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Finding aid for the West Valley College Pictorial Progress Scrapbooks of the Construction of the Saratoga Campus
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: West Valley College pictorial progress scrapbooks of the construction of the Saratoga campus
    Dates: 1967-1972
    Collection number: Consult repository
    Collector: West Valley College
    Collection Size: 8 oversize scrapbooks. Online items available
    Repository: West Valley College Library
    Saratoga, CA 95070
    Abstract: A series of 8 pictorial scrapbooks of the construction of the West Valley College Saratoga campus.
    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
    Digitized collection materials available online.


    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 pictorial progress scrapbooks of the construction of the Saratoga campus, Consult repository. Courtesy of 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

    A series of 8 pictorial scrapbooks of the construction of the West Valley College Saratoga campus: Business Administration building, Admissions and Records and Counseling buildings, and Administration building; Campus Center building; Engineering Technology building; Humanities and Fine Arts building; Library building; Relocatables, parking, off-Site, pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts; and Science and Mathematics building. The Saratoga campus and buildings were designed by Reid and Tarics, Architects and Engineers, and Higgins and Root, Architects.


    The scrapbooks are arranged numerically.

    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--Buildings
    College buildings--California--Saratoga--Design and construction