Resources for Santa Clara Valley History Collaborative Events
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Moving Days: The Japanese American Experience in the Santa Clara Valley
Beginning July 1, 2012
Japanese American internment experience circulating items:
Japanese American internment experience reference items:
For more information please visit:
Bells & Whistles: Railroads in the Bay Area
January – June, 2012
The librarians have selected a list of companion books that interested patrons and program visitors can consult for more information on the theme of Bells & Whistles: Railroads in the Bay Area.
California Western Americana Collection (CWA) materials that can be used at the Library:
California Railroad items that can be checked out from the Library: