SJSU Special Collections and Archives

SJSU Special Collections & Archives exist to acquire, preserve, arrange, describe, and make accessible its rich holdings of secondary and primary materials to support the diverse teaching and research needs of undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, and the larger community. These collections document local, regional, and California history, with a specific focus on history, politics, literature, and art. In addition, the Department is responsible for documenting the history of the university, and has a large collection of university and faculty publications, administrative records, photographs, and ephemera.

Featured Events

Janet Gray Hayes (1926-2014) Tribute Exhibit

Tribute Exhibit to the life and political contributions of Janet Gray Hayes--wife, mother, friend, politician, mentor, and citizen.

Janet Gray Hayes died April 21, 2014 at the Saratoga Retirement Community at the age of 87. Janet Gray Hayes (1926-2014) became the first female mayor in the history of San Jose and she represented the birth of a female political dominion in the region. This exhibit is a small tribute to her legacy and to her family, and serves as a reminder to our community of the enduring contributions she made to local and national politics.

This exhibit is available for viewing in the SJSU Special Collections & Archive Reading Room until Aug 31 2014.