This collection documents the two-term administration of Susan Hammer, who served as Mayor of San Jose between the years 1990
and 1998. The collection consists of administrative files, press and publicity, awards, photographs, videotapes, correspondence,
and other memorabilia collected primarily during Hammer's mayoralty. Also included are the files of the Protocol Office created
during the term of Hammer's predecessor, Tom McEnery.
Susan Walker Hammer was born in Altadena, California in 1938. She spent her childhood in neighboring Monrovia, where she lived
in a house built by her grandparents. Her father, Jim Walker managed an insurance agency he co-owned with Hammer's maternal
grandmother, Prairie Krutzch. Hammer's mother, Katrine Walker, was a stay-at-home mother and community activist.
(48 linear feet)
Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jose State University Library Special Collections and Archives. All requests for
permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions
also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational
The collection is open for research.