This endowment was established by multiple donors to expand and enhance holdings that are unique to the King Library. Located on the 5th floor of the King Library, Special Collections and Archives consists of primary sources that document local, regional, and California history, with a focus on San José State University and South Bay history, politics, culture, literature, and art. Formats include books — including rare and fine print artists' books — manuscripts, photographs, art, maps, oral histories and ephemera. The archival collections provide a historical view of the region's transition from early agricultural production to the emergence of Silicon Valley, regional and national policymaking affected by local political leaders and community changemakers, and social activists involved in the LGBT community, the peace movement, and women's rights. Special Collections and Archives continues to grow with items donated every year.
Donor(s): Multiple donors