Edward Lawyer Hardy Memorial Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence, office files, and other records from Dr. Hardy's tenure as San Diego State College President.
- Hardy, Edward Lawyer (Person)
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.
Dr. Hardy, a native of Michigan, moved to San Diego in 1906, and served for four years as principal of San Diego High School before serving as San Diego State's president from 1910-1935. Hardy and others induced the California state legislature to expand the program of the normal schools from two to four years and to change the name to state teachers colleges. These changes and the need to fill a four-year curriculum brought about doubled enrollments and a larger faculty. With this growth, the student body outgrew the capacity of the downtown campus, and President Hardy oversaw planning and construction of a new campus which was occupied in 1931. By the time of his retirement in 1935, the number of faculty had grown to 60 and the student enrollment to 1286.
1.25 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Materials are filed alphabetically by folder title.
Source of Acquisition
Materials in this collection were assembled by Library staff.
Accruals and Additions
1992, 1993, 1995
- Edward Lawyer Hardy Memorial Collection
- Ellen Jarosz
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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