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Finding aid of the County Fairgrounds Collection
2011-004 and 2011-005  
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Series: I Fairgrounds' Board Meeting Minutes, 1939-1997

Physical Description: 5 boxes

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of the meeting minutes for the Santa clara County Fair Association Board.
 

Series: II Financial Reports, 1941-1998

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of annual financial reports for the County Fair, including expenditures and profits.
 

Series: III Programs and Premium Lists, 1941-2009

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of programs, premium lists, and entry handbooks for the annual County Fair.
 

Series: IV Photographs, Slides, and Negatives, 1941-2000s

Physical Description: Approximately 25 cubic feet

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of photographs taken at each annual County Fair. These images include aerials of the Fairgrounds, beauty pageants, farm animals, amusement rides, arts and crafts, children, contests, Fairgrounds buildings, merchant booths, exhibits, floral arrangements, and much more.
 

Series: V General Information and Memorabilia, 1941-2006

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of an artificial collection of information and memorabilia on the Fair compiled and arranged by a Fair employee. Items in this series includes programs, pamphlets, newspaper articles, and information about the fair.
 

Series: VI Video and Audio Tapes, 1980s-1990s

Physical Description: Approximately 5 cubic feet

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of videos and audio tapes of television and radio commercials for the annual County Fair.
 

Series: VII Scrapbooks, 1941-1980s

Physical Description: Approximately 17 cubic feet

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of scrapbooks created for each annual County Fair. The scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, photographs, programs and pamphlets.
 

Series: VIII Newspaper Clippings, 1941-2000s

Physical Description: 1 box

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of newspaper clippings of articles about the annual County Fair.
 

Series: IX Blueprints, 1940s-2000s

Physical Description: Approximately 2 cubic feet

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of blueprints of buildings at the County Fairgrounds.
 

Series: X Administrative files, 1949-1998

Physical Description: 1 box
 

Box-Folder: 1/1 A Brief History of the Santa Clara County Fair by Dick Barrett, 1968

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/2 Master Project List (Roof/Pavement), 1985-1987

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/3 Horse Barns, 1989-1990

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/4 Facility Conditions Assessment Draft Report, 1998

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/5 Final Asbestos Survey Report, 1991

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/6 Board Committees, 1996-1997

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/7 By-Laws of the Santa Clara County Fair Association, 1996

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/8 Articles of Incorporation, 1995

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/9 Advertising, 1956

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/10 Tech High School Feed, 1953

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/11 Concessions-Expo Hall, 1953

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/12 Publicity, 1955

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/13 Construction Work, 1957

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/14 Premium Books, 1953

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/15 Praise and Thank You Letters, 1953

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/16 Women's Department, 1957

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/17 Press, Radio TV Dinner 1953

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/18 Children's Playgrounds, 1949

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/19 Correspondence, 1951-1988

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/20 Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Management Corporation, Inc. and Fair Association Records, 1995-1997

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/21 Memorandum, 1996

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/22 Administrative Records, Miscellaneous, 1970s-1990s

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/23 Public Opinion Surveys, 1949 and 1998

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/24 Annual Statistical Attendance Reports, 1986-1989

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/25 Five Year Maintenance Plan, 1987-1992

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/26 Building Maintenance Proposal, 1995

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/27 Consulting Analysis on the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds 1994

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/28 Fairgrounds Revitalization Plan, 1998

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Series: XI Press Kits/Books, 1968-2001

Physical Description: 5 folders

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of kits/books that were given out to the press that contained information about the fair. There is also one folder of materials that were given out to corporate sponsors.
 

Series: XII Fairgrounds Publications, 1957-2006

Physical Description: 3 folders

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of newsletters and publications created by the Fairgrounds.
 

Box-Folder: 1/7 Faircast, 1957

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/8 Happy Talks, News and Views, and The Fair Views, 1980-2001

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Box-Folder: 1/9 As the Wheel Turns..., 1993

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Series: XIII Pamphlets and Posters, 1970s-1990s

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of pamphlets and posters promoting the fair.
 

Series: XIV Senior Expo, 1986-1993

Physical Description: 16 folders

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of administrative records, pamphlets, and newspaper articles about the Senior Expo, which was an event held for Senior Citizens in order to "educate, entertain, and make available to our 176,000 Santa Clara County Seniors...knowledge that will enable them to enjoy a full and meaningful life."
 

Series: XV Ephemera, circa 1940s-2000s

Physical Description: Approximately a quarter cubic foot

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of ephemera of the annual County Fair, such as pins, posters, and ribbons.