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Aztec Shops Records, 1959-1996

By Jennifer Hollander

Collection Overview

Title: Aztec Shops Records, 1959-1996

Creator: Aztec Shops, Ltd. (1931-)

Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Aztec Shops Records document the history of SDSU's bookstore and food services from 1959-1996.  It consists solely of paper records, and includes constitutions and by-laws, financial reports, operating budgets, board minutes, and copies of the employee manual. Also included are promotional booklets and flyers, mail order catalogs, catering flyers, annual reports, and the complimentary student planners distributed by the bookstore for many years. There is no filing order.

Biographical Note

San Diego State University's Aztec Shops, Ltd. was incorporated in 1931 for the sole purpose of serving faculty, students, and staff at SDSU. The bookstore and food services originally operated out of a small, temporary headquarters before the current bookstore was built in 1958. The first portion of the dining commons was completed the same year, and replaced the only food service then available on campus. East Commons was added in 1961, West Commons in 1966, and Aztec Center was opened in 1968.

Aztec Shops is responsible for the operation of all on-campus commercial services. It is run by a board comprised of the University President, the President of Associated Students, four members nominated by the University President, and four members nominated by the Associated Students President. As a non-profit corporation, Aztec Shops' earnings are used primarily for providing larger facilities and inventories, as well as purchasing additional equipment.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. 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.

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Aztec Shops Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Employees Council, Manual, 1974-1976, 1970, 1973-1974, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Report on Examination of Financial Statements, 1968, 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Residence Hall Meal Ticket Proposal Booklet, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Orientations/Miscellaneous, 1959-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Manager" Correspondence, 1967-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Brouchures/Flyers, Newspaper Clippings, Shopping Bags, circa 1960-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Faculty Authors, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Constitutions/BylawsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Financial Report (completed by McGladery and Pullen, CPA), June 30, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Periodic Financial Reports, May, August, October 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Operating Budget, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Operating Budget, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Operating Budget, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 14: operating Budget, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Operating Budget, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Operating Budget, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Proposed Corporate Objectives, 1973-1978Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Board Minutes (incomplete), 1994-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Board Minutes (incomlpete), 1984-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Board Minutes (incomplete), July 1981-April 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Board of Directors, July-December 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Board of Directors, July 1978-June 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Board of Directors, July 1977-June 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Board of Directors, July 1976-June 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Board Minutes, July 1975-June 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Board Minutes, January-June 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Board Minutes, July-December 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Board Minutes, January-June 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Board Minutes, July-December 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Board Minutes, January-June 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Board Minutes, June-December 1972Add to your cart.