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Finding aid of the Office of Planning Photograph, Slide and Film Collection
2008-005  
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Description
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 views of the County, commercial development, housing, historical landmarks, industries, parks, public facilities, transportation, agriculture, maps and people.
Background
The Planning Office is a division of the Department of Planning and Development of the County of Santa Clara. The Planning Office's main role is to plan and regulate land use and development in unincorporated Santa Clara County. Their duties include: maintaining general plan and zoning ordinances, implement planning studies, reviewing zoning applications, reviewing development applications, and monitoring major building projects.
Extent
4 cubic feet
Restrictions
The Archives can claim physical ownership only for some collections. Users are responsible for securing permission of the copyright holder for publication or quotation.
Availability
Collection is open for research.