The Thomas M. King Papers includes materials related to King's historic preservation work in San Jose, perticularly as it
relates to the San Jose Survey of Historic and Archaeological Sites; and various edited manuscripts of King's published work
History of San Jose Quakers, West Coast Friends: based on Joel Bean's diaries in Iowa and California.
Tom M. King was born in Colusa County, California in 1940. King moved to San Jose in 1971, where he became involved in historic
preservation. In 1974, he received his Master's Degree in Historic Urban Geography from San Jose State University. King's
interest in historic preservation led him to coordinate and conduct the San Jose Survey of Historic & Archaeological Sites
(SJSHAS) between 1973 and 1974. King's efforts resulted in the first comprehensive inventory of historic places completed
in San Jose. He later completed a similar survey of the city of Campbell while working for the Campbell City Historical Museum.
(2 linear feet)
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The collection is open for research.