Condition: Covers show some light wear, scuffing, and a few spots. A few lightly dog-eared pages.
Dust Jacket: None as published.
Contents: San Diego State University: A History in Word and Image, by Raymond Starr, is the first and only comprehensive history of the largest campus in the California State University system. Originally conceived as a history through photographs by the late John Adams, whose generosity has made possible this publication, the work expanded to become a full-fledged history of the University. Separate chapters cover the founding of the institution in the 1890s in downtown San Diego, subsequent transfer to its Park Avenue site, then later relocation to Montezuma Mesa. Special attention is given to student life, athletics, the growth of academic programs, and how the institution was affected by world events such as World War I and World War II. We are able to see the growth of the school from its beginnings as a teachers college (or "normal" school) to its current status as a major public comprehensive university with an internationally respected faculty, vital research institutes, increasingly significant academic ties to Mexico and the Pacific Rim, and joint doctoral programs. San Diego State University: A History in Word and Image underscores the centrality of the University both to the local community and as a key player in national and international intellectual debates.