Archives

Archives

Cupertino Library Archives Collection

Cupertino Library Archives Collection

City Directories for Santa Clara County California Western Americana Collection (CWA) 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 Collection

Directories

Directories

Online Directories

The USGen Web Project

Browse USGen Web Project by state to search for city directories.

Google Books

Search Google Books for digitized city directories.

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive makes available various Polk's Directories in digital format.

Polk's San Francisco

Provides access to Polk's San Francisco for a variety of years.

Digital Collections

Digital Collections

Architectural Digest Magazine (1922-Current)

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

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

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

Maclean's Magazine (1905-2015 & Current)

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

Fortune Magazine (1930-2000 & 2014-Current)

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

Digital Collections

Forbes Magazine (1917-2000 & 2014 - Current)

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

Ebony Magazine (1945-2014 & 2014-2019)

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

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (1929-2000 & Current)

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

Nation Magazine Archive, The (1865-Present)

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

Digital Collections

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

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

TIME Magazine (1923-Current)

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

Sports Illustrated Magazine (1954-Current)

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

Science (AAAS) (1880-1996)

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

Digital Collections

People Magazine (1974-Current)

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

National Geographic Virtual Library (1888 - Present)

Includes National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Kids, eBooks, and 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.

The Atlantic Magazine (1857-Current)

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

Digital Collections

SCCLD Archival Collections

Learn about the history & culture of Santa Clara County. Get access to books, articles as well as Vertical Files on a variety of subjects.

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.

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.

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