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SJSU Special Collections & Archives

Historical Research Topics and Collections

The Harry Edwards Papers

The Harry Edwards Papers contain items created and collected by Dr. Edwards throughout the course of his more than fifty-year career as a sociologist, scholar, and activist. Through these objects he documents historic moments in the Civil Rights movement, his involvement in professional sports, and academic achievements. Materials in this collection consist of photographs, documents, textiles, magazines, books, manuscripts, news articles, posters and flyers, journals, framed items, and buttons related to Dr. Harry Edwards. The bulk of the content was created in 1967-2002.

Here is a link to the collection guide:

The Harry Edwards Papers are accessible to the public. You may make an appointment to view the collection by emailing

SJSU Publications

Dr. Edwards' career at San Jose State is documented in several University publications such as the Spartan Daily, the La Torre Yearbook, and the magazine Sparta Life.  Each of these titles is linked below.  The digital publications can be browsed by date or searched by keyword. 

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