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Finding aid to the Insurance Records
2006-021  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Insurance records
    Dates: 1937-1968
    Bulk Dates: (bulk 1937, 1962-1967)
    Collection number: 2006-021
    Creator: Board of Supervisors
    Collection Size: .5 cubic foot.
    Repository: Santa Clara County Archives.
    San Jose, CA 95112-2527
    Abstract: The Santa Clara County Insurance Records consist of: fire insurance analysis, fire insurance rates and costs, photographs of county buildings, and fire insurance maps of county property. Photographs and maps include the following locations: alms houses, county hospital, downtown San Jose buildings, the county fairgrounds, court houses, boy's ranch, parks, civic center, and other miscellaneous locations.
    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

    Insurance records, 2006-021, Santa Clara County Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    These records were donated by Marilyn Ott in 2006.

    Processing Information

    This collection was processed by Trista Raezer 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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Santa Clara County Insurance Records consists of two binders filled with fire insurance analysis, maps, and photographs of county buildings. The first binder, titled "Board of Supervisors Santa Clara County Insurance Analysis," was created by the Pacific National Fire Insurance Co. on December 1, 1937. The second binder, titled "Insurance Valuation Survey for the County of Santa Clara," was created by Hall and Rambo, McChesney and Webster Insurance Brokers, located in San Jose, California. This binder's records range from 1962 to 1968.
    These binders include fire insurance analysis, values, rates, premiums, costs, policy numbers, fire insurance company names, and recommendations. The fire insurance maps are color coded to notate building materials, hydrant locations, fire alarm box locations, elevator shafts and windows. Most of the county building photographs include the building's name and insurance value.
    Photographs and maps include the following locations: alms houses, county hospital, downtown San Jose buildings, the county fairgrounds, court houses, boy's ranch, parks, civic center, and other miscellaneous locations.

    Arrangement

    The records are organized into one series: Binders.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Fire insurance.
    Insurance.
    Maps --1930-1940.
    Maps --1960-1970.
    Photographs --1930-1940.
    Photographs --1960-1970.
    Santa Clara County (Calif.)
    Santa Clara County (Calif.). Board of Supervisors
    Santa Clara County (Calif.) -- Maps
    Santa Clara County (Calif.). Supervisors, Board of