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1884-1999 (Bulk 1931-1971)

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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 Greek letter organizations, the scrapbooks are comprised primarily of newspaper clippings, photographs and ephemeral items chronicling campus athletics, clubs and organizations, academic programs and departments, events and celebrations, and general activities of the student body. This collection is arranged into seven series: Series I. Clubs & Organizations, 1884-1975 (bulk 1953-1974); Series II. Diamond Jubilee Celebration, 1937; Series III. Executive Dean's Office, 1954-1971; Series IV. General University History, 1928-1999; Series V. Library, 1934-1966; Series VI. Sports, 1933-1939, 1981-1999; and Series VII. Summer Session, 1931-1939, 1949-1967.

Indexing Terms

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

San José State Normal School -- History
San José State Teachers College -- History
San Jose State College -- History
California State University, San José -- History
San José State University -- History
San José State University -- Anniversaries, etc.
San José State University -- Students
San José State University -- Sports -- History
Greek letter societies -- California -- San Jose
Students -- Social life and customs
Students -- Societies
Education, Higher -- California -- San José

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