History Resources

Resources for Santa Clara Valley History Collaborative Events

Resources for Santa Clara Valley History Collaborative Events

 

 

 

 

[divider style=”hr-dotted”]

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
Cupertino

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.

Additional Resources

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.

 

[box bg=”#F2E0B5″ font=”arial” radius=”20″]

Click here to register!

Reserve your 30 minute appointment for the

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. 

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.

 

[divider style=”hr-dotted”]

Moving Days: The Japanese American Experience in the Santa Clara Valley

Moving Days: Japanese American Experience in Silicon Valley sponsored by the Cupertino Library Foundation

Beginning July 1, 2012

Click here for background information about Moving Days: The Japanese American Experience in the Santa Clara Valley. (PDF)

Click here for background information on Moving Days: Civil Liberties and the Japanese Experience. (PDF)

Japanese American internment experience circulating items:
http://tinyurl.com/84eaknz

Japanese American internment experience reference items:
http://tinyurl.com/86we6la

For more information please visit:

http://www.jamsj.org/exhibit/world-war-ii-assembly-centers-and-internment-camps-exhibit
http://www.calhistory.org/
http://www.pbs.org/pov/ofcivilwrongsandrights/
http://korematsuinstitute.org/
http://www.nps.gov/manz/index.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Lange
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_American_internment
http://www.cupertinohistoricalsociety.org

Resources for Santa Clara Valley History Collaborative Moving Days: The Japanese American Experience

[divider style=”hr-dotted”]

Bells & Whistles: Railroads in the Bay Area

January – June, 2012

Companion Books

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:
http://sccl.bibliocommons.com/list/show/74181286_cupertino_lib_staff/98100763_california_railroads_-_cwa

California Railroad items that can be checked out from the Library:
http://sccl.bibliocommons.com/list/show/74181286_cupertino_lib_staff/98099593_california_railroads_-_circulating