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Scrapbooks and Scrapbook Indexes

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Chamber of Commerce Scrapbooks

Below are digitized versions of the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce scrapbooks. With the accompanying index, these document the development and growth of the City of Santa Clara and the surrounding area's from 1937-1961. Learn about business development, road construction, shopping centers, the conversion of ranch land to housing subdivisions, schools and Santa Clara residents.

Marian A. Peterson High School Scrapbook Index

The Santa Clara Central Park Library Heritage Pavilion houses four scrapbooks that were compiled by Gen Bowman, the Principal's Secretary, from 1964 through 1981 documenting the history of this SCUSD high school from its dedication and opening through its closing. The scrapbook's index lists the people and topics covered.

Santa Clara Woman's Club Scrapbooks 

The Santa Clara Central Park Library Heritage Pavilion houses a few scrapbooks compiled by the Santa Clara Woman's Club. Detailed table of contents indexing for these scrapbooks is underway. As of November, 2007, indexing has been completed for the 1966-1967, 1968-1969, and 1970-1971 scrapbooks. These links take you to the indexes in PDF format.

Santa Clara Woman's Club Adobe

An early colorized postcard view of one of the oldest adobes from the Mission period. This building still stands on The Alameda and is the headquarters of the Santa Clara Woman's Club which was founded in 1904.


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