Founder's Day Collection

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Founder's Day Collection

Campus:
San Diego State University
Library:
Library and Information Access
Subject(s):
Founders' Day (San Diego State University) ; San Diego State University -- History -- 20th century – Sources ; San Diego State University -- Anniversaries, etc
Description:
San Diego State University's Founder's Day was an annual event that took place the first day in May. Early celebrations, also called Dedication Day, commemorated the dedication of the original Normal School building in 1899. Dedication Day was renamed Founder's Day in the 1930s under Walter Hepner's presidency. Founder's Day festivities included an Open House where faculty members would hold meet and greet sessions for students and their families, as well as activities, exhibits and programs sponsored by individual departments. In 1937, a statue of an Aztec carved by prominent local sculptor Donal Hord was dedicated on Founder's Day as the new school symbol. In 1941, the Greek, or Open Air Theatre was dedicated.
Dates covered:
1936-1980
Language(s):
English
Collection Size:
1.25 linear feet
For more information:
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Additional Information (the PAC)
Citation Sample:
Identification of item, folder title, box number, Founder's Day Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection policy:
This collection is open for research. The copyright interests in the materials found in this collection have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder.