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Guide to the Mission Santa Clara Map Collection, 1854-1980
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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: Mission Santa Clara Map Collection,
    Date: 1854-1980
    Repository: Santa Clara University Archives
    Santa Clara, CA 95053
    Extent: 17 items
    Collection Number: MAPS-MSC
    Abstract: The Mission Santa Clara Map Collection consists of 17 maps of Mission Santa Clara, founded in 1777 by the Franciscan Fathers. The maps range in date from 1854-1980, and include site plans, surveys, plot maps, and landscape drawings.
    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], Mission Santa Clara Map Collection, Santa Clara University. University Archives.

    History

    Mission Santa Clara de Asis was founded in 1777, the eighth of the original 21 California Missions. Santa Clara University, founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus as Santa Clara College, was established on the site of Mission Santa Clara de Asis. It is California's oldest institution of higher learning.

    Scope and Content

    The Mission Santa Clara Map Collection consists of 17 maps of Mission Santa Clara, ranging in date from 1854-1980. Some maps are original while others are copies of maps with annotations. Included in the collection is an original hand drawn map of the Mission grounds in 1854, maps comparing the early Mission site with more contemporary SCU buildings, and maps of the three Mission sites with annotations.
    The Mission Santa Clara Map Collection is an artificial collection of maps of Mission Santa Clara, collected by the University Archives. The items in the collection were acquired from various sources, including faculty, staff, alumni, University departments, and private donors.

    Arrangement

    The Mission Santa Clara Map Collection is arranged numerically by Map ID.