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San Diego State University Foundation Collection

Identifier: MS-0417

Scope and Contents

The San Diego State University Foundation Collection (1943-2002) documents the operation and administration of the Foundation.  Highlights include materials related to the College Community Redevelopment Project, which seeks to provide more student housing, better public transportation, parking, and general improvements to the college area. The collection consists of annual reports, meeting minutes, budget reviews, account disbursements, correspondence, memorandums, by-laws, guidelines, and press releases, with particularly heavy documentation for the 1970s.


  • Creation: 1943-2002


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Historical Note

Established in 1943, San Diego State chartered the San Diego State University Foundation to provide and augment programs and goals not financially supported by the State of California. Today, the Foundation promotes, administers, and provides funds for research conducted by SDSU faculty and graduate students. As a non-profit auxiliary to SDSU, it administers approximately 1,000 grants and contracts annually, making it the largest auxiliary in the California State University system. It also oversees real property development and management for the University. In 2004 the SDSU Foundation became the SDSU Research Foundation. The Foundation's mission is to "further the educational, research and community service objectives of San Diego State University."


3.75 Linear Feet

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Source of Acquisition

SDSU Research Foundation

Accruals and Additions

9999-159, 1993-004, 2002

Related Materials

Associated Students Records, 1926-1994

San Diego State University Historical Collection, 1898-1952

San Diego State University Foundation Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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San Diego CA 92182-8050 US