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Finding aid for the West Valley College Library Services and Instruction Materials
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: West Valley College library services and instruction materials
    Dates: 1972-
    Bulk Dates: 1978-1985
    Collection number: Consult repository
    Creator: West Valley College
    Collection Size: 2.5 linear feet. Online items available
    Repository: West Valley College Library
    Saratoga, CA 95070
    Abstract: This file contains West Valley College materials generated for, or about, the West Valley College Library.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    West Valley College library services and instruction materials, Consult repository. Courtesy of the West Valley College Library.

    Acquisition Information

    Material in this collection came from the West Valley College Library.

    Biography / Administrative History

    The West Valley Joint Community College District was formed in January of 1963 when voters approved creation of the district after a countywide master plan for community college education had been designed in 1962. At that time it was comprised of the Campbell Union, Los Gatos-Saratoga high school districts and the Santa Clara Unified School District. Doors opened for classes in fall 1964 at the Campbell campus. In early 1966, a 143-acre site in Saratoga was purchased for what would become the permanent campus for West Valley College and the District offices. Groundbreaking for the first campus building began in June 1967. The second campus in the College District, Mission College, began with the acquisition of 12 acres in Santa Clara and eventually grew to be a 164-acre site. Mission College was temporarily located at Jefferson Intermediate School from 1975 to 1979. With the completion of the first building phase in the fall of 1979, the new Mission College campus opened its doors to students. In September 1985, the name of the District was changed from the West Valley Joint Community College District to West Valley-Mission Community College District (WVMCCD).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This file contains West Valley College Library materials, including accreditation documentation, annual and organizational reports, blueprints and plans, furniture specifications and layout, print and color slide photography, library guides and instructional materials, anniversary-related items, a vintage user library card assortment, and library-generated publications. The file also includes 4 sets of instructional color slides dating from 1978-1985.


    The file is arranged alphabetically by subject. The instruction slides are boxed by topic.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    West Valley College
    West Valley College. Library
    West Valley College. Library
    Community college libraries--California--Saratoga