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Guide to the Santa Clara University Map Collection,1854-1982
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Administrative Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content

  • Overview of the Collection

    Provenance: Santa Clara University Archives Santa Clara University
    Title: Santa Clara University Map Collection,
    Date: 1854-1982
    Repository: Santa Clara University Archives
    Santa Clara, CA 95053
    Extent: 41 items
    Collection Number: MAPS-SCU
    Abstract: The Santa Clara University Map Collection consists of 41 maps, drawings, surveys, and site plans of Santa Clara University. The maps in the collection range in date from 1854 to 1982, and include items prepared by public works officials, professional architects and surveyors for University planning purposes, engineering students for class assignments, and local historians for historical research.
    Languages: and [code "English" not found in ISO 639-2 list].

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Santa Clara University permits public access to its archives within the context of respect for individual privacy, administrative confidentiality, and the integrity of the records. It reserves the right to close all or any portion of its records to researchers.
    The archival files of any office may be opened to a qualified researcher by the administrator of that office or his/her designee at any time.
    Archival collections may be used by researchers only in the Reading Room of the University Archives at the discretion of the archivist.

    Publications Rights

    Permission to copy or publish any portion of the Archives' materials must be given by the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Santa Clara University Map Collection, Santa Clara University. University Archives.

    History

    Santa Clara University, founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus as Santa Clara College, is California's oldest institution of higher learning. It was established on the site of the Mission Santa Clara de Asis, the eighth of the original 21 California missions.

    Scope and Content

    The Santa Clara University Map Collection consists of 41 maps, drawings, surveys, and site plans of Santa Clara University, ranging in date from 1854-1982. They include color landscape drawings, University master plans, area maps of campus buildings, and early plot maps of Santa Clara College. The maps in the collection were prepared by public works officers, engineering students for class assignments, professional architects and surveyors for University planning purposes, and historians for historical research. This collection of maps visually represents the changing spaces of the University campus over time, from its founding in 1851 as Santa Clara College, to the present day, as Santa Clara University.
    The Santa Clara University Map Collection is an artificial collection created by the University Archives. The items in the collection were acquired from various sources, including faculty, alumni, University departments, and private donors.

    Arrangement

    The Santa Clara University Archives Map Collection is arranged numerically by Map ID.