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History San Jose Research Library
1661 Senter Road
San Jose, California 95112
Phone: (408) 287-2290
Email: research@historysanjose.org
Collections with online items: 25
Physical collections: 139
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Aiken (William Ross) Papers 1944-2007

Professional papers regarding inventions and patents, with some personal papers. Of particular interest are Aiken's original research journals. The collection contains photographs, photographic negatives, and a biography of Kurt von Tauchendorf, Aiken's patent attorney, written jointly by Aiken and von...

Alpha Delta Kappa California Beta Pi Chapter Records

Records of the California Beta Pi Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, including seven yearbooks and original charter.

American Association of University Women San Jose Branch Records

Records of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) San Jose Branch, including, but not limited to, membership lists and directories, scrapbooks, notebooks, and photograph albums (1937-2000).

American Institute of Architects Santa Clara Valley Chapter Collection

The collection comprises the Santa Clara Valley Chapter, American Institute of Architects records, including board meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, event planning and documentation, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, exhibit display boards, and design awards documentation. The collection covers the years 1946-2008 with...

Apple Computer, Inc. Technical Drawings

Schematic drawings of the Apple Lisa, Macintosh, Macintosh II, Mac SE computers, "Twiggy" floppy disk drive, and LaserWriter II NT.

Atkinson (Harold) Papers

Small set of papers originally belonging to radio operator Harold Atkinson, including a typed transcript of the broadcast of the championship fight between Carpentier and Dempsey (1921) from the radio telephone installed at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, through...

Bacon (Frank) Records

The Records contain photographs, and five scrapbooks.

Bailey-Fellows House, Carol DeSantis Papers on the

Papers compiled by Carol DeSantis on the history of the Bailey-Fellows House at Calero Ranch, San Jose, California.

Bantee (John M.) Letters

Letters of John M. Battee, California pioneer, written to his family between 1853 and 1866, documenting his life in San Jose.

Belden (David and Elizabeth) Papers

Personal papers of Judge David Belden and his wife Elizabeth, including personal and professional correspondence, as well as David Belden's diary, a small number of tax records, and travel ephemera.

Big Basin Park Photograph Album

Album of photographs taken by Andrew Putnam Hill between 1890 and 1920. The majority of photographs feature Big Basin Redwoods State Park, with a small number of the Putnam family and Sempervirens Club. The album is labeled "Mrs. Hill Sr....

Bland (Henry Meade) Photographs

Collection of black and white negatives apparently taken by Henry Meade Bland while teaching at the State Normal School at San Jose, likely dating between 1905-1915.

Bowden (Archer) Papers

Personal papers of former San Jose city attorney Archer Bowden. The bulk of the papers relate to his service in the U.S. Army during World War I. Belden was born in 1885 to California pioneers Nicholas and Sally Trimble Bowden,...

Braly (Elizabeth Madison) Papers

Genealogical research and other material collected by Elizabeth Madison Braly, daughter of James Madison Braly and Susan I. Braly, sister to Bertha Hyde Braly. Includes Braly, Madison and Hyde family genealogy research, and papers and correspondence related to the families...

Bud Howe’s Garage Records

This collection Includes business records, shop manuals, automobile ephemera, automobile related periodicals, personal papers, photographs, and other items

Budde Family Papers and Photographs

Papers and family photographs of the Budde family of San Jose, California.

Bulmore (Laurence E.) Photographs of New Almaden

Original glass negatives, prints, and copy prints of New Almaden Quicksilver Mines, taken by Robert R. Bulmore and Dr. S. E. Winn (1880-1900); as well as later photographs of the filling of New Almaden Reservoir, created in 1936, and accompanying...

Camp Fire USA Greater Bay Area Chapter Records

Camp Fire USA Greater Bay Area Chapter organizational records, photographs and ephemera.

Certificates of Residence Issued to Chinese Laborers

Original certificates of residence issued by the U.S. government in 1894 to Chinese laborers under the provisions of the Act of May 5, 1892 (the Geary Act), allowing them to remain and work in the United States.

City Store Records

Financial records of the City Store and the Turel family, including ledgers, stock certificates, inventories, IRS records, family finances, early agreements, bylaws and minutes. The City Store operated in downtown San Jose from the 1850s until it was closed in...

Clarke (Arthur L.) Collection of Drawings and Photographs

Cartoon illustrations and photographs of friends and co-workers collected by newspaper editor Arthur L. Clarke.

Council of Churches of Santa Clara County Records

Records of the the Council of Churches of Santa Clara County.

Cunningham (Florence) Collection

Florence Cunningham was a local Saratoga historian, whose collection includes notebooks documenting her travels in the Sierras, Yellowstone and western United States with notes on wildlife and plants. Much of her correspondence is to various people regarding historical research. Also...

Davis (Frank Chester) Family Photographs

Collection of photographs of F. Chester Davis, Stella Eitzer, and their family, including a small series of images of the Muirson Label Company of San Jose, California.

de Forest (Lee and Marie) Papers

Papers of electronics inventor, radio and film pioneer Lee de Forest and his fourth wife, Marie Mosquini de Forest. Collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, sketches and diagrams, notebooks, patents, memoirs, patent notes and legal papers, scrapbooks, speeches, poems, photographs, and articles...

Del Monte Corporation, Sohm Collection on

Materials collected by Olin Sohm during his tenure in the Industrial Relations Department at Del Monte Corporation, headquartered in San Francisco; and Joseph P. Sohm, retired Quality Control Manager at Del Monte Plant 51 in San Jose, California.

DeRome (Albert Walton) Papers

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, advertisements, and extensive photographs documenting urban renewal and redevelopment efforts in San Jose, California, during the late 1960s to early 1990s.

Dettenhamer Family Collection

The Dettenhamer family owned an orchard business in San Jose, California. The collection is a compilation of their correspondence, immigration papers, family photographs, and business ledgers, some in German.

Downing (Bernice and Bertha) Collection of World War I Letters

Letters from World War I servicemen to Santa Clara Journal owners and editors Bernice C. Downing and twin sister Bertha G. Downing

Dudes and Dolls Square Dancing Club Photographs and Records

Photographs, anniversary scrapbook, and membership lists of San Jose's Dudes and Dolls Square Dancing Club, founded in 1951.

Eberhart (Roland) Collection

The collection comprises the personal papers of Roland Eberhart from 1909 to 1967. A substantial portion is Eberhart's correspondence with the many friends, acquaintances and professional contacts he made through his poetry, his years at Stanford, his teaching career and...

Edwards (Phillis) Papers

Two Contemporary Arts Club scrapbooks (1918-1990); minutes (1940-1945) of the Sappho Society, or Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, of which Phillis Edwards was a member; and one photograph album of snapshots documenting Edwards' young adulthood near San Jose in the 1930s...

Edwards Ranch Records

Eleven ledgers from the Edwards Ranch in the Evergreen area of San Jose, created by Wilson L. Edwards, Lloyd L. Edwards, and Isaac Bingham.

Ekstrand (Kasia) Photographs of San Jose

Photographic prints and negatives documenting the storefronts and streets of downtown San Jose, California, taken by Kasia Ekstrand in 2002.

Elliott (Harold F.) Papers

Correspondence, technical drawings, computations, patent materials, photographs, sketches and notes regarding electrical engineer's Harold F. Elliott's prolific work as an inventor of various radio apparatus and as a consulting engineer with companies such as the Federal Telegraph Company, the Galvin...

Emada Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday School Records

Records of the Emada Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday School, formerly located in Coyote, Santa Clara County. Emada Methodist Episcopal Church is listed as a historic archaeological resource in the Coyote Valley.

F. Schilling & Son Business Records

Ledgers from F. Schilling & Son, one of San Jose's historic businesses, family owned and operated from the 1860s through the early 1980s, selling firearms, hardware and sporting goods.

Farrell (Harry) Papers

Material accumulated by author and journalist Harry Farrell during his research for books Shallow Grave in Trinity County (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997) and Swift Justice: Murder and Vengeance in a California Town (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992)...

Federal Telegraph Company, Perham Collection on

Reports, scrapbooks, photographs, equipment descriptions and diagrams, and notes regarding the organization of the Poulsen Wireless Telephone and Telegraph Company and subsequently, Federal Telegraph Company. Much of this material was collected by early company electrical technician Douglas M. Perham, and...

Ferrito (Thomas J.) Records of the ACLU Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Minutes of the Board of Directors of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and related materials, from former Chairperson Thomas J. Ferrito.

Fiesta de San Jose 1955 Scrapbook

Scrapbook of clippings, ephemera, and photographs related to the Fiesta de San Jose held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds on May 25-May 30, organized by the San Jose Junior Chamber of Commerce and other organizations.

Fitzgerald (Timothy K.) Papers

Correspondence, newsletters, and other ephemeral publications of Timothy K. Fitzgerald (1946- ) relating to San Jose State campus politics in the 1960s, local Democratic politics, evolution of the Green Party in Santa Clara County, and rights of the handicapped.

Food Machinery Corporation Sales Records and Photographs

Over the course of the 20th. century, Food Machinery Corporation (FMC) grew from a local company producing pump sprayers, into an international manufacturer producing insecticide, war ordinance, and canning machinery. This collection includes catalogs, sales records and photographs of canning...

Freeman (Frank) Papers

Letters from the public, and other reference material collected by Mercury News "Here 'Tis" columnist Frank G. Freeman over the course of his career.

Gelber (Steven) Research Files

Professor Steven Gelber's research files on Santa Clara (California) history and architecture, including 302 slides.

Gilbert (Benjamin F.) Papers

Research materials focusing on local history by San Jose State University professor Dr. Benjamin F. Gilbert.

Goodnight (Dale) Business Records

Business records of Dale Goodnight's custom home business.

Gould (Stan) Papers

Records from San Jose architect Stan Gould, former Vice President of Economic Development.

Harris (Donald B.) Spiratron Papers

Notebooks, patent invention disclosure files, patent photographs, and other assorted papers related to Donald B. Harris's work on the Spiratron tube at General Electric Company.

Harrison (William) Photographic Collection

Collection of portrait photographs by local San Jose, California, studios; portraits of State Normal School at San Jose graduates; a family photograph album including scenes from Yosemite National Park; personal photographs taken at Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National...

Hawkins (Dick) Collection on San Jose High School

Yearbooks, ephemera, scrapbooks circa 1910-1970 for San Jose High School; materials from City of San Jose Zoning Office Library.

Hayes Family Collection

Assorted scrapbooks, research material, preservation records, manuscripts and television programs related to Mary Hayes Chynoweth, the Hayes Family, and Hayes Mansion.

Hayes Mansion Papers

Papers document efforts circa 1979-1981 to preserve the Hayes Mansion in San Jose, California. Includes grant proposals and related documents, background on the mansion and Mary Hayes Chynoweth, City Council minutes and City Ordinances, records of the Association to Save...

Hill (Fredrick W.) Photographs

Digital images and original negatives of the stagecoaches on Mount Hamilton, Lick Observatory telescope and buildings, and the Hotel Vendome (San Jose, California), taken by Fredrick W. Hill in 1892.

History San José Silicon Valley History Online Collection

The History San José Collection includes photographs, postcards, fruit labels and different types of ephemera.

History San Jose Sheet Music Collection

Over 2600 titles of popular sheet music, both vocal and instrumental, covering the period 1840-1950. This is an artificial collection from a number of local donors including the de Saisset family, Mc Neely family, Leo Sullivan, Harriett Huntley Dean, LeRoy...

Hitt (Ben) Papers

Benjamin Hitt (1916-2005) was the Managing Editor for the San Jose Mercury News for over 30 years. The collection is a compilation of his early works, personal photographs, and other mementos.

Hodges (George F.) Collection

This collection contains materials related to the family of George F. Hodges, with a significant contribution of materials from his daughter, Grace Evelyn Wahrer (nee Hodges). Many of the materials relate primarily to the Hodges’ experience in the WWII home...

Hollings (Laurence) Drawings for Frontier Village

Original artist drawings and schematics for Frontier Village amusement park by Laurence N. Hollings.

Hunt (Rockwell D.) Papers

Papers of California educator Rockwell D. Hunt created during his tenure as principal of San Jose High School

Hunter (Clifford B.) Collection

This collection consists of photos, correspondence, school yearbooks, publications, and other papers relating to Hunter’s education, businesses activities and genealogy. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs and Hunter’s genealogical research.

James (William F.) Papers

Small collection of papers and photographs from the estate of Judge William F. James, former Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge. The papers contain his notable opinions, and materials related to the dedication of the William F. James Boys Ranch...

Knight (Joseph A.) Collection

Printed ephemera, including stock certificates, reprints, periodicals, and news clippings, regarding Federal Telegraph Company and other electronics ventures, collected by Joseph A. Knight.

Knox (Jessie Juliet) Collection

The Jessie Juliet Knox Papers document the activities of Knox from the mid-1890s to 1912. The records are divided into two series and total .3 linear feet, in one half-size manuscript box and one flat box. Two monographs, authored by...

KNTV Channel 11 News Archive

Local news film (16mm) reels, shot between 1965 and 1980, both silent and with sound, taken by KNTV cameramen. They include black-and-white and color footage, and are accompanied by newscast scripts and film storage logs. The films for 1970-1975 were...

Leib Family Collection

The Leib Family Collection includes family and business correspondence as well as household and business records from Samuel and Lida Leib and their five children.

Leib Family Financial Records

Receipts and invoices generated by the Samuel and Lida Leib family for household and business expenses between 1881 and 1908. This is a related collection to the Leib Family Collecton (1979-171) also at History San Jose.

Leonard (Burrel) Photographs and Fruit Labels

Photographs and fruit labels from the John and Burrel Leonard families, documenting the history of one of Cupertino's ranching families from the 1850s to their management of a prominent canning operation in the early 20th century, and later development of...

Links, Inc. San Jose Chapter Records

Records and photographs documenting the activities of the San Jose Chapter of the Links, Inc., officially initiated on June 6, 1981. According to the Chapter's historical notes, the Chapter began meeting in 1979, after the Peninsula Chapter approached Precida Harris...

Logue (Hollis) Architectural Plans

Architectural drawings and plans by San Jose architect Hollis Logue

Loomis (Patricia) Collection

Loomis's professional work as a San Jose Mercury News journalist, member of the Argonauts Historical Society, and author of several San Jose (Calif.) local history books is documented through correspondence, bylines, research notes, manuscript drafts, and a large collection of...

Macrae (Donald S.) Papers

Professional papers of former San Jose Personnel Director Donald Macrae, including Personnel Department and Civil Service Commission departmental files, as well as records of the Pacific Neighbors organization.

Manzanita Club Records

Records of the Manzanita Club of San Jose, founded in 1884, including yearbooks and minute books.

Maxwell (Dewey L.) Papers and Photographs

Business records and photographs related to the Garden City Velodrome, Garden City Wheelmen, and Maxwell's Cyclery in San Jose, California.

Mayes (Thorn) Sound Recordings

Sound recordings created by Thorn Mayes as part of his research on early wireless telegraph and radio in the Western United States. Includes one-on-one interviews conducted by Thorn Mayes and Warren Green, talks to the Antique Wireless Association both by...

McCullough (George) QSL Cards

QSL cards from the United States and other countries, received by amateur radio operator George B. McCullough, K6JI.

A Meeting of the Ways (Radio Program) Recordings

Audiocassette recordings of "A Meeting of the Ways" radio programs produced and hosted on station KKUP by host Diane Solomon. The program format is primarily interview-based, featuring guests who reflect Solomon's interest in spirituality, Buddhism, and political activism.

Merchants Association of San Jose Records

Minutes, scrapbooks, and bulletins of the Merchants Association of San Jose Ltd.

Mignon (Helen) Collection

The collection includes significant materials, many of them serial publications, relating to the San Jose State Normal School and San Jose State College, the U.S. Food Administration Program in Santa Clara County, and early 20th century maps of San Jose...

Monahan (Thomas) Papers

The papers primarily consist of correspondence generated during Monahan's years as mayor of San Jose, 1912-1914.

Morgan (Jane) Papers

Papers of electronics history author Jane Morgan. Collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, interview notes, reference files, photographs, news clippings and other printed material relating to the development and production of Morgan's book, (Palo Alto, CA: National Press Books, 1967).

Our Paper Newspaper Production Records

Materials relating to the production of Our Paper, a community paper for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Silicon Valley. Includes photographs, layout boards, advertiser art, cartoons, newspaper clippings, periodicals, political campaign records and business records.

Pacific Neighbors Inc. Records

Records and photographs of San Jose's Pacific Neighbors Sister City Program, primarily related to activities with sister cities Okayama, Japan, and San Jose, Costa Rica.

Parsons (Callie) Letters from World War I Soldiers

Small collection of letters to Miss Callie Parsons of San Jose, California, from soldiers serving in World War I.

Pathfinders Club of San Jose Records

Club records and photographs documenting the women's group Pathfinders Club of San Jose, especially outdoor recreational outings around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Payne (George and J. Howard) Papers

Ledger of orchard accounts from the Payne ranch (1870-1892) located near Campbell, California, and Local Secretary-Treasurer's Minute Books from Moreland Local No. 92, Farmers' Educational and Co-operative Union of America, California Division (1927-1936).

Peninsula-Times Tribune Photographs

Photographs taken for the former Peninsula-Times Tribune newspaper.

Perham (Douglas M.) Clippings on Early Radio History

Clippings compiled by electronics collector Douglas M. Perham on the history of wireless telegraphy and radio, particularly in the Pacific Region.

Perham Foundation Records

Minimally processed administrative files of the Perham Foundation, received as part of the Perham Collection of Early Electronics in 2003. The Perham Foundation operated the Foothill College Electronics Museum in Los Altos Hills, California, between 1973 and 1991.

Perham History Files

The Perham History Files were first created by Douglas M. Perham and continued by the Perham Foundation and Foothills Electronics Museum. The collection served as a quick reference file regarding people, companies, apparatus, and events relating to the history of...

Pickard (Josiah Little) and Fanny Jollyman scrapbook of autographs and letters

Collection of autographs and letters, created by Josiah Little Pickard and his daughter Fanny Jollyman. Most of the letters are addressed to Pickard, but there are several addressed to Jollyman, indicating that perhaps this was her collection of autographs to...

Pioneer Women's Club Records

The Pioneer Women’s Club records document the activities of the club from its inception in 1911 to mid-1940. The records consist of six books which records the monthly minutes of the club and total .2 linear feet in one box.

Plate (Harry) Collection: The Rikers and Holy City, 1900-1970

Harry Plate, journalist and writer, served as Associate Editor of the Sunday magazine section of the He subsequently moved to Arizona. These files were compiled in 1970 to support what Plate intended to be a series of three feature articles...

Remillard Brick Company Records

Six bound ledgers from the Remillard Bros. company operations covering the time period 1878-1898. These ledgers were recovered by the donor from the Ashworth-Remillard House on Story Road in San Jose, the legacy of Countess Lillian Remillard Dandini, daughter of...

Renzel (Ernie) Papers 1900-2007

Renzel's personal papers, including diplomas, personal and professional certificates, awards, San Jose City records and Santa Clara County public documents. The bulk of the papers relate to Renzel's term as San Jose City Councilman and Mayor, his role in developing...

Reports on Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. and IBM Groundwater Contamination in South San Jose

Technical and administrative reports, including correspondence, related to groundwater contamination and subsequent restoration efforts at the IBM General Products Division (5600 Cottle Road) and Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. South San Jose plant.

Robertson (Richard F.) Business Letters

Ledgers containing carbon copies of outgoing business letters of San Jose attorney Richard F. Robertson.

Robinson & Crandall Lantern Slides

Collection of approximately 93 lantern slides created by Robinson and Crandall of Palo Alto, California, apparently for the Stanford University Electrical Engineering Department.

Sabatino (Murphy) Bicycle Racing Collection

Collection of racing programs, assorted ephemera, news clippings, and photographs related to bicycle racing in San Jose in the late 1930s, six-day bicycle races in San Francisco and other areas in the mid-1950s, and races organized by Sabatino in the...

San Jose Cemetery Records 1859-1994

History San Jose maintains an extensive collection of records relating to the Oak Hill Memorial Park (Oak Hill Cemetery) as well as some information on Santa Clara Mission Cemetery and other memorial parks in the immediate area. Collection includes a...

San Jose Cemetery Records 1859-1994

History San Jose maintains an extensive collection of records relating to the Oak Hill Memorial Park (Oak Hill Cemetery) as well as some information on Santa Clara Mission Cemetery and other memorial parks in the immediate area. Collection includes a...

San Jose Day Nursery Records

Records of the San Jose Day Nursery, including history of the organization, scrapbooks and photo albums, financial records, membership lists, roll books, employee attendance records, and Board of Directors minutes.

San Jose Hospital Records

San Jose Hospital, and San Jose Hospital Nursing School records, including photographs and scrapbooks.

San Jose Mercury News Collection

San Jose Mercury News clippings file and bound volumes of the Daily Mercury and Weekly Mercury

San Jose Mercury News Negatives of Sporting Events

Sets of negatives taken by San Jose Mercury News staff photographers at local sports events.

San Jose Planning Commission Aerial Photographs

Aerial photographs of road intersections and neighborhoods in San Jose, California, taken by the San Jose Planning Commission.

San Jose Repertory Theatre Records

San Jose Repertory Theatre, or "The Rep," was founded in 1980 by James P. Reber, the first resident professional theater company in San Jose. The Rep's opening production of Noel Coward's 'Private Lives' was well received and was followed by...

San Jose Symphony Records

Records of the San Jose Symphony, which operated between 1878 and 2001 in San Jose, California. The collection includes business records, scrapbooks and programs, photographs, press clippings, and recordings of performances.

San Jose-Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant Records

Records of the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant in Alviso, California, including documentation regarding the transfer of Zanker House to History Park in San Jose, California.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps 1884-1968

Maps by the Sanborn Map Company for the cities of San Jose and Santa Clara in hardcopy and microfilm.

Santa Clara County Coroner's Inquests 1850-1930

Records of causes of death in Santa Clara County.

Santa Clara County Fire Insurance Company Records

Records of the Santa Clara County Fire Insurance Company mainly comprising minutes and individual insurance policy applications. The company was incorporated in 1900, providing insurance to property owners in Santa Clara County.

Santa Clara County Great Registers 1867-1904

Great Registers are books listing registered male voters in Santa Clara County.

Santa Clara County Marriage Licenses 1849-1946

Collection of marriage licenses issued in Santa Clara County, Calif. The bulk of the licenses date from 1850-1914.

Santa Clara County Probate Records 1850-1913

Original documents of legal proceedings following the death of an individual that include a description of the property of the deceased. Some probates also include guardianships of minors.

Santa Clara County Real Estate Records 1850-1952

Original documents for property ownership in Santa Clara County, California. The bulk of the records date from 1850-1906.

Santa Clara County Subdivision Maps 1930-1970

Large bound volumes of plat maps of subdivisions throughout Santa Clara County (Calif.).

Santa Clara County Wills 1849-1912

Index to and Santa Clara County Will Books A to C, E to P.

The Schneider (Jimmy) and Bulmore (Robert) Collection of New Almaden Mine Materials

The New Almaden Mine Collection (Bulmore) contains documents dating from 1850 to 1976. The materials, measuring 15.5 linear feet are housed in 18 boxes and are arranged in 8 series: Administrative, Miners and Miners' Fund, Ledgers, Printed Materials, Research Files...

Seefred (Howard C. and Lyndon F.) Papers

Log books, licenses, photographs and other assorted material related to amateur radio from brothers Lyndon F. and Howard C. Seefred, who operated station 6EA in Los Angeles, California.

Sempervirens Club of California Records

The Sempervirens Club Records document the activities of the Club from its inception in 1900 to the early 1960's. The Sempervirens Club was founded to save old growth Redwoods in Santa Cruz Mountains of California. The lobbying efforts of the...

Slonaker (Harry E.) Papers

Papers contain both personal papers and administrative records. Personal papers include Slonaker family genealogical materials, correspondence, mementos, photo albums, and wedding anniversary keepsakes. Administrative records and other materials related to the Slonaker School in San Jose, Boys Brotherhood, HESA, Boys...

Società de Beneficenza Italiana San Jose Chapter Minutes

Minutes of the Società de Beneficenza Italiana of San Jose, California.

Soroptimist International of San Jose Records

Includes the membership rosters, by-laws, programs of activities, event programs, newsletters, minutes, scrapbooks, photograph albums, and other assorted records of the Soroptimist Club of San Jose, also known as Soroptimist International of San Jose.

Spanish-Mexican Records of the San Jose Pueblo

Founded in 1777 as El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, the City of San José was the first civil settlement established in Alta California under Spanish dominion. These 6,000 original manuscript pages span the founding of the pueblo site...

Spratt (Frederick) Collection

Papers of artist, San Jose State University professor, and gallery owner, Frederick Spratt. Collection includes personal correspondence, academic papers, grade books, gallery files, artist files, slides, articles, calendars, photos and family memorabilia.

Sullivan (Leo) Papers

Papers of violinist and theater orchestra leader Leo Sullivan, documenting vaudeville theater in San Francisco and San Jose, California, in the early 20th century.

Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School Guest of Honor Book

Autograph album compiled from international traveling artists who performed at Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School, primarily between 1929 and 1936 before San Jose's Civic Auditorium was completed.

Thornberg (Royden) Papers

Papers of Royden "Roy" Thornberg, telegrapher, radio operator, inventor, and proprietor of the Thornberg Electrical Works on Natoma Street in San Francisco, California. Includes business records, radio operator materials, reference notebooks with research on electricity, electrical and mechanical equipment, and...

To Kalon Club Records

Records of the To Kalon Women's Club of San Jose

To Kalon Women's Club Records

Records of San Jose To Kalon Women's Club

Trade Catalogs and Manuals, Collection of

Artificial collection of trade catalogs and manuals related to the history of the Santa Clara Valley.

Walker (Esther) Papers

Personal papers and photographs of San Jose Mercury journalist Esther Walker, including expense account records, correspondence, news copy, research notes, clippings, and publicity photographs of fashion designers circa 1978-1980.

Wheeler (Alice) Glass Plate Negatives

Collection of 207 glass plate negatives dating to the early 1900s. They appear to have been taken by the same photographer, and include many casual family shots, as well as landscapes around the Monterey area and Santa Clara County.

Wong Sing Papers

Papers and photographs of Wong Sing, employed as an agricultural laborer by physician Robert L. Hogg of Saratoga, California.

Worswick (George and Mae) Papers

Papers of George Draper Worswick and his wife Mary ("Mae") Holcomb Worswick, including personal correspondence and a scrapbook of political clippings related to Worswick's two terms as mayor of San Jose, California.

Wyckoff (Ralph) and Peter G. Wuss Collection

The collection comprises original architectural plans, specifications and photographs documenting the full span of Ralph Wyckoff’s career as an architect.

Zurilgen, H. W. Collection on Roy N. Francis

News clippings, photographs, publications and other materials regarding early Santa Clara County aviator Roy Francis.