The Santa Clara University Archives collection includes photographs, manuscripts, artifacts, maps, ephemera, and administrative
records documenting Mission Santa Clara and Santa Clara University. The majority of images included in
Silicon Valley History Online are photographs of student life, campus events, the built environment, significant students or faculty, and Mission-period
documents and artifacts.
Santa Clara University, founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus as "Santa Clara College," is California's oldest institution
of higher learning. It was established on the site of the Mission Santa Clara de Asís, the eighth of the original 21 California
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Santa Clara University Archives can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying
any claims of the copyright holder. Permission to copy or publish any portion of Santa Clara University Archives'collection
must be given by Santa Clara University Archives.
Santa Clara University permits public access to its archives within the context of respect for individual privacy, administrative
confidentiality, and the integrity of the records. It reserves the right to close all or any portion of its records to researchers.
The archival files of any office may be opened to a qualified researcher by the administrator of that office or his/her designee
at any time.
Archival collections may be used by researchers only in the Reading Room of the University Archives and may be photocopied
only at the discretion of the archivist.