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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 publications
    Dates: 1964-
    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 an alphabetical arrangement of past and present West Valley College publications.
    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 publications, Consult repository. Courtesy of the West Valley College Library.

    Acquisition Information

    Most of the publications had been stored in the Carlson House prior to 1998; others were provided by Printing Services and Graphic Artist, Margie Moran.

    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 an alphabetical arrangement of past and present West Valley College publications. Represented here are incomplete or irregular runs of campus broadsheets, student publications, reports, guides, pressbooks and the like. It includes: ACE newsletter, Academic planning calendar, Assisting the emotionally distressed student, Calendars, Campus bridge, Campcon, Campus connections, Collegian (Norseman), Community report, Connections, Discovering, District dialog, Diversity challenge, ET grapevine, Emergency procedures manual, Factbook, Goals, Green sheet, Just for the record, MCWV Educational Foundation report, Many voices (EOPS), Native voice, Outreach news, Police publications, Potpourri, Procedures for emergency care, Sports press book, Stores catalog, Student guides, Student handbooks (1964-1967; 1989; 1996-2008), Today, Update, View, Viking review (1965-1988), Vocational nursing publications, WVC Admissions bulletins, WVC information bulletins, WVC reference guide, WV/MC AFL CIO newsletter, West Vally College newsletter, West Valley College rules and regulations, West Valley district report, West Valley reports (1965-1967; 1977), and What's happening at West Valley.
    Dates vary, but the earliest publications date from 1964. The longest-running continuous West Valley College publication is THE NORSEMAN, found in the bound periodicals collection under LB 3621 .N6


    The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the publication

    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-Mission Community College District
    West Valley College
    West Valley-Mission Community College District
    West Valley College
    West Valley-Mission Community College District--History
    West Valley College--History