University Archives Multimedia Collection, 1939-2005
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Brief Description: The SDSU University Archives Multimedia Collection consists of audio and video tapes, vinyl records, 16mm film, and compact discs. Recorded on these various media are oral histories of SDSU faculty and alumni, SDSU activities, historical events, speeches, and music associated with the university. Much of the video documents athletic and school spirit activities such as pep rallies and football game activities and there are other segments documenting campus speakers and ceremonies as well as promotional and news pieces. A highlight of the collection is footage of President Kennedy's 1963 Commencement address. Appendix A contains a detailed description of many VHS tapes in the collection.  Media in the collection date from 1930-2005, with the bulk of the material either on audio cassette, film or video.  Please visit the Raising Our Voices online exhibit to listen to a selection of the audio recordings and to view footage of campus.
Held at:
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182 8050
Phone: 619-594-6791
Email: askscua [at]
Created by: San Diego State University
Volume: 8.92 Linear Feet
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Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
San Diego State University--History--Sources
Genres/Forms of Material
Audio Recordings
Video Recordings
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
PreferredCitation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, University Archives Multimedia Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.