balloon animals on graduation cap
May 8, 2015

Just in time for graduation we are compiling a Pinterest board with fun, interesting or just plain weird photos from past commencements at SDSU.

San Diego State College Quadrangle, 1935
April 16, 2015

Lee Passmore (1874-1958) was a well known San Diego photographer whose commercial work includes scenes of San Diego and the surrounding area.

January 13, 2015

As the new semester begins and everyone is thinking about dropping, adding and crashing classes it seemed like a good time to pull out some photos from registrations past. 

First graders staffing & using a supermarket mockup
August 1, 2014

Originally called the “Training School,” the Campus Laboratory School was a real elementary, middle and high school.

The Rock with stairs to the top, 1915
April 25, 2014

One month it was there, just off Santa Catalina Island in the Pacific Ocean 26 miles from Los Angeles.  The next it wasn’t.

Pushball game
January 7, 2014

Really?!  An SDSU yearbook?

Yes, the last yearbook was published in 1984 and the earliest way back in 1902.

San Diego State College
November 15, 2013

Those little images on pasteboard can transport you back to a time when El Cajon Boulevard was unpaved and you had to pull your car over for horse-and-buggy traffic.  Or a time when the 2nd ex

Montezuma sculpture with Hardy Tower in the distance
March 29, 2013

Artist and sculptor Donal Hord envisioned and chiseled the beautiful sculpture known as ‘Aztec’ out of a single 2.5 ton block of black diorite and dedicated it to the graduating class of San Diego State College (as our University was then known) on May 2nd, 1937.

Cover of the 1941 Spring Issue of El Palenque
December 5, 2012

The digital collections recently published El Palenque, a collection of literary journals published regularly by the Associated Student Body between 1927 and 1948.

1980s Homecoming Bonfire
October 12, 2012

In honor of Homecoming 2012, Digital Collections is rounding up some historic photographs from the SDSU archives.

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