Archival Finding Aids


1994-2005 (Bulk 1998-2000)

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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 public library in the U.S. The records consist of administrative files, architectural files and renderings, legal files, newspaper clippings, photographs, and promotional materials. This collection is arranged into three series: Series I. General Joint Library Files, 1997-2005 (bulk 1998-2000); Series

II. Architectural Files, 1994-2003 (bulk 1999); and Series III. Promotional Materials, 1998-2003.

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 University -- History.
San José Public Library -- History.
Joint-use libraries -- California -- San José.
Library buildings -- California -- San José -- Planning.
Library buildings -- California -- San José -- Design and construction.
Education, Higher -- California -- San José.

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