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1862-1915 (Bulk 1907-1915)

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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 in 1862. The diary details the formation of the first State Normal School, and describes the growth of the student body as well as other historically significant events of the early days of the Normal School. The collection is arranged into two series: Series I. Correspondence, 1872-1915; and Series II. Ahira Holmes Diary, 1862.

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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.

Allen, Charles H.
Dailey, Morris E.
Holmes, Ahira
McNaughton, James
Minns' Evening Normal School -- History
California State Normal School -- History
San José State Normal School -- History
Minns' Evening Normal School -- Presidents -- Correspondence
California State Normal School -- Presidents -- Correspondence
San José State Normal School -- Presidents -- Correspondence
Education, Higher -- California -- San José

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