Aztec Shops Records
Scope and Contents
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.
- Aztec Shops, Ltd. (Organization)
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This collection is open for research.
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The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.
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.
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- Aztec Shops (Firm : San Diego, Calif.)--Archives
- Aztec Shops (Firm : San Diego, Calif.)--History--20th century--Sources
- College stores--California--San Diego--History--20th century--Sources
- Institutional Archives
- San Diego (Calif.)--Commerce--History--20th century--Sources
- San Diego State University--History--20th century--Sources
- Aztec Shops Records
- Jennifer Hollander
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