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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: School District records
    Dates: 1883-1884
    Bulk Dates: 1883-1884
    Collection number: 2011-002
    Creator: County Superintendent of Public Schools
    Collection Size: 1 folder
    Repository: Santa Clara County Archives.
    San Jose, CA 95112-2527
    Abstract: The collection consists of school district orders and receipts.
    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

    School District records, 2011-002, Santa Clara County Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was originally donated by Duffy Kune in 2010 to the Gilroy History Museum and transferred to the Santa Clara County Archives in 2011.

    Administrative History

    Santa Clara County public schools were first created in 1853. In 1855, the superintendent was made a separate elected office. Funding and attendance were the foremost issues as the number of schools increased through the 1870s. The majority of school orders in this collection were placed in 1883, while Lemuel Chipman served as superintendent.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains records of orders from the county superintendent of public schools and school district receipts for purchase of supplies.


    The collection consists of 3 orders arranged numerically from the county superintendent of public schools and 4 school district receipts arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Santa Clara County (Calif.)
    School districts--Accounting.
    School superintendents--California.


    Laffey, G.A., & Detlefs, R.G. (1995). County Leadership: Santa Clara County Government History. San Jose, CA: The County of Santa Clara Historical Heritage Commission. p. 51-2, 141.