Guide to the San Jose Public Library California Room Silicon Valley History Online Collection

San Jose Public Library California Room staff
San Jose Public Library
California Room
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
University of California
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, California 95112
Phone: (408) 808-2167
Email: cal.sjpl@sjlibrary.org
URL: http://www.sjlibrary.org/research/special/ca/
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San Jose Public Library


Descriptive Summary

Title: San Jose Public Library California Room Silicon Valley History Online collection
Dates: 1859-1991
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1890-1940)
Collection number: Consult repository
Collector: San Jose Public Library California Room
Collection Size: 119 items 119 online items
Repository: San Jose Public Library California Room.
San Jose, California 95112
Abstract: The San Jose Public Library California Room collection includes books, photographs, maps, periodicals, clippings and ephemera. The collection covers all of California with special emphasis on San Jose and Santa Clara County. The majority of images chosen for this project were photographs selected from the California Room Photograph collection and the Arbuckle Photograph collection. Also included are ephemera and postcards. The images document businesses, street scenes, agriculture, government, transportation, buildings and special events located in San Jose and Santa Clara County.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Selected digitized photographs available online.

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

The San Jose Public Library California Room can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Permission to copy or publish any portion of San Jose Public Library California Room collection must be given by the San Jose Public Library California Room.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following credit line: "[Title and date of image], [Source ID], courtesy San Jose Public Library California Room, obtained from www.siliconvalleyhistory.org."

Project Information: Silicon Valley History Online

This collection was created by San Jose Public Library California Room staff from 2003-2004 as part of the Silicon Valley History Online Project.
Silicon Valley History Online is a collaboration of seven institutions providing the first gateway to the major historical resources of this important California region. Images dating from 1800 to 2000 illustrating life in California's Santa Clara Valley were selected from the collections of the California History Center, History San Jose, Intel Corporation Museum, San Jose Public Library California Room, San Jose State University Special Collections, Santa Clara City Library Heritage Pavilion, and the Santa Clara University Archives. Items include photographs, ephemera, artifacts, maps and manuscripts. They were digitized as part of a one-year collaborative project funded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the California State Library. For more information please see the Silicon Valley History Online website at http://www.siliconvalleyhistory.org/about.html .

Scope and Content of Collection

The San Jose Public Library California Room collection includes books, photographs, maps, periodicals, clippings and ephemera. The collection covers all of California with special emphasis on San Jose and Santa Clara County. The majority of images chosen for this project were photographs selected from the California Room Photograph collection and the Arbuckle Photograph collection. Also included are ephemera and postcards. The images document businesses, street scenes, agriculture, government, transportation, buildings and special events located in San Jose and Santa Clara County.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Arbuckle, Clyde, 1903-1998
Santa Clara County (Calif.)--History
San Jose (Calif.)--History
Moffett Field
Agriculture--California--Santa Clara County
Buildings--California--Santa Clara County
Buildings--California--San Jose
Schools--California--San Jose
Transportation--California--Santa Clara County
Universities and Colleges--Santa Clara County
Silicon Valley History Online

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographic prints
Ephemera
Postcards