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James T. Beall, Jr. Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James T. Beall, Jr. collection
    Dates: 1996-2006
    Collection number: Consult repository
    Creator: James T. Beall, Jr.
    Collection Size: 1369 digital texts and 913 digital images.
    Repository: Santa Clara County Archives.
    San Jose, CA 95112-2527
    Abstract: This collection documents James T. "Jim" Beall, Jr.'s service as a member of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors from 1994 to 2006.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult Archives staff.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    The Archives can claim physical ownership only for some collections. Users are responsible for securing permission of the copyright holder for publication or quotation.

    Preferred Citation

    James T. Beall, Jr. collection, Santa Clara County Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    This material was transferred to the Archives by Supervisor Beall upon leaving the Board of Supervisors in 2006.

    Processing Information

    This collection was processed by Michael Griffith working under NHPRC grant RA-10047-07, the Santa Clara County Archives Project. A fuller account of the grant project is available at the Archives website. The collection was transferred as twelve digital folders. All the folders and subfolders were opened and their contents listed and described. The original order of the collection has been maintained. In copying the origianl files to reference disks, empty folders and duplicate files were omitted.


    Supervisor James T. "Jim" Beall, Jr. was born in Santa Clara County in 1952. He attended San Jose State University, graduating with a BA in political science. He served on the San Jose City Council for fourteen years prior to his election in 1994 to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, on which he served for twelve years. While on the Board, Supervisor Beall chaired the Children Seniors and Families Committee and also served as vice chair of the Legislative Committee and of the Public Safety and Justice Committee. He was chair of the Board in 1996, 2001, and 2006. From 1998 to 2000, Supervisor Beall also chaired the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Supervisor Beall's interests and concerns included increasing health care access, providing efficient transportation, and creating affordable housing. In 2006, Supervisor Beall won election to the California State Assembly for the 24th District, which includes Campbell and Saratoga and parts of Santa Clara, San Jose, Cupertino, and Los Gatos.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The James T."Jim" Beall, Jr. Collection consists of over 1300 texts and 900 photographs, all in digital format. The collection documents Supervisor Beall's service on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors from 1994 to 2006, with the bulk of the files and pictures covering the years 2002 to 2006. The texts are primarily official documents, such as recommendations to the Board and reports from agencies or county officials. They also include summaries of Supervisor Beall's activities in a variety of areas and outreach materials, such as newsletters. There are some documents pertaining to organization of the supervisor's office and some office financial documents. The largest groups of records deal with health care issues, with other children, seniors, and family issues, and with outreach. The documents are primarily in PDF format or in Word, although a number of other formats are included.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    James T. Beall, Jr.
    Santa Clara County (Calif.) Supervisors, Board of
    Health Insurance--California
    Housing--California--Santa Clara County