Valley Medical Center Collection

Michael Griffith
Santa Clara County Archives
1875 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112-2527
Phone: (408) 755-7895
Fax: (408) 755-7897
URL: http://archives.sccgov.org
Email: Archives@ceo.sccgov.org
© 2011
Santa Clara County. All rights reserved.

Valley Medical Center Collection

Collection number: 2006-009, 2006, 001, 2010-001, 2011-001

Santa Clara County Archives

San Jose, California
Processed by:
Michael Griffith and Trista Raezer
Date Completed:
2011
Encoded by:
Michael Griffith and Trista Raezer
© 2011 Santa Clara County. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Valley Medical Center collection
Dates: 1956-2003
Collection number: 2006-009, 2006, 001, 2010-001, 2011-001
Creator: Santa Clara County (Calif.) Valley Medical Center
Collection Size: 5 archives boxes
Repository: Santa Clara County Archives.
San Jose, CA 95112-2527
Abstract: This collection contains manuals, plans, reports, and videotapes used by or about the Valley Medical Center.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult Archives staff.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

The Archives can claim physical ownership only for some collections. Users are responsible for securing permission of the copyright holder for publication or quotation.

Preferred Citation

Valley Medical Center collection, 2006-009, 2006, 001, 2010-001, and 2011-001, Santa Clara County Archives.

Acquisition Information

This collection was transferred to the Archives by the Valley Medical Center Library.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Michael Griffith working under NHPRC grant RA-10047-07, the Santa Clara County Archives Project. A fuller account of the grant project is available at the Archives website.

Administrative History

The County Board of Supervisors first established a County Hospital in 1860, as part of its overall responsibility for "county welfare". In 1871, the County purchased the current hospital site, then well outside of San Jose. The hospital expanded greatly in size over the years, and it became a teaching hospital in 1913. In 1996, the hospital name was changed to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In 1993, the hospital and the County Health Department were merged to create the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System (SCVHHS).

Scope and Content of Collection

For scope and content of this collection, see the descriptions of the major subdivisions.

Arrangement

For the arrangement of this collection, see the descriptions of the major subdivisions.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Santa Clara County (Calif.) Health Systems Agency
Tuberculosis--California
Disaster preparedness
Hospitals--California


Collection Contents

 

Manuals, reports, and plans, 1956-1996

Physical Description: 2 archives boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This collections consists of nineteen manuals, reports, and plans related to Valley Medical Center. The items include a facilities master plan, a disaster preparedness manual, a study for consolidating the county health department and Valley Medical Center, a variety of reports on health issues, including two reports on tuberculosis in the county, and a number of studies of medical services in the area.

Arrangement

The items in this series have been placed in chronological order.
 

Videotapes, 1975-2003

Physical Description: 3 archives boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of 44 videotapes produced by, used by, or about Valley Medical Center. The tapes include a five-part "Cultural Awareness Program" and 22 other tapes that appear to have been used in-house. Fifteen tapes reproduce news stories about Valley Medical Center broadcase on local television stations from 1982 to 1988. Six tapes cover a Rehab Nursing Education Program.

Arrangement

The tapes have been placed in chronological order.