Research & Collection

History San José manages one of the largest regional collections in the State of California. The region is geographically defined as the Santa Clara Valley, and “virtually” defined as Silicon Valley. The ultimate goal of preserving this collection is to share it with the broadest possible community.

Research Library and Archives

The library and archives maintain records and papers from governmental agencies, private individuals, businesses and organizations. The library is open to the public by appointment only.


The History San José collections represent the social, political, economic, industrial, agricultural, technological, and cultural heritage of the Santa Clara Valley, from prehistory to the present.

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