Donations for our Facilities

Services and Equipment

  • Golf Cart in good running order

Donations to the Permanent Collection and Research Library & Archive

History San José relies not only on our own collecting activities, but also on gifts from our many dedicated volunteers, members, and the general public. The list of items below is only a cross-section of the range of items we collect. More information on donating.

Business & Industry

  • Advertising cards
  • Blueprints & architectural drawings: governmental, commercial, and residential
  • Business cards
  • Business records (articles of incorporation, tax records, ledgers, product catalogs & manuals, etc.)
  • Catalogs from local seed & nursery companies
  • Drafts-men’s drawings of products
  • Labor union records & ephemera
  • Restaurant menus
  • Stock certificates

Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Recreation

  • DVDs and/or videos of movies filmed in Santa Clara County
  • Movie Posters from local cinemas
  • Musical & theatrical events: Programs, promotional posters & fliers
  • Promotional literature for local tourist attractions
  • Sound/Video recordings of local orchestras, musicians, and bands

Magazines, Newsletters & Newspapers

  • Church bulletins
  • Community association newsletters
  • Non-English newspapers (Spanish, Asian Languages)
  • “Zines”

Miscellaneous Documents & Publications

  • Family Bibles with birth, marriage & death records
  • Family histories (published or unpublished)
  • School yearbooks (high school, college, university)