Office of Planning Records

Michael Griffith
Santa Clara County Archives
1875 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112-2527
Phone: (408) 755-7895
Fax: (408) 755-7897
© 2009
Santa Clara County. All rights reserved.

Office of Planning Records

Collection number: 2007-005

Santa Clara County Archives

San Jose, California
Processed by:
Michael Griffith
Date Completed:
Encoded by:
Michael Griffith
© 2009 Santa Clara County. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Office of Planning records
Dates: 1942-1989
Collection number: 2007-005
Creator: Santa Clara County (Calif.). Office of Planning
Collection Size: 2 archives boxes
Repository: Santa Clara County Archives.
San Jose, CA 95112-2527
Abstract: This collection consists of brochures and other planning documents created by the County Office of Planning and of the Office of Planning publication info.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult Archives staff.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

The Archives can claim physical ownership only for some collections. Users are responsible for securing permission of the copyright holder for publication or quotation.

Preferred Citation

Office of Planning records, 2007-005, Santa Clara County Archives.

Acquisition Information

The planning brochures and related documents were transferred to the Archives by the Office of Planning in conjunction with the County Photographer's Collection. The issues of info were transferred to the Archives by the Public Health Department.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Michael Griffith working under NHPRC grant RA-10047-07, the Santa Clara County Archives Project. A fuller account of the grant project is available at the Archives website. The planning brochures and related documents were placed in chronological order. The copies of info were placed in chronological order, duplicates discarded, and the remaining issues foldered by year.

Administrative History

The Planning Office is a division of the Department of Planning and Development of the County of Santa Clara. The Planning Office's main role is to plan and regulate land use and development in unincorporated Santa Clara County. The office's duties include: maintaining general plan and zoning ordinances, implementing planning studies, reviewing zoning and development applications, and monitoring major building projects.

Scope and Content of Collection

For the scope and content of the collection, see the Major Subdivisions descriptions.


For the arrangement of the collection, see the Major Subdivisions descriptions.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Santa Clara County (Calif.). Planning Office
Santa Clara County (Calif.). Dept. of Planning and Development. Planning Office
Land Use. Planning. California. Santa Clara County
Statistical reports and studies

Collection Contents


County Plans, 1942-1986

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of County plans created and/or published by the Office of Planning from 1942 to 1986. The publications encompass a wide variety of plans as well as more general discussions of planning issues. They include several plans for parks, various elements of the County's general plan, and maps of incorporated areas at various dates. Also included are a City of San Jose publication, Goals for San Jose, one issue of the Office of Planning newsletter, documents prepared for a 1977 conference, and a bikeways guide for 1982.


These documents are arranged in chronological order.

info, 1961-1989, bulk 1961-1980

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of copies of info, a publication of the Office of Planning. Info presented a wide variety of statistical information about Santa Clara County. Examples include population figures and other population information, death rates, housing inventory trends, and reports on retail activity. Info was published several times per year. This collection does not include complete runs of the publication for the years it covers.


This collection is arranged in chronological order.