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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 historical information on the formation of athletics and the emergence of intercollegiate sports competition at SJSU. The bulk of the collection consists of photocopies from archival resources that document the early history of the State Normal School, statistics on student enrollment, tuition costs, information on the athletic logo and school colors, homecoming, parades and rallies, the school band, songs, cheers and yells, and game statistics. In addition, the research chronicles other activities related to athletic governance, college life, and events related to athletics. The collection also includes a timeline and complete bibliography for further research. This collection is arranged into one series: Series I. SJSU Sports History, 1890-1995.

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The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

San José State University -- Sports -- History.
San José State Normal School -- History.
San José State Teachers College -- History.
San José State College -- History.
California State University, San José -- History.
San José State University -- History.
College sports -- California -- San José.
Education, Higher -- California -- San José.

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