Guide to the California History Center Silicon Valley History Online

California History Center and Foundation staff
De Anza College
California History Center and Foundation
The Louis E. Stocklmeir Regional History Library and Archives
21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: (408) 864-8712
Email: info@calhistory.org
URL: http://www.calhistory.org/
© 2004
California History Center. All rights reserved.

Guide to the California History Center Silicon Valley History Online

Collection number: Consult repository.

De Anza College, California History Center

Cupertino, California

Contact Information

  • De Anza College
  • California History Center and Foundation
  • The Louis E. Stocklmeir Regional History Library and Archives
  • 21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
  • Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Phone: (408) 864-8712
  • Email: info@calhistory.org
  • URL: http://www.calhistory.org/
Processed by:
De Anza College, California History Center staff
Date Completed:
2004
Encoded by:
Online Archive of California
© 2004 De Anza College, California History Center. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California History Center Silicon Valley History Online
Dates: 1875-1960
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1880-1950)
Collection number: Consult repository
Collector: De Anza College. California History Center
Collection Size: 180+ items 79 online items
Repository: De Anza College. California History Center
Cupertino, California 95014
Abstract: The California History Center collection includes images of historical interest of Santa Clara County with emphasis on the western Santa Clara Valley, especially the municipalities of Cupertino, Saratoga and Los Gatos, and San José. Nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth century agricultural, and transportation history, education and urban life are portrayed in visual images from the general photo collection, the Charles Fuller family scrapbook collection, the Charlie Baer photo collection, a postcard file and ephemeral items. Cupertino farming families such as the Merithew and Dunbar families, Charlie Baer's automobiles and business activities, local churches, and Cupertino and north county schools are featured along with landscape images from parks and creeks of Santa Clara Valley. Charles Fuller's March 1914 bicycle trip from Sunnyvale to Mt. Hamilton and Lick Observatory is recorded through captioned photographs.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Selected digitized photographs available online.

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

The California History Center 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 the California History Center's collection must be given by the California History Center.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following credit line: "[Title and date of image], [Source ID], courtesy [name of contributing repository], obtained from www.siliconvalleyhistory.org."

Acquisition Information

This collection was created by California History Center staff during 2003-2004 as part of the Silicon Valley History Online Project.

Project Information: Silicon Valley History Online

Silicon Valley History Online is a collaboration of seven institutions providing the first gateway to the major historical resources of this important California region. Images dating from 1800 to 2000 illustrating life in California's Santa Clara Valley were selected from the collections of the California History Center at De Anza College, History San José, Intel Corporation Museum, San Jose Public Library California Room, San José State University Special Collections, Santa Clara City Library Heritage Pavilion, and the Santa Clara University Archives. Items include photographs, ephemera, artifacts, maps and manuscripts. Selected items were digitized as part of a one-year collaborative project funded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the California State Library. For more information please see the Silicon Valley History Online website at http://www.siliconvalleyhistory.org/about.html .

Scope and Content of Collection

The California History Center collection includes images of historical interest of Santa Clara County with emphasis on the western Santa Clara Valley, especially the municipalities of Cupertino, Saratoga and Los Gatos, and San José. Nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth century agricultural, and transportation history, education and urban life are portrayed in visual images from the general photo collection, the Charles Fuller family scrapbook collection, the Charlie Baer photo collection, a postcard file and ephemeral items. Cupertino farming families such as the Merithew and Dunbar families, Charlie Baer's automobiles and business activities, local churches, and Cupertino and north county schools are featured along with landscape images from parks and creeks of Santa Clara Valley. Charles Fuller's March 1914 bicycle trip from Sunnyvale to Mt. Hamilton and Lick Observatory is recorded through captioned photographs.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Baer, Charlie
Blabon, Ethyle
Blake family
Bubb family
Fuller family
Porter family
Winchester, Sarah Pardee, 1837-1922
Santa Clara County (Calif.)--History
Cupertino (Calif.)
Los Gatos (Calif.)
San José (Calif.)
Saratoga (Calif.)
Hamilton Range, Mount (Calif.)
Lick Observatory
African Americans
Agriculture
Automobiles
Chinese Americans
Children
Education
Electric railroads
Transportation
Urban life
Silicon Valley History Online

Genres and Forms of Material

Aerial
Ephemera
Maps
Panoramic photographs
Photographic postcards
Photographic prints