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The mission of the Santa Clara County Archives is to collect, preserve, and make available the historical records of Santa Clara County government. The Archives’ goals are to be a center for research and information about Santa Clara County and to foster an appreciation and understanding of the county’s history and development.
County Hall of Records, 1965. It was located in San Jose on 1st Street across from St. James Park.



In light of recent developments, including new guidance from the Governor of the State of California, the Archives will be closed starting Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice.  We will do our best to respond to emails and voicemails based on availability of staff. 



The hours of operation are by appointment only. 

 Please call or email to schedule your appointment.

 Phone Number: (408) 755-7895