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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 County Counsel records
    Dates: 1961-2008
    Bulk Dates: 1961-1971
    Collection number: 2009-168
    Creator: Santa Clara County (Calif.) Office of County Counsel
    Collection Size: .25 cubic feet
    Repository: Santa Clara County Archives.
    San Jose, CA 95112-2527
    Abstract: This collections contains one scrapbook and one folder of news clippings about the Office of County Counsel.
    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 County Counsel records, 2009-168, Santa Clara County Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was transferred to the Archives by the Office of County Counsel in 2009.

    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.

    Administrative History

    The Board of Supervisors created the Office of County Counsel in 1948. The first county counsel was Howard Campen, who served until 1955, later becoming county executive in 1957. The Office of County Counsel provides legal advice and representation for the County of Santa Clara, including the Board of Supervisors and County agencies and departments.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection includes one scrapbook of news clippings from 1961 to 1971. The clippings appear to have been selected for inclusion because they mentioned a representative of the county counsel's office in the news story. The collection also includes a folder of news clippings and photocopies of articles about County Counsel Ann Ravel, covering the years 1998 to 2008.


    The folder of clippings is arranged in chronological order.

    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.) Office of County Counsel