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Finding aid of the Office of Planning Photograph, Slide and Film Collection
2008-005  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Office of Planning Photograph, Slide and Film Collection
    Dates: 1906-1980
    Bulk Dates: 1950-1970
    Collection number: 2008-005
    Creator: Office of Planning
    Collection Size: 4 cubic feet
    Repository: Santa Clara County Archives.
    San Jose, CA 95112-2527
    Abstract: The Office of Planning Photograph, Slide and Film Collection consists of photographs, slides and films that visually document Santa Clara County from 1906 to 1980, with the bulk of the collection ranging from 1950 to 1970. The collection contains aerial views of the County, commercial development, housing, historical landmarks, industries, parks, public facilities, transportation, agriculture, maps and people.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult Archives staff.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    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 photograph, slide and film collection, 2008-005, Santa Clara County Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    These records were transferred by the Planning Department in 2008.

    Processing Information

    This collection was processed by Trista Raezer working under NHPRC grant RA-10047007, the Santa Clara County Archives Project. A fuller account of the grant project is available at the Archives website. The photographs were kept in original order, but where rehoused into new archival boxes and folders. The slides were removed from plastic containers. About half of the slides were classified by the Planning Department. These slides were arranged in order and put into archival slide boxes. The other half was classified by the processor according to the Slide Classification System created by the Planning Department. These were arranged in order and placed separately into archival slide boxes.

    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. Their duties include: maintaining general plan and zoning ordinances, implement planning studies, reviewing zoning applications, reviewing development applications, and monitoring major building projects.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The contents of the collection visually document Santa Clara County from 1906 to 1980, with the bulk of the collection ranging from 1950 to 1970. The collection contains aerial views of the County, commercial development, housing, historical landmarks, industries, parks, public facilities, transportation, agriculture, and people.The collection concentrates on the development of the county, such as new housing developments, commercial developments and park and recreation development.The purpose of this collection may have been to collect visuals for brochures and presentations.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged by subject. The collection is arranged into three series: Photographs, Slides and Films.

    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.). Dept. of Planning and Development. Planning Office
    Santa Clara County (Calif.). Planning Office
    Photographs--1940-1980
    Photographs
    Slides (Photography)
    Films