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Briones (Juana) collection, circa 1960-2009
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  • Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Juana Briones Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: M1706
    Physical Description: 8 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1960-2009
    Language of Material: English
    Language of Material: English.

    Scope and Contents

    Oral histories, memoirs, research files, photographs, newsclippings, maps, publications, adobe house preservation work, etc. Included is a 1870 census of Chinese workers, adobe samples from the house, information about the adobe structure, the historic structure report, the original house plan, the Juana Briones house tour docent handbook, "The Story of Donna Juana Briones de Miranda, " by Catherine Crary Elwood, 1962.

    Biographical / Historical

    Juana Briones (1802-1899) was a businesswoman and landowner in the San Francisco Bay Area.


    These materials were collected by students in the Stanford History 201 course taught by Carol McKibben during the fall of 2009. The materials were given to Stanford University Libraries by various donors. At the time of this class, the historic adobe house was still standing but slated for demolition.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research; material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Juana Briones collection (M1706). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of various donors, transferred to Special Collections, 2009 and 2012. Accessions 2009-241 and 2012-124.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Santa Clara County (Calif.) -- History
    California -- History -- 19th Century
    Hispanic American women -- California -- Biography -- Sources
    Briones, Juana, 1802-1899