The County Office of Planning Photograph, Slide and Film Collection consists of 1,264 photographs, approximately 3,600 slides and two films. The contents of the collection visually document Santa Clara County from 1906 to 1980, with the bulk of the collection ranging from 1950 to 1970. The collection contains aerial views of the County, commercial development, housing, historical landmarks, industries, parks, public facilities, transportation, agriculture, and people. The collection concentrates on the development of the county, such as new housing developments, commercial developments, and park and recreation development. The purpose of this collection may have been to collect visuals for brochures and presentations. Currently only the photographs have been cataloged.
For additional information about the collection, please see the description in the Online Archives of California (http://www.oac.cdlib.org).
You may search the collection holdings for pictures of specific subjects, locations, or date by using the index below. Generally, it is preferable to use the singular rather than the plural for a subject in a search (for example, "airport" rather than "airports"). The photographs are available for viewing at the County Archives.
The following search terms are prominent in the collection and can serve as a beginning point for exploring the collection.
Aerial, Agriculture, Air Pollution, Airplanes, Apartments, Areas of the County, Churches, Civic Center, Commercial, County Parks, Display Models, Earthquakes and Floods, Erosion and Benching, Farming Activities, Garbage Dumps, Gas Stations, Hillside Development, Historical Landmarks, Industrial, Industry, Local Streets and Highways, Offices, Orchards, Parks and Recreation, People, Public Facilities, Recreational Activities, Residential, Santa Clara County Fair, Schools and Colleges, Shopping Centers, Single Stores, Skyline, Special Problems, Subdivisions, Traffic, Trails and Pathways, Transportation, Utilities.
To create and dispaly land information in Land Polygon featureclass in the Santa Clara County Region as of FY 2021.
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The Register of Doctors' Certificates consist of 478 registrations from 1916 to 1943. These registrations show doctors who were allowed to practice in the state of California, and who registered in the County of Santa Clara.
You may search the registrations using the index below. Each index entry includes the name of the doctor, college attended, State Board of Medical Examiners Authorization date, date of registration with the County, and notes. The Register of Doctors' Certificates, which contains the registrations, is available at the County Archives. Additional information about any registration also may be obtained by contacting the Archives by e-mail or phone.
The County Wills Collection consists of approximately 10,000 wills filed with the County Clerk. The wills date from the early twentieth century into the 1970s, with the bulk of the wills from the years after 1940.
You may search the wills collection using the index below. Each entry includes the name of the individual writing the will, his or her city of residence, the date of the will, and, occasionally, additional remarks. The wills are available at the County Archives.
The Oaths of Office consist of 219 oaths taken by county elected and appointed officials, copies of notices of appointment and revocations of appointments, and copies of bonds posted for the period 1850 to 1854. It also includes copies of official announcements of election results for county offices. Office holders include Recorders, Assessors, Sheriffs, Notaries, Judges, District Attorneys, Justices of the Peace, Constables, Commissioners, Public Administrators, Surveyors, Treasurers, Tax Collectors, and bonded individuals.
Each entry includes the name of the oath taker, the office they are taking an oath for, the date of the oath, page number and notes. You may search the oaths using the index below. Each index entry includes the name of the County elected or appointed official, the office name, date of oath, page number, and notes. The Oaths of Office - Book A, which contains the oaths, is available at the County Archives. Additional information about any oath also may be obtained by contacting the Archives by e-mail or phone.