San Diego State University Historical Collection


San Diego State University His

San Diego State University
Library and Information Access
San Diego State University – Archives ; San Diego State University -- History -- 20th century – Sources ; San Diego State College – Archives ; San Diego State College -- History -- 20th century – Sources ; Education, Higher -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
The SDSU Historical Collection documents the university's history from its beginnings as a normal school through its transition to a state college. The collection dates from approximately 1897-1956, with the bulk of the documents created prior to 1935. It consists primarily of paper records including correspondence and financial records. The collection documents the relationship between students, administrators, and Vice President W.F. Bliss during the school's early years. The collection also documents student enrollment and attendance; the school's financial stability; programs and invitations including Dedication Day and May Day festivities from 1903-1935; student activities and organizations; and faculty involvement with administration.
Dates covered:
Collection Size:
35.17 linear feet
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Citation Sample:
Identification of item, folder title, box number, San Diego State University Historical 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.