Office of County Counsel Records

Michael Griffith
Santa Clara County Archives
1875 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112-2527
Phone: (408) 755-7895
Fax: (408) 755-7897
© 2009
Santa Clara County. All rights reserved.

Office of County Counsel Records

Collection number: 2009-168

Santa Clara County Archives

San Jose, California
Processed by:
Michael Griffith
Date Completed:
Encoded by:
Michael Griffith
© 2009 Santa Clara County. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Office of County Counsel records
Dates: 1961-2008
Bulk Dates: 1961-1971
Collection number: 2009-168
Creator: Santa Clara County (Calif.) Office of County Counsel
Collection Size: .25 cubic feet
Repository: Santa Clara County Archives.
San Jose, CA 95112-2527
Abstract: This collections contains one scrapbook and one folder of news clippings about the Office of County Counsel.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult Archives staff.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


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

Office of County Counsel records, 2009-168, Santa Clara County Archives.

Acquisition Information

This collection was transferred to the Archives by the Office of County Counsel in 2009.

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 Board of Supervisors created the Office of County Counsel in 1948. The first county counsel was Howard Campen, who served until 1955, later becoming county executive in 1957. The Office of County Counsel provides legal advice and representation for the County of Santa Clara, including the Board of Supervisors and County agencies and departments.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection includes one scrapbook of news clippings from 1961 to 1971. The clippings appear to have been selected for inclusion because they mentioned a representative of the county counsel's office in the news story. The collection also includes a folder of news clippings and photocopies of articles about County Counsel Ann Ravel, covering the years 1998 to 2008.


The folder of clippings is arranged in chronological order.

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.) Office of County Counsel