Archival Collections

Archival Colletions

Featured Archival Collection

Architectural Digest Magazine Archive (1922-2011)

Covers the history of design, offers inspirational ideas and provides a look at culture, art, unique homes and international design concepts

Vanity Fair Magazine Archive (1913-1936 and 1983-2015)

Beginning with the Jazz Age, Vanity Fair has chronicled popular culture, fashion, celebrity portraiture & politics through the years.

Maclean's Magazine Archive (1905-2015)

A leading Canadian news & general interest magazine, it has provided investigative reporting, opinion & analysis on politics, economics, etc

Fortune Magazine Archive (1930-2000)

Featuring vivid color illustrations & photos, Fortune has provided news & analysis of U.S. & international businesses, technology, & more.

Cupertino Library Archives Collection

City Directories for Santa Clara County

The following city directories can be found within the California Western Americana Collection:

  • Polk's Mountain View. (1962, 1964, 1965-66)
  • Polk's Sunnyvale. (1964, 1966)
  • Polk's Los Gatos. (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967)
  • Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory. (1929)
  • Polk's San Jose. (1906-07, 1911-12, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1920, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947 (PT. 1 & 2), 1949-50,  1952, 1952 SUPP.,  1954 (PT. 1 & 2), 1955, 1956 (PT. 1 & 2), 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1961 A-R, 1961 R-Z, 1963, 1964 A-M, 1964 M-Z, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976 (PT. 1 & 2),  1979, 1979 (PT.1 & 2)
  • San Jose City Directory and Business Guide of Santa Clara County for the Year Commencing January 1, 1870
  • Gilroy-Morgan Hill-San Martin, California, City Directory. Polk. (1971. Housed at Cupertino Library);  (1962, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1985. Housed at Morgan Hill Library)
  • Haines San Jose, Santa Clara County Criss-cross Directory (2015-Present. Housed at Campbell Library); (1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1990/91, 1991/92, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995/96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 (V. 1 & 2), 1999-2000, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2005, 2006 through 2018. Housed at Cupertino Library); 2018 Housed at Gilroy Library); (2018 Housed Los Altos Library); (2004-2018. Housed at Morgan Hill Library); (2018. Housed at Saratoga Library)
California Western Americana Collection (CWA)

Local History Collections

Digital Collections

Architectural Digest Magazine Archive (1922-2011)

Covers the history of design, offers inspirational ideas and provides a look at culture, art, unique homes and international design concepts

Atlantic Magazine Archive, The (1857-2014)

Originally created with a focus on abolition & education, The Atlantic features articles on politics, foreign affairs, business, etc.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek Archive (1929-2000)

Intended for business managers, the title has offered investment info, plus an annual survey of executive pay & best MBA programs.

Digital ReeL - Newspaper Microfilm Collection

Digital ReeL provides access to SCCLD’s microfilm collection of historical local newspapers,with enhanced access and searching capabilities.

Digital Collections

Ebony Magazine Archive (1945-2014)

Ebony Magazine Archive covers civil rights, education, entrepreneurship and other social topics with an African-American focus.

Forbes Magazine Archive (1917-2000)

Forbes has been featuring articles on finance, industry, investing, & marketing. Today the magazine is well known for its lists & rankings.

Fortune Magazine Archive (1930-2000)

Featuring vivid color illustrations & photos, Fortune has provided news & analysis of U.S. & international businesses, technology, & more.

Life Magazine Archive (1936-2000)

Famous for its award-winning photojournalism, LIFE covers real people & real life situations as well as politics, popular culture, etc.

Digital Collections

Maclean's Magazine Archive (1905-2015)

A leading Canadian news & general interest magazine, it has provided investigative reporting, opinion & analysis on politics, economics, etc

Mercury News Historical Archive (1886-1922)

Find full-text articles on local news, obituaries, announcements, events, people, and much more from archived issues of the Mercury News.

Mercury News (1985-Recent)

Provides current, full-text articles written by Mercury News staff on local news, business, sports, front, editorials and obituaries.

Nation Magazine Archive, The (1865-Present)

Access 14 decades of historic articles, editorials, letters, reviews, poems, & puzzles dating back to 1865.

Digital Collections

National Geographic Virtual Library (1888 - Present)

Includes National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Kids, eBooks, and more!

New York Times: Historic Issues

This online archive brings you the entire historical run of the The New York Times since 1851 - 3 years previous to the current year.

People Magazine Archive (1974-2000)

Provides a blend of celebrity and human interest stories. Taken as a whole, the archive chronicles popular culture and trends over time.

Science (AAAS) (1880-1996)

Access the digital archives of the journal Science from its first issue in 1880 - 1996.

Digital Collections

Sports Illustrated Magazine Archive (1954-2000)

Chronicles the weekly events in the world of sports including polo, boating, baseball, football, basketball and more.

TIME Magazine Archive (1923-2000)

The collection is valuable to researchers of 20th-Century current events, politics & popular culture. Also a great resource for old ads.

U.S. News & World Report Magazine Archive (1926-1984)

Great for researching 20th-century current events, politics & business, as well as the history of journalism, advertising & pop culture.

Vanity Fair Magazine Archive (1913-1936 and 1983-2015)

Beginning with the Jazz Age, Vanity Fair has chronicled popular culture, fashion, celebrity portraiture & politics through the years.
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