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Erika Kavanaugh has been working in Special Collections since 2005, providing important support transcribing and editing oral history interviews, and other related projects. This last spring she was honored by the San Jose Junior League and State Legislature for her volunteer work.

The first phase of this grant project (Months 1-6) we developed the workflow documentation necessary to implement training of staff and to manage the project activities. With the workflow and training in place we have successfully sampled and produced 410 box inventories for the Records of the State Normal School Principles and the Presidents of the SJSU (1862-Present) using MPLP. The bulk of this work took place between October 1 and December 1, which represents tremendous output given the initial slow start of the grant implementation.

Additionally, we deselected approximately 54 linear feet of records that do not fit our collection development policies or mission. We also identified specific materials within the discrete record units that will require higher-level description, including records that document athletic and civil rights protest during the Civil Rights Era, and photographs and records documenting World War I and II.

As of July 7, 2009, we have sampled the entire collection of university archives, representing approximately 1,350 file boxes, 1,576 linear feet. Since January of 2009, we have made tremendous progress in the sampling the collections, processing the collections, cataloging and encoding the finding aids for publication on the Online Archives California (OAC).

List of collections processed, encoded, and published on the OAC (20):

The Benjamin F. Gilbert Research Papers

Byrne (John) Collection, 1886-1987

California and San José State University Master Plan for Higher Education Records

California State University Board of Trustees Records

Favela (Ricardo) Royal Chicano Air Force Poster Collection

Freimark, Robert Collection

San José State College Academic Deans' Council Records

San Jose State University Academic Senate Records

San José State University Continuing Education Program Records

San José State University Home Economics Department Records

San José State University Library Records

San José State University Public Relations and Publications Records

San Jose State College Presidential Office Administrative Records

San Jose State Normal School Principals and Early Presidents Records

San Jose State Normal School Teaching Tools Collection

San Jose State University Commencement & Honors Convocations Records

San Jose State University Dean of Academic Planning Records

San Jose State University Student Organization Records

San Jose State University Summer Session Records

Treadwell, David K. Genealogical Collection

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