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Silicon Valley Stories

Video History Project

The Silicon Valley Stories Video History Project is gathering the memories and personal stories of local civic leaders and their families who have lived in Cupertino and the Santa Clara Valley. The goal of this project is to bring the past to life. These memories will serve as a source of information and entertainment for the community at large.

Silicon Valley Stories - Video History ProjectVideo Interviews

Sunday, April 7, 2013
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Quinlan Community Center

Interviews for the project will take place on Sunday, April 7th from 12-4 p.m. at the Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino. The interviews will last approximately 20 minutes.  

Click here the Video Stories project instructions and list of sample interview questions.

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Silicon Valley Stories

Individuals who participate in the Video History Project will receive one free unedited DVD copy of the interview that can be shared with family members and friends. A second DVD copy of the interview will be catalogued and stored at the Cupertino Library, as part of its California, Western, Americana (CWA) collection. Additionally, selected interviews may be included on the Library’s website or the Cupertino Library Foundation’s YouTube channel.

In addition to the video interviews, Helene Davis of the Cupertino Historical Society has pointed out that “stories…chosen from the archives of the CWA Collection, the California History Center (at Le Petit Trianon/De Anza College) and the Cupertino Historical Society….will be on display on the second floor of the Cupertino Library in the display case next to the CWA Collection through the end of June, 2013.”  When you next visit the library, visit the display and look for the yearbook description of Steve Jobs and others from the community. 

Additional Resources

Click here for recommended reading about Silicon Valley Stories: Generations of Local Residents Who Made History on personal video histories.

Click here to read the Cupertino Library Foundation press release about the 2013 Video History Project.

Check back for more information and updated progress on this exciting video history project.

Thank You Sponsors!

The Silicon Valley Stories Video History Project is made possible by the Santa Clara Valley History Collaborative, consisting of the Cupertino Library, the Cupertino Library Foundation, the Cupertino Historical Society and the California History Center at De Anza College. CreaTV will be filming the interviews.