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Council of Churches of Santa Clara County Records
2014-49  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Council of Churches of Santa Clara County Records
    Dates: 1942-2011
    Collection Number: 2014-49
    Creator/Collector: Council of Churches of Santa Clara County
    Extent: 37 linear feet
    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    San Jose, California 95112
    Abstract: Records of the the Council of Churches of Santa Clara County.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is open to the public by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives

    Preferred Citation

    Council of Churches of Santa Clara County Records. History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to History San Jose in 2014 by Alice E. Thorn

    Biography/Administrative History

    The San Jose Council of Churches was founded in 1942, and became in 1956 the Santa Clara County Council of Churches. The primary concern and emphasis during the first eight years was religious education, but the ecumenical group's outreach grew significantly to include prisoner and juvenile detention chaplaincy, anti-gambling efforts, race relations and housing discrimination, evangelism, migrant farm worker support and programs, and programs for the elderly, refugees, and other marginalized groups.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Records of the the Council of Churches of Santa Clara County. Founded in 1942, the organization was part of the community until it ceased operations in 2011. Includes information on local social programs supported by the organization.

    Indexing Terms

    Local councils of churches
    Interdenominational cooperation
    Migrant agricultural laborers
    Social service
    Santa Clara County (Calif.)

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