Archival Collections A-Z

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Architectural Digest Magazine (1922-Current)

If you would like to access Architectural Digest Magazine from 2011 to Present, please check our catalog! Architectural Digest Magazine Archive covers the history of design, includes inspirational ideas, and provides a look at culture, art, unique homes and international design concepts through the years. Recognized as an international authority on design and architecture, and a showcase for some of the world’s most beautiful homes, Architectural Digest is renowned for its immeasurable influence in the world of interior design and offers nearly 90 years of publishing starting from the earliest issues in 1922 through 2011. It also features the AD100, the Architectural Digest list of top 100 architects and interior designers worldwide. Subjects Include:

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Atlantic Magazine (1857-Current), The

If you would like to access issues of The Atlantic Magazine from 2014 to Present, you can find them on Flipster The Atlantic was originally created with a focus on publishing leading writers' commentary on abolition, education and other major issues in contemporary political affairs at the time. Over its more than 150 years of publication. It has featured articles in the fields of politics, foreign affairs, business and the economy, culture and the arts, technology, science and more. Some of the founding sponsors of the magazine include prominent writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Greenleaf Whittier. Research Areas:
  • Art
  • Business
  • Culture
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Technology

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Bloomberg BusinessWeek (1929-2000 & Current)

If you would like to read Current issues of Bloomberg BusinessWeek from 2000 to Current, you can find a variety of resource on our catalog! Businessweek was originally published to be a resource for business managers. Early sections of the magazine included marketing, labor, finance, management and “Washington Outlook”, which made Businessweek one of the first publications to cover national political issues that directly impacted the business world. In the 1950s it published its first Executive Pay survey, which remains a popular feature. In the 1970s, the magazine shifted its strategy and added the general consumer interested in stocks, bonds, and other investments. As of 1975, the magazine was carrying more advertising pages annually than any other magazine in the United States. Businessweek began publishing its annual rankings of United States business school MBA programs in 1988. Research Areas:
  • Business management
  • Marketing
  • Labor
  • Finance
  • Economic policy

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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)

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Ebony Magazine (1945-2014 & 2014-2019)

If you would like to read issues of Ebony from 2014 to 2019, you can use Publication Finder! The magazine archives of Ebony covers civil rights, education, entrepreneurship and other social topics with an African-American focus. One notable feature is the annual selection of the “100 most Influential Blacks in America,” featuring entertainment figures, politicians, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs. During the 1960s, the magazine increasingly covered the Civil Rights Movement. Articles published in the magazine were about political events happening all over the U.S., in which activists protested racial violence and advocated for increasing social mobility for African–Americans across the diaspora. Also published in the magazine was content about the Black Power Movement. Ebony also commemorated historical events that contributed to black citizenship and freedom such as the September 1963 issue that honored the 100 year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.  Research Areas:
  • African-American culture
  • Business
  • Civil rights
  • Entertainment
  • Ethnic studies
  • Fashion
  • History
  • ​Politics

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Forbes Magazine (1917-2000 & 2014 - Current)

If you would like to read issues of Forbes from 2014 to Current, you can use Flipster Published bi-weekly, Forbes has been featuring original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, politics, and law. Forbes was started by Bertie Charles Forbes in 1917 with the idea of devoting it to “doers and doings.”  Today the magazine is well known for its lists and rankings, including of the richest Americans (the Forbes 400), of the America's Wealthiest Celebrities, of the world's top companies (the Forbes Global 2000), 30 Under 30, World's 100 Most Powerful Women, and The World's Billionaires. Research Areas:
  • Wall Street
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics and transportation
  • Energy
  • Retail
  • Money and investments

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Fortune Magazine (1930-2000 & 2014-Current)

If you would like to read issues of Fortune Magazine from 2014 to Current, you can use Flipster! The publication was founded by Henry R. Luce in 1929 just a few months after the dramatic stock market crash. Luce is also known for launching other famous magazine titles including TIME, Life, and Sports Illustrated. At a time when most business publications were little more than numbers and statistics printed in black and white, Fortune was an oversized 11"×14" publication, using creamy heavy paper, and colorful cover art. Fortune's advertisements were vivid and lush, and the magazine was also noted for its photography, featuring the work of Margaret Bourke-White, Ansel Adams, and others. Luce also recruited young literary talent including Archibald MacLeish, John Kenneth Galbraith, and Alfred Kazin to fill its pages with human interest stories that were at times bold and critical. Among the critical they wrote were an exposé about the munitions industry, as well as critical pieces about Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt. Today the magazine is known for its ranked lists, including the Fortune 500, a ranking of companies by revenue that it has published annually since 1955.The magazine is also known for its annual Fortune Investor's Guide. Research Areas:
  • American business
  • International business
  • Economics
  • Industry
  • Technology

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Gilroy Newspapers

    • The Gilroy Dispatch. April 2002 - Current (on the Web)
    • The Dispatch. (Current & previous week at Circ Desk) (in Print)
    • The Dispatch. 1/1944 - 12/1982; 9/1983 - 12/1983; 3/1984 - 7/1984; 9/1984 - 12/1992; 3/1993 - 6/1997; 9/1997 - 6/1999; 5/2001 - 10/2004  (Microfilm)
    • Gilroy Evening Dispatch. (Sept. 1925 - Dec. 1943) (Microfilm)
    • Gilroy Advocate. 10/1868 - 12/1912; 11/1920 -12/1938; 1/1946 - 12/1946 (Microfilm)
    • Limited access to these publications is available digitally at home through DigitalReeL or full digital access is available inside the library. Please access DigitalReeL for more information. 

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Life Magazine Archive (1936-2000)

Published by Time Inc., the magazine has featured story-telling through documentary photographs and informative captions. Each issue visually and powerfully depicted national and international events and topical stories, providing intimate views of real people and their real life situations. Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified, ensuring researchers and readers can quickly and accurately locate the information they seek. Life Magazine Archive is valuable to researchers of 20th-Century current events, politics and culture, as well as those interested in the history of business, advertising, and popular culture. Subjects Covered:
  • National and international events
  • Topical stories
  • Award-winning photojournalism
  • Politics
  • Popular culture
  • History of business
  • Advertising and photography

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Maclean's Magazine (1905-2015 & Current)

If you would like to read issues of Maclean's from 2015 to Current,  you can find it on Flipster! Maclean’s is a leading Canadian news and general interest magazine. Providing a unique perspective on national and international news and culture, the magazine covers investigative reporting, opinion and analysis on politics, economics, technology and more. During World War I, the magazine published first-hand accounts of life on the western front while remaining critical of Canada’s war efforts. The magazine also provided literary pieces and artistic expressions and ran fiction by Robert W. Service, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and O. Henry. It provided commentary by Stephen Leacock and illustrations by C. W. Jefferys, F. S. Coburn, and several Group of Seven members, including A. J. Casson, Arthur Lismer, and J. E. H. MacDonald. During and shortly after World War II, the magazine featured war photography by Yousuf Karsh, and articles by war correspondents John Clare and Lionel Shapiro. During the 1950s the magazine was noted for its articles on the Canadian landscape and profiles of town and city life. The feature article, The Mysterious North, by Pierre Berton, promoted a new national interest in the Arctic. In addition the magazine provided exposés that challenged the criminal justice system, explored LSD, and artificial insemination. In the 1970s the magazine became well known for Allan Fotheringham’s column that was printed on the back page of the magazine. Legend has it that most readers would go to read the back page first, and then proceed to read the magazine from back to front. Research Areas:
  • North American history
  • International news
  • Politics and law
  • Business and advertising
  • Popular culture and trends
  • Journalism

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Nation Magazine Archive, The (1865-Present)

Research Areas:
  • Activism
  • Arts
  • Books
  • Culture
  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Politics
  • Society
With The Nation researchers can access 14 decades of historic articles, editorials, letters, reviews, poems, and puzzles dating back to the magazine's first issue from July 6, 1865.  The Nation is an important clearinghouse of primary source material in American and world history, offering a 150-year archive of reporting opinion and criticism.  In the first year of publication, one of the magazine's regular features was The South As It Is, dispatches from a tour of the war-torn region by John Richard Dennett, a recent Harvard graduate and a veteran of the Port Royal Experiment. Dennett interviewed Confederate veterans, freed slaves, agents of the Freedmen's Bureau, and ordinary people he met by the side of the road. From 1880 to 1930 the magazine became a literary supplement to the daily newspaper New York Evening Post as it was acquired by the Henry Villard, a newspaperman turned railroad baron. During the 1930s the magazine praised the accomplishments of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal  and wrote in support of the nationalization of many industries.   The Nation supported the war effort during WWII and because of its far left ideology it was banned by several school libraries during the height of the McCarthy era. Today the magazine remains a left leaning magazine and it celebrated its 150 year anniversary in 2015 with a documentary and a 268-page special issue​.

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New York Times: Historic Issues

This online archive brings you the entire historical run of the The New York Times since 1851, through three years previous to the current year. From leading issues and events, like the U.S. Civil War, immigration, westward expansion, industrial developments, race relations, and World War I and II; to international, local and regional politics, society, arts, culture, business, and sports the New York Times: Historic Issues provides easily-searchable first-hand accounts and coverage. Every issue includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format. Researchers can study the progression of issues over time, including articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, editorial cartoons, and so much more. Available in ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

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People Magazine (1974-Current)

If you would like to read the current issues of People Magazine, you can find a variety of reading options using our catalog! Published by Time Inc., People Magazine has focused on the stories of people in and behind the news.  Each issue contains a blend of celebrity and human interest stories. Taken as a whole, the archive chronicles popular culture and trends over time. Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified, ensuring researchers and readers can quickly and accurately locate the information they seek. People Magazine Archive is valuable to researchers of 20th-Century current events, politics and culture, as well as those interested in the history of business, advertising and popular culture. Subjects Covered:
  • Celebrity news
  • Human interest stories
  • Lifestyle
  • Popular culture
  • Trends over time

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Saratoga Newspapers

    • Saratoga News. 2007 - Current (in Print)
    • Saratoga News. 1958 - 2006 (Microfilm)
    • Saratoga Citizen. 1955 - 1962 (Microfilm)
    • Saratoga Observer News. 1942 - 1953 (Microfilm)
    • Saratoga Star. 1917 - 1923 (Microfilm)
    • Saratoga Item. Jan 1898 - March 1899; Feb 1896 - Dec 1897 (Microfilm)
    • Saratoga Record. 5/28/15 - 12/9/16 (Microfilm)
    • Limited access to these publications is available digitally at home through DigitalReeL or full digital access is available inside the library. Please access DigitalReeL for more information. 

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Science Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (1880-1996)

Known as Science Classics this database provides access to the digital archives of the journal Science from its first issue in 1880 through 1996, delivering over a century of high-impact scientific literature from the world's largest general science journal. Also check out Nobel Laureates and Breakthrough Prize Winners Published in Science - Science has published the research of over 400 Nobel Laureates since the award’s inception in 1901. This flyer lists those award-winning authors by year and category.

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Sports Illustrated Magazine (1954-Current)

If you would like to read issues of Sports Illustrated from 2000 to Current, please check our catalog for more information!  Published by Time Inc., Sports Illustrated has aimed to chronicle the weekly events in the world of sports.  Each issue originally focused on more upper-class sporting activities such as polo and boating, but in the 1960s the magazine expanded its focus to include the increasingly popular professional sports of baseball, football, and, eventually, basketball. Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified, ensuring researchers and readers can quickly and accurately locate the information they seek. Sports Illustrated Magazine Archive is valuable to researchers of 20th-century current events, politics and culture, as well as those interested in the history of business, advertising, and popular culture. Subjects Covered:
  • Professional sports 
  • Amateur sports
  • High school and college athletics
  • Celebrity culture of athletes
  • Biographies of athletes and other sports figures

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TIME Magazine (1923-Current)

Published weekly by Time Inc., TIME Magazine has focused on conveying to a broad audience both domestic and international news and analysis on a spectrum of subjects. Intended to be read in under an hour, each issue of TIME contains reports of national and international current events, politics, sports, and entertainment. Capturing the relevant news for a given week, the magazine remains an important resource for researchers studying just about any aspect of 20th-Century history and life. Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified, ensuring researchers and readers can quickly and accurately locate the information they seek. The TIME Magazine Archive is valuable to researchers of 20th-Century current events, politics and culture, as well as those interested in the history of business, advertising, and popular culture. Subjects Covered:
  • National and international news
  • Current events
  • Politics
  • Sports
  • Celebrity lifestyle

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

If you would like to read issues of U.S. News & World Report Magazine from 1984 to Current, you can use Business Source Complete U.S. News & World Report Magazine Archive is valuable to researchers of 20th-century current events, politics and business, as well as those interested in the history of journalism, advertising and popular culture. Features:
  • Cover-to-cover processing presents each issue in its entirety as originally published
  • Articles and cover pages are fully indexed
  • Advertisements are fully searchable
Predecessor Titles:
  • United States Daily, 1926 -1933.  “Presenting the only daily record of the official acts of legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the government of the United States of America”
  • United States News, 1933-1948. “America’s National newsweekly”
  • World Report, 1946-1948 “The weekly newsmagazine of world affairs”
  • U.S. News & World Report, 1948-1984
Research Areas:
  • 20th-century history
  • Business/Economics
  • Cultural studies
  • Education
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Political science
  • Science/Technology
  • Sociology


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Vanity Fair Magazine (1913-1936, 1983-2015, & Current)

If you would like to read issues of Vanity Fair from 2016 to Current, you can use Overdrive Magazines! The first version of Vanity Fair  was published from 1913 to 1936. The imprint was then revived in 1983. Published by Conde Nast Publications, Vanity Fair has been highlighting artists, illustrators and writers providing in-depth coverage and social commentary. Beginning with the Jazz Age, the magazine archive chronicles popular culture, fashion, celebrity portraiture and politics through the years.  The original version of Vanity Fair featured popular, avant-garde covers for its first run from September 1913 through February 1936. When the magazine was relaunched 47 years later in March 1983 the new cover focused on celebrity portraits and political figures. Vanity Fair is known for the contributions of famous photographers such as Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino and Herb Ritts. They’ve provided the magazine with a series of lavish covers and full-page portraits of current celebrities. In addition, the magazine has been known for a string of exposés e.g. about the cigarette industry, and the unveiling of the identity of Deep Throat. The magazine has also featured candid interviews with celebrities, including a monthly Proust Questionnaire. Research Areas:
    • 20th-century history
    • Business/Economics
    • Cultural studies
    • Education
    • Marketing/Advertising
    • Political science
    • Science/Technology
    • Sociology

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