This volume documenting the people, places, events, and architects of Santa Clara County is a sequel to Douglas’ earlier collection of articles entitled Historical Footnotes of Santa Clara Valley. Most of the stories in both of these books originally appeared in issues of History San Jose’s publication The Exchange (formerly the San Jose Historical Museum News). Included as well is a series that appeared in the Preservation Action Council’s quarterly publication Continuity. Entitled They Left Their Mark, it is about the architects who made significant contributions to our built environment.
About the Author
Jack Douglas, Emeritus Librarian and Professor at San Jose State University, was University Archivist and Head of Library Special Collections prior to his retirement in 1996. An activist in the field of historic preservation, Mr. Douglas was a three term president of the San Jose Historical Landmarks Commission on which he served for nine years. He also served as a member of the Santa Clara County Historical Heritage Commission for two terms and later as an advisor. He was active in local historical organizations, including the Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History, the Preservation Action Council, the Villa Montalvo History and Library Committee, former Mayor Tom McEnery’s Committee for the Past, and the Victorian Preservation Association. He served on the Development Council and Advisory Board for History San Jose.