The Thomas (Tom) M. King Papers document King's commitment to historic preservation in San Jose, California. The bulk of the
collection documents King's work with the San Jose Survey of Historic & Archaeological Sites from 1973 to 1974, which resulted
in the first complete inventory of historic buildings in San Jose, and included detailed records of buildings and homes by
planning district. The collection also highlights King's work with several other historic preservation projects in San Jose.
Tom M. King was born in Colusa County, California in 1940. King moved to San Jose in 1971, where he became involved in historic
preservation. In 1974, he received his Master's Degree in Historic Urban Geography from San Jose State University. King's
interest in historic preservation led him to coordinate and conduct the San Jose Survey of Historic & Archaeological Sites
(SJSHAS) between 1973 and 1974. King's efforts resulted in the first comprehensive inventory of historic places completed
in San Jose. He later completed a similar survey of the city of Campbell while working for the Campbell City Historical Museum.
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