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The Art of Protest (SJSU)

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Before the era of the personal computer and the Internet, social protest movements sought a creative low-cost medium for carrying their messages to the public. On college campuses, silk screen printing was done painstakingly byhand, often on the back of long fan-folding computer printouts. The effort proved worthwhile, for it provided an effective low-cost means of replicating...

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Cartazes do Revolução Português (Posters from the Portuguese Revolution) (SJSU)

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This digital collection consists of 42 poster cards produced as anti-government propaganda during the Carnation Revolution in Portugal. 

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The “Revolução dos Cravos” (Carnation Revolution) of 25 April 1974 brought an abrupt end to41 years of the Estado Novo regime and 48 years of brutal dictatorship. With serious opposition political parties banned and...
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Charles B. Burdick War Poster Collection (SJSU)

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Charles B. Burdick (1927-1998) grew up in San Jose, California where he attended Lincoln High School before enlisting in the United States Army during World War II. After serving in the Army, Burdick enrolled at San Jose State College in 1946. He graduated with a B.A. in History in 1949, and obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1954. He joined SJSU's History Department...

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Civil Rights and Campus Protest Collection (SJSU)

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The San Jose State College Digital Civil Rights Collection documents campus protest movements that took place from the 1960s-1970. San Jose State College (SJSC) campus protest movements reflected the explosion of student unrest on college campuses across the nation. Between the years 1968-1972, student unrest dominated college life. Students at SJSC responded to national and local...

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Dr. Carl Duncan and Patricia Whiting Collection (SJSU)

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Carl D. Duncan, a longtime professor of natural sciences at San Jose State College, mentored Patricia Carpio Whiting as she worked as a secretary in the Field Studies program from 1964 until his death in1966. Inspired by an unusually close and warm friendship between student and mentor, Duncan supported Whiting’s mother and siblings with the gift of his home and the funding of...

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Earth Day Collection (SJSU)

 

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The San Jose State College Earth Day collection documents the organization of the Survival Faire class project that emerged from a humanities course (160); a study of contemporary issues, led by Dr. John Sperling. The course centered on humanecology, with a very specific focus on pollution caused by the automobile industry and the dependence of American’s use of cars, tires, and...

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Edith Harvey Heron Collection (SJSU)

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Edith Harvey Heron, the daughter of William S. and Ada Heron, was born January 2, 1895, in San Jose, California, After graduating from San Jose High School in 1914, she attended San Jose Normal School and graduated in 1918. Following a short-term teaching career in art therapy, she attended the California School of Arts and Crafts for two years (1920-22) and in 1929 earned a B. A....

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Flaherty Collection - Japanese Internment Records (SJSU)

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On February 19, 1942 President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 providing broad powers for the War Department to create exclusion zones and to initiate an evacuation program for the Western Defense Command (WDC). Under the leadership of General John Dewitt of the WDC,the Civil Affairs Division (CAD) and the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA) were created in order to...

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Friedolin Edward Kessler Art Collection (SJSU)

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Friedolin Kessler, (1913-1995), was the resident artist of the Almaden Quick Silver camp hired to document life in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). His forte was linoleum cuts, but he also worked with oil and acrylic, as well ashaving talent in wood art and mosaics. In 1938 he took a bicycle trip visiting every California Mission in the state, which he sketched and...

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George E. Stone Photographic Collection (SJSU)

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The George E. Stone Photographic Collection, a three-volume set titled "Ivories, Sculptures and Paintings," documents Italian artwork prior to World War II (c.1941). Stone visited museums in Florence, Italy, and photographed selected early religious artworks, particularly, renderings of "the Holy Mother", saints, angels, and Christ as an infant and the resurrection. This...

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Gerald L. French Photograph Collection (SJSU)

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The West Coast School of Nature Study at San Jose State College began in 1931 and was created by Dr. Karl S. Hazeltine, instructor of nature studies and Dr. Gayle B. Pickwell, instructor of natural science. The program focused on the study of geology, history,and the flora and fauna of the region. The first study site took place in Big Basin State Park in 1931, followed by program...

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Irene Dalis Collection (SJSU)

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The Irene Dalis-Loinaz Collection consists of historical music scores, books, family and pressphotographs, audio visual materials, ephemera, art and three dimensional objects. The physical collection is currently unavailable. Ms. Dalis founded and directed Opera San Jose and was an alumna of San Jose State University.

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Janet Gray Hayes Collection (SJSU)

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Janet Gray Hayes papers document her political life while serving on the San Jose City Council and as the first female Mayor of the City San Jose from 1970-1982. In 1970 she was elected to the San Jose City Council, where she served as the Vice Mayor under Norman Mineta, before running for the office of mayor in 1974. She served two terms, with a landslide victory in her second term....

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John C. Gordon Panoramic Collection (SJSU)

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John C. Gordon used the panoramic photograph to create a unique and enduring record of life in the Santa Clara Valley with a medium that is both expansive and immersive, giving viewers a rich visualization of regional geography and culture from a time long past. As a commerical photographer, he used the panorama to capture landscapes, cityscapes, agriculture, businesses,...

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John C. Gordon Photographic Collection (SJSU)

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John C. Gordon worked as a local commercial photographer in San Jose from 1910-1963. Gordon was born in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin on January 3, 1887. In 1916 Gordon opened a commercial photography studio located at 97 South First Street in downtown San Jose, just above what was then known as Lean's Jewelry Store. He later moved to 395 South First Street where he remained until his...

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Marion Albanese Fry Digital Photographic Collection (SJSU)

This digital collection consists of family photographs taken by photographer Marion Albanese Fry. Fry worked in San Jose between the 1940s-1960s, where she worked for Par Photo, located on 61 E. Santa Clara Street. She also operated her own commercial photography studio known as The Angel & the Brat. She specialized in wedding and children’s portraits, and she also hand colored many of the...

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Richmond-Chase Company Photograph Album (SJSU)

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The Richmond-Chase Company founded and incorporated by Edmond Nutting Richmond in 1919 became one of the primary fruit canning giants in Santa Clara County. The company maintained four major packing and canning plants in San Jose, and had other agricultural operations in central California, as well as owning several orchards. In San Jose each plant hired between 1500-2000 workers...

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San Francisco Earthquake Photo Album (SJSU)

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The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was a major earthquake that struck San Francisco and the coast of Northern California on April 18, 1906. Devastating fires broke out in the city and lasted for several days. The earthquake and resulting fire are remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States and the death toll from the earthquake and resulting...

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San Jose State La Torre (SJSU)

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Student publications have been an essential part of campus life at San Jose State University since its founding. The first yearbook titled, Senior Year Book was published between the years 1910-1915, were beautifully illustrated with woodcut designs, photographs, and line drawings created by the student body. The content of these early volumes replicated other literary and humor...

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San Jose State University Student Publications Collection (SJSU)

 

Student publications have been an essential part of campus life at San Jose State University since its founding. They document such topics as athletics, student organizations, and social and intellectual activities. Many feature original workssuch as plays, poetry, short stories, and essays, as well as news reporting and publicity for campus events. Publication formats include literary,...

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San Jose State Normal School Pennant (SJSU)

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Student publications have been an essential part of campus life at San Jose State University since its founding. The first student paper was The Acorn, which debuted in 1867. This publication was followed by The Class Paper in 1880, The Normal Index in 1885, and The Normal Pennant in 1898. Published between the years 1898-1909, the pages of The Normal Pennant, provided the...

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Sarah Locke Smith Family Collection (SJSU)

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The Sarah Locke Family Papers is a small collection documenting the life of San Jose Normal School graduate (1879) Sarah Locke. The collection consists of books, journals, notes, a transcription of Sarah Locke's diary recording her trip to Yosemite in Juneof 1879, photographs of Sarah Locke's ancestors and descendents, and a family genealogy report (2004) that...

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South Asian Collection (SJSU)

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The nations of South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal, have been a source of immigrant labor to the United States since the eighteenth century. While all people of Asian origin were summarily banned from immigrating to the United States from 1913-1946, and were limited by per-country quotas for several years more, the Immigration and Naturalization Service Act...
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Susanne B. Wilson Collection (SJSU)

 

The Susanne B. Wilson papers document her political life while serving on the San Jose City Council from 1974-1978. Wilson worked closely with Janet Gray Hayes, the first female Mayor of San Jose. Wilson served as Vice Mayor in her last year of office, followed by her successful election bid to the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors (1979-1990).  As a councilwoman, Wilson contributed to the...

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Ted Sahl Collection (SJSU)

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Ted Sahl is an award winning photographer in San Jose, California who has spent the last 30 years as a photojournalist, documenting social and political events in the Bay Area. Although best known for his involvement with the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community , Sahl also covered anti-nuclear demonstrations at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the...

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University Archives (SJSU)

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In 1857, the San Francisco Board of Education established an evening school for teachers. The school became known as the Minns's Evening Normal School, after the principal, Washington Minns. In 1862, the California State Legislature formally established Minns's school as the first California State Normal School. The school remained in San Francisco until the California State...

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YWCA of Silicon Valley Collection (SJSU)

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The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) originally formed in England in 1855. In the United States the YWCA combined evangelism and pragmatic activism to provide for the physical, social, mental, and spiritual needs of young women living on their own. The organization strove to provide "wholesome" activities for women and girls living in cities and to develop...

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Beethoven Portraits

Original artworks, lithographs, engravings, and other printed materials depicting Beethoven

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Beethoven First Editions

First editions of Beethoven's music

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Beethoven's Homes and Haunts

Images of Bonn, Vienna, Heiligenstadt, Baden, and many other places where Beethoven lived and worked, as well as other locations world-wide associated with performance and study of his music. Includes landscapes and cityscapes, interiors and exteriors of buildings such as palaces and theaters, images of country and city life, and other images of locations, many dating from the 18th and 19th...

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Beethoven Center Maps

Maps dating from the 17th-20th centuries of regions of Europe, cities and villages, and other locations associated with Beethoven.

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Album Beethoven

Album published in 1841 in Vienna by P. Mechetti containing piano works by eleven composers. The album was sold in Germany to raise funds for the new Beethoven monument erected in Bonn in 1845. This publisher's presentation copy contains a frontispiece illustration of a monument by J.N. Geiger and drawings of Beethoven's birthplace, the Schwarzspanierhaus where he died in Vienna in 1827, and a...

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Beethoven in Sculpture

Depictions of Beethoven in sculpture, masks, medallions, and other three dimensional objects, including engravings of monuments and statues and objects in the Beethoven Center's collection

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Portraits of other people

Portraits, sculpture, medallions, and other printed materials or objects depicting people associated with Beethoven or Beethoven research and performance.

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Beethoven Early Editions

Printed editions of Beethoven's music (excluding first editions) published during his lifetime (1770-1827) and later in the 19th century, with focus on editions listed in the thematic catalog of Beethoven's works (Ludwig van Beethoven thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis, ed. Kurt Dorfmüller, Norbert Gertsch, Julia Ronge (Henle, 2014))

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Inspired by Beethoven

Art works (original paintings, prints, and objects) inspired by Beethoven and his music, including depictions of performances

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Beethoven Autograph Manuscripts

Music manuscripts, letters, and other documents either entirely in Beethoven's handwriting or containing his handwritten notations, including printed editions with his handwritten markings

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Music by other composers

Printed music of works by composers other than Beethoven from the Beethoven Center's collection, including editions of music in Beethoven's own library, works by his contemporaries, and works by later composers influenced by Beethoven

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