in the years before, during, and after World War II. The records consist of pamphlets and booklets produced by or on behalf of Italy, Japan,...

 
Nurkse (Peter) Digital Collection

The Peter Nurkse Digital Collection (1846-1906, bulk 1906) is a small collection of digital images donated by Peter Nurkse. The collection contains digital reproductions of the works of early California artists' D.H Goddar and C.R. Parson's and well-known California photographer...

 
NWPC-Santa Clara County Chapter Records

This collection documents the Santa Clara County Chapter of the National Women's Poltical Caucus, 1973-2002. It consists of adminstrative and financial records, meeting minutes, membership directories, candidate interviews, ephemera, decorative aprons, and a banner.

 
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One Inc. Magazine Collection

The One Inc. Magazine Collection 1953-1982 (Bulk: 1953-1967) includes One Institute Quarterly: Homophile Studies (1958-1965); Mattachine Review (1956-1962); and One Magazine (1953-1967, 1972), as well as miscellaneous bibliographies and articles. One Inc. was founded in 1952 and in 1953 incorporated...

 
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Peer Gynt Costume Illustration Collection

This collection is comprised of 43 original costume illustrations used for the San Jose State College production of Henrik Ibsen’s , which was presented during the college’s Diamond Jubilee on May 21st, 1937. These costume designs were produced by students...

 
Performing Arts Program Collection

The Performing Arts Program Collection documents theater productions from venues in New York, San Francisco, and San Jose between the years 1894-1941. The programs consist of orchestra, theater, symphony, opera, and recital programs. Each one is compiled with event details,...

 
Photographs of Italian Ivories, Sculptures and Paintings / George E. Stone

The George E. Stone Photographic Collection, a three-volume set entitled "Ivories, Sculptures and Paintings," documents Italian artwork prior to World War II (c.1941). Stone visited museums in Florence, Italy, and photographed selected early religious artworks, particularly, renderings of "the Holy...

 
Pisano (Rocci G.) Collection

The Rocci G. Pisano Collection consists of faculty service awards and commemorative flags collected by Dr. Rocci G. Pisano, Professor Emeritus at San José State University. After teaching biology at San José State for thirty years, Dr. Pisano dedicated the...

 
Poetry Journals and Chapbooks Collection

The Poetry Journals and Chapbooks Collection provides a representative sample of the poetry published in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s. The collection includes poetry chapbooks and journal issues, literary catalogs, publishing guides, magazine and press directories,...

 
Porsche (Mark) Papers

The Mark Porsche Papers (1989-1992) document Porsche's organization of the Gay Pride Parade Celebration of San Jose and his work on the Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose and the California Association of Pride, Inc. The collection includes correspondence,...

 
Poyadue (Florene S.) Papers

Shortly after her fourth child was diagnosed with Down's syndrome, Florene Stewart Poyadue became involved with Parents Helping Parents (PHP), a Santa Clara Valley based local support network for parents of disabled children. Under her direction, Poyadue transformed PHP from...

 
Pratt (Lowell Clark) Collection

The Lowell Clark Pratt Collection, 1959-1963 (bulk 1960-1962) contains personal correspondence written (typed) by Lowell Clark Pratt to his daughter Lucia Gilbertson and her family, a few family photographs and news clippings, and includes excerpts from these letters complied...

 
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Regan (Bill) Photograph Collection

The Bill Regan Photograph Collection documents San Jose State University (SJSU) from 1937 to 1953. The images chronicle a variety of campus events, sports, students, staff and faculty members. The collection consists of photographs and negatives.

 
Reynolds, Judy Papers

In the 1960s, librarians in the California State University and Colleges System were one of three academic employee groups along with teaching faculty and student affairs officers. Librarians were the only group of academic employees on a different and lower...

 
Robert H. Willey Legal Collection

The collection of Robert H. Willey contains records pertaining to Willey’s law practice in Monterey County from 1879-1916. The first series consists of records documenting various Willey family legal transactions. Series two consists of a variety of legal records that...

 
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Sahl (Ted) Collection

This collection documents the career of photojournalist Theodore (Ted) Sahl. Sahl spent the majority of his career documenting social and political events in the Bay Area. The bulk of this collection documents his photographic work with the gay and lesbian...

 
Sahl (Ted) Social Justice Collection

The Ted Sahl Social Justice Collection represents the work of local photojournalist Theodore Sahl (Ted). A long term resident of San José, Sahl, documented social, political, and cultural events in the Bay Area through photography. His early work largely focused...

 
San Diego LGBT Magazine Collection

This collection contains issues of the San Diego Gay Times/Gay & Lesbian times from its first issue in 1988 through the year 2009. The magazine focused on news and events surrounding the San Diego LGBT community as well as the...

 
San José State College Academic Deans' Council Records

The San José State College Academic Deans' Council Records (1956-1964) document the administrative responsibilities of the Academic Deans' Council. The records consist of new course proposals, council meeting minutes and agendas, curriculum reports, meeting minutes of the College Council, and...

 
San José State College Patrons Association Collection

The San Jose State College Patrons Association Collection, 1933-1966, a division of the California Congress of Parents and Teachers, documents the history of the organization over a thirty-year period. The collection consists of history and publicity scrapbooks pertaining to the...

 
San José State College Presidential Office Administrative Records

The San José State College Presidential Office Administrative Records (1899-1970 [bulk 1950-1970]) document the general administrative functions of the Office of the President. The records consist of budget reports, committee files, photographs, and correspondence. Also included are materials pertaining to...

 
San José State Normal School and San Jose State Teachers College Course Catalogs Collection

The San Jose State Normal School and San Jose State Teachers College Course Catalogs Collection, 1872-1935, documents the school's curriculum and coursework over a sixty-year period. The collection includes fall, spring and summer session catalogs, as well as catalogs for...

 
San José State Normal School Principals and Early Presidents Records

The San José State Normal School Principals and Early Presidents Records(1862-1915)[bulk 1907-1915], document the early history of the Normal School from 1862-1915. The collection consists of correspondence ledgers, general correspondence, and also includes a diary written by Principal Ahira Holmes...

 
San José State Normal School Teaching Tools Collection

The San José State Normal School Teaching Tools Collection (1896-1927), consists of various teaching materials used to educate young children at the Normal Training School. The collection includes Friedrich Froebel's as well as sewing and reading cards and other manipulative...

 
San José State University Academic Council Records

The Academic Council Records, 1961-1972, document the history and administrative responsibilities of the Academic Council, a precursor to the Academic Senate. The records consist of council budgets, correspondence, meeting minutes, assorted California State University (CSU) information bulletins, and a CSU...

 
San José State University Academic Senate Records

The SJSU Academic Senate Records, 1952-2004 (bulk 1970-1999), document the history and administrative responsibilities of the Academic Senate. The records consist of general, administrative and committee files, budget reports and correspondence, as well as newspaper clippings and audio tapes. The...

 
San José State University and California State University Budget Office Records

The San José State University and California State University Budget Office Records 1945-1989 (bulk 1960-1975) document the administrative and financial activities of this branch of the university, which operates under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Finance. The...

 
San José State University and the San José Public Library System Joint Library Project Records

The San José State University and the San José Public Library System Joint Library Project Records, 1994-2005 (bulk 1998-2000) document the planning and construction of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, the first joint venture between a university and...

 
San José State University Archives Directories, Guides & Handbooks Collection

The San José State University Archives Directories, Guides & Handbooks, 1920-1997 (bulk 1941-1976) consists of handbooks and directories targeted to students, faculty and staff. The directories contain address and telephone lists of students, staff, and faculty. The handbooks, mostly produced...

 
San José State University Archives Photograph Collection

This collection consists of a variety of visual materials, primarily photographic prints, depicting the buildings, people, and events of San José State University, San José, and Santa Clara County.

 
San José State University Archives Publications Collection

The San José State University Archives Publications Collection, 1925-2009 (bulk 1960-1990), documents faculty, state and miscellaneous publications. Created by numerous entities and organizations over an 80-year time period, the collection consists of a variety of print formats including brochures, magazines,...

 
San José State University Art Department Records

The San José State University Art Department Records, 1942-1963 (bulk 1951-1959), document the department's course curriculum, as well as art exhibits created by students. The records consist of miscellaneous brochures, pamphlets, course catalogues, flyers, and art ephemera. This collection is...

 
San José State University Associated Students Records

The San José State University Student Council, also known as the Associated Students (A.S.), formed in 1897 as a student club. The Student Council and the Student Court served as the executive and judicial body of student government on campus....

 
San José State University Aviation Department Records

The San José State University Aviation Department Records 1938-1994 (bulk 1951-1976), include reports and publications concerning test fuel cells for the aviation department, newspaper articles and publications concerning the San José State University Aviation Department, and the Flying 20, a...

 
San José State University Campus Buildings Records

The San José State University Campus Buildings Records, 1903-1999 (bulk 1960-1995), document the history of major campus buildings and landmarks, including Tower Hall, Spartan Memorial Chapel, the Scheller House, Dwight Bentel Hall and other departmental buildings. The records consist of...

 
San José State University Campus Events Collection

The San José State University Campus Events Collection, 1925-2007 (bulk 1950-1970) documents university and student sponsored events, such as Spardi Gras, Homecoming, and the Centennial and Sesquicentennial celebrations of the university. The records consist of print materials such as scrapbooks,...

 
San José State University Chicano Oral History Collection

This collection consists of audio and video tapes and transcripts of interviews with San José area Chicano community leaders and activists. The oral history project was conducted by the Mexican American Studies Program and the Chicano Library Research Center at...

 
San José State University Civil Rights and Campus Protest Collection

The San José University Civil Rights and Campus Protest Collection, 1967-1990 (bulk 1968-1970), documents the civil unrest that occurred during the civil rights and anti-Vietnam movements at San José State during the 1960s and the 1970s. Between 1968-1972, college campuses...

 
San José State University Commencement & Honors Convocations Records

The San José State University Commencement & Honors Convocation Records, 1889-2009 (bulk 1956-1968) consist of programs, event planning paperwork, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks and correspondence for the university's commencement and honors convocation ceremonies. A small number of photographs and negatives are...

 
San José State University Continuing Education Program Records

The San José State University Continuing Education Records (1954-1998 [bulk 1971-1981]) consist of general files, newspaper clippings, fliers, posters, brochures, and handbooks. The materials in the collection offer a glimpse into the activities, classes, and events offered through the Continuing...

 
San José State University Dean of Academic Planning Records

The San José State University Dean of Academic Planning Records (1967-1980) document the activities of the Dean of Academic Planning and the Academic Planning & Budget Division, which today is known as the Office of the Vice Provost. The records...

 
San José State University Engineering Department Records

The San José State University Engineering Department Records, 1946-1973 (bulk 1950-1965), document the department's accreditation approval process, as well as requests for advanced curriculum and coursework leading to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. The records consist of accreditation materials...

 
San José State University English Department Folklore Collection

The San José State University English Department Folklore Collection (1978) is comprised of written accounts of folklore from 83 countries, produced by San José State University students as a fieldwork project for the 3 unit course English 82, . The...

 
San José State University European Period Costumes Collection

The San José State University European Period Costume Collection consists of richly embroidered traditional cultural costumes resembling peasant clothing from various European countries such as Portugal, Spain, and Italy. The accessories include large decorative hair combs, shoes, belts, bonnets, a...

 
San José State University Faculty Papers of H. Brett Melendy

The San José State University Faculty Papers of H. Brett Melendy, 1928-1985 (bulk 1955-1985), consists of materials collected by H. Brett Melendy while serving as the University Archivist (1983-1987). The records consist of academic journals, newspaper clippings, photographs and typed...

 
San José State University Faculty Publications Collection

The San José State University Faculty Publications Collection, 1907-1987 consists of various academic publications including scholarly journals written by faculty members over an eighty-year span. The collection consists of academic reviews and articles, newspaper clippings, and book listings with an...

 
San José State University Football Programs Collection

The San José State University Football Programs Collection, 1934-2004 (bulk 1947-1962), provides a snapshot of the intercollegiate games played by the SJSU Spartans. The football team began in 1893, with the first intercollegiate game taking place in 1895. SJSU celebrated...

 
San José State University History Department Records

The San José State University History Department Records, 1962-1982, consist of a selection of the department's annual reports, technical reports, printed booklets, and newspaper clippings. In addition, the records include the original manuscript of Associate Professor Benjamin F. Gilbert's (1981)....

 
San José State University Home Economics Department Records

The San José State University Home Economics Department Records, 1913-1982 (bulk 1977-1980) consist of a variety of administrative files, correspondence and department evaluations, particularly concerning the termination of the program. The decision to terminate the Home Economics Department was reached...

 
San José State University Humanities Department Publications

The San José State University Humanities Department Publications, 1965-1996, consist of promotional announcements, posters, brochures, signs, and flyers advertising various events as well as registration and career services. The collection also includes several pieces of internal university communication. The collection...

 
San José State University Industrial Arts Department Collection

The San José State University Industrial Arts Department Collection, 1942-1980 (bulk 1960-1964), includes a variety of materials pertaining to the department's course curriculum, awards received, and works created by students. The collection consists of print and type-written materials along with...

 
San José State University Japanese-American Internment Research Collection

The San José State University Japanese-American Internment Research Collection, 1935-2010 (bulk 1942-2010), documents the internment of Americans of Japanese descent from 1942-1945, the presence of Japanese-American students at San Jose State College in the late 1930s and early 1940s, and...

 
San José State University Library Records

The San José State University Library Records (1880-2002 [bulk 1962-1999]) document the administrative and operational functions of the university library. The records consist of reports, blueprints, architectural drawings, and administrative files such as meeting minutes. Also included is student census...

 
San José State University McFadden Health Cottage Records

The San José State University McFadden Health Cottage Records, 1925-1967 (bulk 1932-1954), document the creation, management and dissolution of a building purchased by the university in order to establish a "rest cottage" for the student population. The records consist of...

 
San José State University Music Department Collection

The San José State University Music Department Collection, 1925-1989 (bulk 1940-1970) documents musical performances produced by the Music Department from 1925 to 1989. The records consist of print materials, loose-leaf programs, flyers, and brochures. This collection is arranged into one...

 
San José State University New College Records

The San José State University New College Records, 1968-1998 (bulk 1972-1978), document New College-- a four-year liberal arts program. The records consist of administrative files, twenty- and thirty-year reunion materials, daybooks, a scrapbook created by New College Provost Harold (Hal)...

 
San José State University Office of the President, Gail Fullerton Records, 1950-1994

The Office of the President is the highest administrative office for the campus, reporting to the California State University (CSU) Chancellor and Board of Trustees, respectively. As such, the Office of the President records document the overall policies, practices and...

 
San José State University Office of the President, Hobert W. Burns Records

The Office of the President is the highest administrative office for the campus, reporting to the California State University (CSU) Chancellor and Board of Trustees, respectively. As such, the Office of the President records document the overall policies, practices and...

 
San José State University Office of the President, J. Handel Evans Records

The Office of the President is the highest administrative office for the campus, reporting to the California State University (CSU) Chancellor and Board of Trustees, respectively. As such, the Office of the President records document the overall policies, practices, and...

 
San José State University Office of the President, John Bunzel Records 1963-1984

The Office of the President is the highest administrative office for the campus, reporting to the California State University (CSU) Chancellor and Board of Trustees, respectively. As such, the Office of the President records document the overall policies, practices and...

 
San José State University Office of the President, John T. Wahlquist Records

The Office of the President is the highest administrative office for the campus, reporting to the California State University (CSU) Chancellor and Board of Trustees, respectively. As such, the Office of the President records document the overall policies, practices and...

 
San José State University Office of the President, Jon Whitmore Records

The Office of the President is the highest administrative office for the campus, reporting to the California State University (CSU) Chancellor and Board of Trustees, respectively. As such, the Office of the President records document the overall policies, practices and...

 
San José State University Office of the President, Robert D. Clark Records

The Office of the President is the highest administrative office for the campus, reporting to the California State University (CSU) Chancellor and Board of Trustees, respectively. As such, the Office of the President records document the overall policies, practices and...

 
San José State University Office of the President, Robert L. Caret Records

The Office of the President is the highest administrative office for the campus, reporting to the California State University (CSU) Chancellor and Board of Trustees, respectively. As such, the Office of the President records document the overall policies, practices and...

 
San José State University Office of the Vice President Records

The SJSU Office of the Vice President Records, 1953-1994 (bulk 1961-1972) consist of administrative files, admissions issues, committee meeting notes, correspondence, departmental evaluations, informational pamphlets, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, and photographs. The bulk of these records document the impact of...

 
San José State University Office of University Relations Records

The SJSU Office of University Relations Records, 1957-1976, document noteworthy events, activities, and people on the San José State campus over a 20-year time period. The records consist of press and media releases, newspaper clippings, faculty biographical record cards, and...

 
San José State University Oral History Project Collection, 2005-2006

This collection contains audio tapes and transcripts documenting the experiences of key administrators and faculty from San José State University. The oral histories described, reflect the changes in campus governance, curriculum and student life from 1952 to the present.

 
San José State University Public Relations and Publications Records 1953-1977

The San José State University Public Relations and Publications Records, 1953-1977 (bulk 1961-1970) are comprised primarily of newspaper clippings, press releases, faculty files, and newsletters created by the campus. This collection is arranged into four series: Series I. Faculty Records,...

 
San José State University Reports Collection

The San José State University Reports Collection, 1919-1997 (bulk 1950-1980), consists of reports published by or about San José State University. The collection includes annual reports produced by various SJSU departments, accreditation reports, and reports about the California State College...

 
San José State University School of Business Records

The San José State University School of Business Records, 1952-1976 (bulk 1960-1970), document the department's activities and projects, including the Executive in Residence Program, the Visiting Scholar Program, the Distinguished Scholar in Residence, the Distinguished Businessman Seminar Series, the J.C....

 
San José State University School of Library and Information Science Records

The San José State University School of Library and Information Science Records, 1935-2009 (bulk 1944-1971), document the history of the department over a sixty-year period. The records include flyers for events, general and alumni correspondence, self-assessment reports, annual reports, publications...

 
San José State University Scrapbook Collection

The San José State University Scrapbook Collection 1884-1999 (bulk 1931-1971) consists of over two hundred scrapbooks documenting one hundred and fifteen years of the university's history. Created by entities such as the Spartan Marching Band, the Foreign Students Club, and...

San José State University Special Collections Silicon Valley History Online Collection

The San José State University Special Collections collection includes photographs, manuscripts, and ephemera documenting the history of Santa Clara County, San José, California, and San José State University. The majority of images chosen for Silicon Valley History Online are photographs...

 
San José State University Student Council Records

The San José State University Student Council Records, 1950-1980 document the formation of the SJSU Student Council in 1955. The early Student Council, also known as the Associated Students, formed in 1897 as a student club. The Student Council and...

 
San José State University Student Memorabilia Collection

The SJSU Student Memorabilia Collection documents the academic and social experiences of students who attended the college from 1881 to 1971.The bulk of the collection is comprised of school catalogs, certificates/diplomas, report cards, teacher curriculum cards, and faculty correspondence. Other...

 
San José State University Student Organization Records

The San José State University Student Organization Records, 1920-2011 (bulk 1930-1940), document various student body organizations over a 70-year period, such as the Associated Students, the Black Masque Honor Society, the Spartan Programs Committee, and various Panhellenic and honorary fraternities...

 
San José State University Student Publications Collection

The San José State University Student Publications Collection, 1880-2004 (bulk 1960-1990), documents publications created and written by SJSU students. The collection consists of student-created guides, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets, and yearbooks. This collection is arranged into one series: Series I....

 
San José State University Student Services Records

The San José State University Student Services Records, 1954-2003 (bulk 1985-1990), document a selection of materials from the Office of Student Services, the Career Planning and Placement Center, and the Office of Disabled Students. The records consist of publications and...

 
San José State University Summer Session Records

The San José State University Summer Session records (1903-1980) [bulk 1950-1980] consist of the program's general files, class schedules, statistical reports, and correspondence. Additional materials include files related to the college's Founder's Day and Centennial celebrations. The collection is arranged...

 
San José State University Theater Arts Collection

The San José State University Theater Arts Collection, 1900-1988 (bulk 1950-1957) documents theatrical plays and ballets arranged and presented by the university's Speech and Drama Department. The collection consists of department theater programs, photographs, magazines, souvenir ballet programs, mailers, fliers,...

 
San José State University Women's Studies Program Records

San José State University's Women's Studies Program was one of the earliest women's studies programs in the United States. The Women's Studies Program Records document the emergence and development of the Women's Studies Program from 1963 to 2003. The bulk...

 
San Jose State College Centennial Campus Events Collection

The Centennial Campus Events collection consists of newspapers and printed materials that document the centennial celebration of San Jose State College. The collection of newspapers include the (college student newspaper) and the (1949-1957). Also included are awards from the San...

 
San Jose State College Football Film Collection

The San Jose State College Football Film Collection, 1968-1972 documents the games the San Jose Spartans played against rival universities in the intercollegiate bowls during the 1968-1972 seasons as well as scrimmages. The records consist of reel-to-reel film and DVDs....

 
San Jose State College Songs and Music Collection

The San Jose State College Songs and Music Collection consists of songbooks, sheet music, and a single audio recording (1876-1882, 1942-1945). The San Jose State College Songs and Music Collection consists of songbooks, sheet music, and a single audio recording....

 
San Jose State College World War I and World War II Collection

The San Jose State College World War I and World War II Collection, 1914-1949 (bulk 1942-1948), consists of materials related to students and faculty who served in the armed forces during World War I and World War II. The collection...

 
San Jose State Normal School Records

The San Jose State Normal School Records document the early history and student life of the State Normal School. This collection consists of various types of records: accounting and financial files and ledgers, attendance and achievement records, board meeting minutes,...

 
San Jose State University Architectural Drawings Collection

The San Jose State University Architectural Drawings Collection documents the contruction of several buildings on the San Jose State College campus, including: San Jose College Central Library Building, Wahlquist Library, and the California State Library Faculty Office Building. In addition...

 
San Jose State University Faculty Wives Club Records

The San José State University Faculty Wives Club Records, 1929-1996, document the history of the club over a 60-year period. The collection consists of meeting minutes, financial records, newsletters, and membership rosters. In addition, the collection includes scrapbooks, newspaper clippings,...

 
San Jose State University Spartan Sports

The Spartan Sports collection consists of sports programs from the different sports departments at San José State University and various sports related guide books. The sports team programs featured in the collection include the following: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Judo,...

 
Santa Clara Center for Occupational Health (SCCOSH) and Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) Records

The Santa Clara Center for Occupational Health (SCCOSH) and Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) Records, 1978-2002 (bulk 1982-1995), document the history of SCCOSH and SVTC. SCCOSH grew from the efforts of three women's health and labor rights organizers, Robin Baker,...

 
Schmidt (Willard E.) Papers

The Willard Schmidt collection, documents some of the administrative duties of Willard Schmidt, the Chief of Internal Security for the War Relocation Authority and the Tule Lake Internment/ Segregation Camp. This collection contains adminitrative records and photos documenting the Tule...

 
Shaw (Emerson) Photographic Slide Collection

The Emerson Shaw Photographic Slide Collection consists of over 1800 color slides and the photographer's index. The collection depicts people, places, and scenery around the Bay Area and the East Coast. The slides provide a rich visual representation of California...

 
Shephard (Esther) Papers

The Esther Shephard Papers, 1925-1975 (bulk 1945-1968) provide insight into the personal and professional life of writer, poet, and San José State University English professor Esther Shephard. The records consist of journals, diaries, travelogues, photographs, literary manuscripts, poetry, correspondence, newspaper...

 
Silicon Valley AIDS Leadership Center Records

The Silicon Valley AIDS Leadership Center (SVALC) Records (1989-2011) consist of administrative records, audiotapes, ephemera, financial records, photographs, press clippings, and videotapes. The SVALC, which operated as a nonprofit agency from 1989 to 2011, raised money to benefit bay area...

 
SJSU Artifacts and Memorabilia Collection

The SJSU Artifacts and Memorabilia Collection consists of three-dimensional objects and printed materials related to the history of the university. Examples include commemorative items such as collector dinner plates, the Tower Hall door key, business cards from the cornerstone laying...

 
South Asian Collection

The South Asian Collection documents non-resident South Asian political and cultural organizations in North America and abroad, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1971-2004. The collection consists of pamphlets, press releases, and open letters that related to the...

 
South Bay Second Wave Feminist Oral History Project

The South Bay Second Wave Feminist Oral History Project, 2006-2010 (bulk 2006) consists of thirteen digital recordings and complete transcriptions documenting the experiences of women in politics in San José and Santa Clara County. The interviewees include: Blanca Alvarado, Joan...

 
Spartan Daily Negatives Collection

The Spartan Daily Negative Collection documents campus life at San Jose State College from 1960 to 1968. The Spartan Daily News, was founded in 1934 and is published four days a week when classes are in session. The publication follows...

 
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Thomas Autograph Collection

The Thomas Autograph Collection, 1870-1945 (bulk 1885-1910) contains correspondence collected by the Thomas family, who were active community members of Woodland, California. Charles W. Thomas collected the autographs of well-known literary and public figures during the late 19th Century. This...

 
Treadwell (David K.) Genealogical Collection

The David K. Treadwell Genealogical Collection (1955-1973) documents the genealogy of the Treadwell family. The collection includes requests for information from the Genealogical Society of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Inc. Treadwell traced his family history to...

 
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Walsh (James P.) Papers

The James P. Walsh papers document the professional work of San José State University Emeritus Professor of History. The collection consists of chapter drafts, subject files, photographs and draft copies of his and which document the history of SJSU.

 
Wiggin (Kate D.) collection

Kate Douglas Wiggin was one of the founders of the California Kindergarten Training School in San Francisco and an author of several children’s books including the well-known (1903). The Kate Douglas Wiggin Collection consists of sample books of crafts for...

 
Williams, Otho Clinton (1908-1997) Records

The O. C. Williams Records, 1887-1992 (bulk 1946-1974), document Dr. Williams' tenure at San Jose State College, as well as his professional career as a poet. The records consist of Humanities Department records, index card files, class notes, correspondence, literary...

 
Wings of History Aerial Photographic Collection (1936-1941)

The Wings of History Aerial Photographic Collection contains photographic negatives and prints of aerial images of San Francisco, Santa Clara Valley and Monterey Bay communities. Towns, prominent buildings and landmarks in Santa Clara Valley and San Francisco are represented. Of...

 
Women's Heritage Museum/International Museum of Women Records

The Women's Heritage Museum/International Museum of Women Records, 1887-2005 (1970-1997), document the formation of this museum, which was organized to promote women's history. The records consist of administrative documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, and video tapes. The collection contains information on...

 
Women's Rights Button Collection

This collection consists of women’s rights buttons (1952-2000) and political buttons collected by feminist activist and historian, Karen Offen. The collection includes buttons that support women’s political campaigns, including Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and Barbara Boxer's senate campaign in...

 
World War I Stereograph Collection

The World War I Stereograph collection consists of 300 stereograph cards featuring scenes from WWI. These stereograph cards feature graphic battle scenes, trench warfare, war strategy, military aircraft, weaponry, and key WWI leaders such as Raymond Poincare, President of the...

 
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Yosemite National Park Photographic Scrapbook Collection

The Yosemite National Park Photographic Scrapbook Collection documents the park from 1936-1949. It is comprised of 61 photographs that depict the geology, wildlife, and human culture of the park in that era. Many of the photographs are geological points of...

 
The YWCA of Silicon Valley Records

The Young Women's Christian Association of Silicon Valley (YWCA) was established in 1905 to provide fellowship, mutual aid, and spiritual and professional guidance to young working women. The YWCA pioneered services to poor and working women in the valley, valley...

 
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Zidnak (Pete) Collection of San Jose State University Sports History

Pete Zidnak Collection of San Jose State University Sports History, 1890-1995, documents the history of athletics at San José State University. The collection consists of two binders that represent the research of Emeritus Business Professor Pete Zidnak. This research includes...