Finding aid for the School District Records

Dorothy Leung
Santa Clara County Archives
1875 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112-2527
Phone: (408) 755-7895
Fax: (408) 755-7897
© 2011
Santa Clara County. All rights reserved.

Finding aid for the School District Records

Collection number: 2011-002

Santa Clara County Archives

San Jose, California
Processed by:
Dorothy Leung
Date Completed:
Encoded by:
Dorothy Leung
© 2011 Santa Clara County. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: School District records
Dates: 1883-1884
Bulk Dates: 1883-1884
Collection number: 2011-002
Creator: County Superintendent of Public Schools
Collection Size: 1 folder
Repository: Santa Clara County Archives.
San Jose, CA 95112-2527
Abstract: The collection consists of school district orders and receipts.
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

School District records, 2011-002, Santa Clara County Archives.

Acquisition Information

The collection was originally donated by Duffy Kune in 2010 to the Gilroy History Museum and transferred to the Santa Clara County Archives in 2011.

Administrative History

Santa Clara County public schools were first created in 1853. In 1855, the superintendent was made a separate elected office. Funding and attendance were the foremost issues as the number of schools increased through the 1870s. The majority of school orders in this collection were placed in 1883, while Lemuel Chipman served as superintendent.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains records of orders from the county superintendent of public schools and school district receipts for purchase of supplies.


The collection consists of 3 orders arranged numerically from the county superintendent of public schools and 4 school district receipts arranged chronologically.

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.)
School districts--Accounting.
School superintendents--California.


Laffey, G.A., & Detlefs, R.G. (1995). County Leadership: Santa Clara County Government History. San Jose, CA: The County of Santa Clara Historical Heritage Commission. p. 51-2, 141.


Series I: School District Records 1883-1884

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box/Folder : 1/1

County Superintendent of Public School Orders 1883

Physical Description: 3 receipts
Box/Folder : 1/1

School District Receipts 1883-1884

Physical Description: 4 receipts