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Collection on Santa Clara County's Agricultural Past
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Project Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection on Santa Clara County's Agricultural Past
    Dates: 1847-1952
    Bulk Dates: 1890/1930
    Collection number: Consult repository
    Collector: San Jose Public Library
    Collection Size: 200 items 200 online items
    Repository: San Jose Public Library
    San Jose, California 95112
    Abstract: These items were selected from the collections of the California Room to give an overview of life in Santa Clara County before it became known as Silicon Valley. The materials cover the years 1847-1952, with most dating to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Materials include photographs, postcards, letters, maps, pamphlets and other ephemerae. The emphasis is on the portrayal of rural and small town life in Santa Clara County including farms, orchards, canneries, streets, transportation, education, recreation and everyday activities. Materials were chosen from the files of the California Room and the Arbuckle Research Collection.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Digitized collection materials available online.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright restrictions may apply. For permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the lead librarian of the California Room.

    Preferred Citation

    Collection on Santa Clara County's Agricultural Past. San Jose Public Library, San Jose, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials collected by San Jose Public Library. Consult repository for more information.

    Project Information

    These materials were assembled from the collections of the San Jose Public Library's California Room and digitized as part of a one-year statewide project (Local History Digital Resources Project) from July 2005 through June 2006. The project funded training in digital project management and the scanning of 200 items to form a core collection of digital objects. Project work was supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. The scanning was performed by Northern Micrographics of La Crosse Wisconsin.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These items were selected from the collections of the California Room to give an overview of life in Santa Clara County before it became known as Silicon Valley. The materials cover the years 1847-1952, with most dating to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Materials include photographs, postcards, letters, maps, pamphlets and other ephemerae. The emphasis is on the portrayal of rural and small town life in Santa Clara County including farms, orchards, canneries, streets, transportation, education, recreation and everyday activities. Materials were chosen from the files of the California Room and the Arbuckle Research Collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

    Places

    San Jose (Calif.)
    Santa Clara County (Calif.)
    Santa Clara (Calif.)
    Gilroy (Calif.)
    Los Gatos (Calif.)
    Saratoga (Calif.)
    Milpitas (Calif.)
    Palo Alto (Calif.)
    Campbell (Calif.)
    Cupertino (Calif.)
    Morgan Hill (Calif.)
    Mountain View (Calif.)

    Topics

    Orchards--California--Santa Clara County
    Fruit--California--Santa Clara County
    Agriculture--California--Santa Clara County
    Prune Industry--California--Santa Clara County
    Dried Fruit--California--Santa Clara County
    Fruit--Drying--California--Santa Clara County
    Hotels--California--Santa Clara County
    Streets-California--Santa Clara County
    Trees--California--Santa Clara County
    Flowering Trees--California--Santa Clara County
    Street-Railroads--California--Santa Clara County
    Farm Buildings--California--Santa Clara County
    Cyclists--California--Santa Clara County
    Railroads--California--Santa Clara County

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Photographs
    Postcards
    Pamphlets
    Invoices
    Leaflets
    Programs
    Letters (Correspondence)
    Proclamations
    Atlases