County Parks Photograph 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
© 2010
Santa Clara County. All rights reserved.

County Parks Photograph Collection

Collection number: 2008-006

Santa Clara County Archives

San Jose, California
Processed by:
Michael Griffith
Date Completed:
2010
Encoded by:
Michael Griffith
© 2010 Santa Clara County. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: County Parks Photograph collection
Dates: 1964-2006
Collection number: 2008-006
Creator: Santa Clara County (Calif.) Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Collection Size: 212 digital images.
Repository: Santa Clara County Archives.
San Jose, CA 95112-2527
Abstract: This collection contains images of County parks, primarily from the 1970s and 1980s.
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

County Parks Photograph collection, 2008-006, Santa Clara County Archives.

Acquisition Information

These images were given to the Archives by the County Department of Parks and Recreation in 2008.

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

Santa Clara County purchased its first parkland in 1928. The County Department of Parks and Recreation was formed in 1956. It manages 28 regional parks which encompass nearly 45,000 acres. Many of the parks include points of local historical interest.

Scope and Content of Collection

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

Arrangement

This collection was maintained in the original order in which it was given to the Archives.

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.) Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Parks California
Photographs


Collection Contents

 

Fishing, 1969-2006

Physical Description: 9 images

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains nine images related to fishing, primarily at County reservoirs. Four of the images are dated 1969, one is dated 2006, and four are undated.
 

Picnic and Camping, 1972-1984

Physical Description: 37 images

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains 37 images related to camping in County parks. The dated images range from 1972 to 1984. Many images are undated. Areas depicted include Anderson Toyon, Ed Levin County Park, Coyote Lake, Grant Park, Hellyer Park, Mount Madonna, and Stevens Creek.
 

Snow in Parks, 1972-1977

Physical Description: 24 images

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains 24 images of snow in County parks. The dated images are from 1972 to 1977. Parks depicted include New Almaden, Grant Ranch, Mount Madonna, and Uvas Canyon.
 

Habitats, Human Impacts, and Historical Sites, 1964-1994

Physical Description: 142 images

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains 13 images and seven subseries. The images not in a subseries include three related to New Almaden, two related to Hellyer Park, four related to Stevens Creek, one of Montalvo, and three miscellaneous.
 

Anderson, 1980-1987

Physical Description: 12 images

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains 12 images of Anderson Park. One image is dated 1980, three are dated 1987, and the rest are undated.
 

Construction and Development, 1964-1977

Physical Description: 39 images

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains 22 pictures and two files. Of the 22 pictures, seven show the construction of Hellyer Park and two, Vasona. Four appear to show maintenance in Mount Madonna and another four in Uvas Creek.
 

Ed Levin, 1964-1973

Physical Description: 11 images

File Scope and Content Summary

This file contains eleven images from Ed Levin Park, eight showing the cemetery area. Seven of the pictures are from 1973, one from 1964, and three undated.
 

Sanborn construction, 1977-1977

Physical Description: 6 images

File Scope and Content Summary

This file contains six images of construction of a parking area. One image is dated 1977 and the rest are undated.
 

Coyote Lake, 1973-1974

Physical Description: 7 images

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains seven images which appear to relate to the creation of Coyote Lake. The images date from 1973 and 1974.
 

Fire, 1979-1994

Physical Description: 18 images

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains eighteen images related to fire in County parks. Two images are dated 1979, one is dated 1994, and the rest are undated. Ten of the images are of Mount Madonna.
 

Grant, 1976-1979

Physical Description: 40 images

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

this subseries contains 40 images of Grant Park. Eighteen images are dated 1976, two are dated 1979, and the remaining twenty are not dated.
 

Historic Beyond Parks, 1888-1888

Physical Description: 2 images

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains two images, one of Bloomfield Farm and one a copy of a painting of a wagon train.
 

Mount Madonna, 1972-1977

Physical Description: 11 images

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains eleven images of Mount Madonna Park. One is dated 1972, one is dated 1977, at least two are reproductions of historical images, and the remainder are not dated. The photographs are primarily of the Henry Miller bungalow site.