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Santa Clara County
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San Jose, California 95110
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Assessor's Office Records

This collection contains assessment records created by the County Assessor's Office.

Beall (James T., Jr.) Collection

This collection documents James T. "Jim" Beall, Jr.'s service as a member of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors from 1994 to 2006.

Black (Cora L.) Postcard Collection

This collection contains postcards to Cora L. Black, which were separated from the probate court records. Her will was contested in the probate court by the University of Southern California v. the University of California at Los Angeles.

Board of Supervisors Records

The Board of Supervisors Records consist of financial records, Board of Supervisor meeting minutes, County ordinances, record of boundaries of school districts, records of franchises, road registers, adminstration files, and ephemera.

Campen (Howard W.) Collection

This collection consists of miscellaneous materials documenting the life of County Executive Howard W. Campen.

Clerk-Recorder Records

This collection consists of groups of officially recorded documents maintained by the County Clerk and the County Recorder. These include real property records, licenses, certifications, registrations, notary public records, business records, court records, maps, bonds, cemetery records, wills, articles of...

Controller-Treasurer Records

This collection consists of bonds, tax rates and tax information pamphlets, County Auditor's Office records, Tax Collector's receipts, portraits, receipt books, and a scrap book.

Controller-Treasurer Records

This collection consists of miscellaneous records created by the County Treasurer or by the County Auditor.

Cortese (Dominic L.) Collection

The Dominic L. Cortese Collection consists of photographs, a press release, newspaper clippings, speeches, and correspondence that document his time as Santa Clara County Supervisor from 1969 to 1980.

County Architectural Drawings Collection

This collection consists of approximately 1,700 architectural drawings, plans and maps. The collection includes various county buildings, parks, roadways and waterways.

County Employee Photograph and Film Collection

The County Employee Photograph and Film Collection consist of photographs of county employees and films of a strike at the Berger Drive county building in 1975. The photographs include employees at county events and parties.

County Fairgrounds Collection

The County Fairgrounds Collection consists of materials pertaining to the County Fair and Fairgrounds ranging from 1939 to 2009. These materials include: Fairgrounds' Board meeting minutes, financial reports, programs, premium lists, administrative files, photographs, slides, negatives, video and audio tapes,...

County Flags and Seals Collection

This collection documents the history of the creation of the flags and seals of Santa Clara County, California.

County Historical Heritage Commission Papers and Photographs

The County Historical Heritage Commission Papers and Photographs collection contains Commission documents, correspondence, minutes, agendas, Heritage Resource Inventory paperwork, Historic American Buildings Surveys, newspaper clippings, photographs and negatives that range from 1960 to 1983. The bulk of the collection is...

County Parks Photograph Collection

This collection contains images of County parks, primarily from the 1970s and 1980s.

County Photographers' Collection

This collection consists of black and white and color photographs - approximately 50,000 negatives, 2,500 slides, and 4,500 prints created by the County Photographers to document the activities and development of the county's government.

Department of Environmental Health Records

This collection consists of three editions of Food Safety, a publication of the Consumer Protection Division of the Department of Environmental Health. The editions are from 1995, 2000, and 2008.

Division of Agriculture Records

This collection contains two County guides to spraying, from 1954 and 1960.

Fisher (Henry B. and Raymond W.) Surveys Collection

This collection contains surveys of property and plans for sewer and road construction, primarily for Santa Clara County, made by Henry B. Fisher and his son Raymond W. Fisher.

Great Registries

This collection contains the Great Registries from 1877-1928 for Santa Clara County.

Insurance Records

The Santa Clara County Insurance Records consist of: fire insurance analysis, fire insurance rates and costs, photographs of county buildings, and fire insurance maps of county property. Photographs and maps include the following locations: alms houses, county hospital, downtown San...

Kutras (Pete) Collection

The Pete Kutras Collection consists of County Executive Kutras' appointment books, county budgets, county annual reports, documentation on the Croy Fire, a history of the County Fairgrounds revitalization project, documentation on the county's Hurricane Katrina relief effort, Iraqi War Veterans...

Las Animas Rancho Abstract

This collection consists of eight bound volumes of copies from official records and one index volume. The volumes document chains of title to lands encompased within the Las Animas Rancho in and around Gilroy.

Love (Pat) Collection

This collection contains photographs and reports related to the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds and the Civic Center.

McHugh (Pete) Collection

The Supervisor Pete McHugh Collection consists of correspondence, memorandums, budget letters, fiscal records and articles. This collection documents the twelve years that Pete McHugh served as a county supervisor for the third district which contains Alviso, Milpitas, Evergreen, the northern...

McMillan (John G. and Percy W.) Surveyor Records

The McMillan Surveyor Records consist of land surveys created by County Surveyor John G. McMillan and his son Percy W. McMillan for their business McMillan & McMillan, Civil Engineers and Surveyors. John G. McMillan served as County Surveyor from 1890-1914....

Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office Records

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office Records consist of coroner inquests and testimonies, coroner's official registers, records of coroner investigations, hospital death records, and lantern slides of human cells and tissue samples taken from the deceased. These records range...

Miller (William J.) Collection

This collection contains law enforcement memorabilia collected by Captain William J. Miller of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department. Items of interest include newspapers, photographs, court records, personal files, ephemera, police records, administration records, history, correspondence, books, and audio discs.

Office of County Counsel Records

This collections contains one scrapbook and one folder of news clippings about the Office of County Counsel.

Office of Planning photograph, slide and film collection

The Office of Planning Photograph, Slide and Film Collection consists of photographs, slides and films that visually document Santa Clara County from 1906 to 1980, with the bulk of the collection ranging from 1950 to 1970. The collection contains aerial...

Office of Planning Records

This collection consists of brochures and other planning documents created by the County Office of Planning and of the Office of Planning publication info.

Office of Public Affairs Plaques Collection

This collection contains awards to and proclamations by Santa Clara County.

Office of Public Affairs Records

This collection contains two publications issued by the Office of Public Affairs, the County News Digest and Comline, the County employee newsletter.

Outdoor Sculpture Survey

This collection consists of surveys of outdoor sculptures in Santa Clara County. Each survey includes the name of artist, year the sculpture was created, dimensions and materials of the sculpture, where the sculpture is located, and any preservation or conservation...

Perez (Phyllis) Collection

The Phyllis Perez Collection consists of photographs and ephemera. The photographs document Board of County Supervisors meeting from 1997 to 2000 and include agendas that describe the photographs. The ephemera consist of items used by Clerk of the Board of...

Public Health Department Records

This collection contains records and documents created by the Public Health Department from 1940 to 2006. The majority of the collection is statistical reports.

Registrar of Voters Records

The Registrar of Voters Records includes documents pertaining to state and national, municipal and county, and school district elections from 1916 to 2010. The collection also includes complete statements of votes, administrative records and California state laws and codes pertaining...

Santa Clara County Free Library

This collection consists of ten volumes listing accessions of the Santa Clara County Free Library. The volumes range from 1914 to 1931.

Santa Clara County Free Library

This collection consists of ten volumes listing accessions of the Santa Clara County Free Library. The volumes range from 1914 to 1931.

Santa Clara County Grand Jury Reports, Audits, and Investigations

This collection consists of copies of audits, investigations, and grand jury reports from Santa Clara County for selected years between 1933 and 1965. It also includes some related items such as maps, reports to the Grand Jury from private entities,...

School District Records

The collection consists of school district orders and receipts.

Sprain (Rick) Collection

This collection consists of materials pertaining both to the history of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office as well as the general history of Santa Clara County. Items included are: crime reports, city directories, hundreds of original as well...

Superior Court Records

This collection consists of series of records from Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Surveyor Records

This collection includes sets of aerial photographs used by the County Surveyor to create topographic maps and for other purposes and a collection related to the lawsuit Miller v. Thomas..

Tax Collector's Records

Original receipts for taxes paid, primarily to Santa Clara County Tax Collector. Names of property owners include Sunol and de Saissett.

Timpany (Charles R.) Collection

This collection documents the career of Santa Clara County Superintendent of Education, Charles R. Timpany.

Valley Medical Center Collection

This collection contains manuals, plans, reports, and videotapes used by or about the Valley Medical Center.