Santa Clara City Scrapbook Indexes
Chamber of Commerce Scrapbooks
Thanks to funding from the Santa Clara Historic Home Tour and the Foundation & Friends of the Santa Clara City Library, a collection of eighteen Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce Scrapbooks in the Library’s collection covering the years 1937-1961 were microfilmed and digitized in 2010. These scrapbooks document the growth of the small rural town of Santa Clara with under 6,500 people in 1937 to one with a population ten times that size by 1961. These scrapbooks include articles on City government, annexation wars with neighboring cities, schools, businesses, shopping centers, and the conversion of ranch land to subdivisions. Use these links to search and to connect to the flip book or PDF versions of these scrapbooks.
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. This link takes you to an index (in PDF format) to the people and topics covered in the scrapbooks.
Santa Clara Woman's Club Scrapbooks (use dated weblinks below)
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.
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.