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Albert Walton DeRome Papers
2000-24  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Albert Walton DeRome Papers
    Dates: 1966-1992
    Collection Number: 2000-24
    Creator/Collector: DeRome, Albert Walton (1914-1998)
    Extent: Approximately 1.5 linear feet
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    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    San Jose, California 95110
    Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, advertisements, and extensive photographs documenting urban renewal and redevelopment efforts in San Jose, California, during the late 1960s to early 1990s.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Papers are open to the public for research by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Albert Walton DeRome Papers. History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to History San Jose in 2000.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Albert DeRome was born September 27, 1914, near San Francisco. He lived in San Jose, San Francisco, and Pacific Grove, California. He passed away in San Jose in 1998.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, advertisements, and extensive photographs taken by Mr. DeRome documenting urban renewal and redevelopment efforts, as well as opposition to these projects, in San Jose, California, during the late 1960s to early 1990s. The Auzerais, Park City, and San Antonio Plaza projects are well-documented. DeRome's photographs portray downtown San Jose between 1967 and 1985, including the demolition of the Bank of America building, and a large series taken in 1967 and 1968 of retail shops and shoppers along First Street and other central downtown streets.

    Indexing Terms

    Urban renewal--California--San Jose
    City planning
    San Jose Redevelopment Agency (Calif.)
    San Jose (Calif.)

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