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1953-1979 (Bulk 1957-1970)

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The Benjamin F. Gilbert Research Papers (1953-1979 [bulk 1957-1970]) consist of the manuscripts and research notes of Dr. Gilbert, author of Pioneers for One Hundred Years: San José State College 1857-1957, and co-author of Washington Square 1857-1979: The History of San José State University. The papers also contain correspondence from SJSU interim President Hobert W. Burns and faculty members regarding suggestions or revisions to Gilbert's various manuscript drafts. The collection is arranged into two series: Series I. Pioneers for One Hundred Years: San José State College, 1857-1957: Research Papers; and Series II. Washington Square, 1857-1979: The History of San José State University.

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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.

Gilbert, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin)
Gilbert, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin). Pioneers for one hundred years: San José State College 1857-1957
Gilbert, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin). Washington Square 1857-1979: the history of San José State University
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
Education, Higher -- California -- San José

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