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Santa Clara University Archives & Special Collections houses a number of maps, plats, and drawings of the local area, some of them dating to pre-US California. We have digitized a sampling of these, concentrating on items that are fragile and/or oversized, to allow researchers access to them without risking damage to the originals. Some of these collections have finding aids describing their contents on the Online Archive of California; as more finding aids are produced we will add links to them here.

 

The collections:

 

The Santa Clara University Map Collection

OAC finding aid:

http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf3h4nb000/admin/#did-1.7.1

 

The Santa Clara University Map Collection consists of 41 maps, drawings, surveys, and site plans of Santa Clara University. The maps in the collection range in date from 1854 to 1982, and include items prepared by public works officials, professional architects and surveyors for University planning purposes, engineering students for class assignments, and local historians for historical research.

 

Included online:

SCU-006, Santa Clara College, 1936

SCU-007, Santa Clara College, Athletics and R.O.T.C. Grounds, 1938

SCU-008, Santa Clara University R.C., San Jose, Cal.October 20, 1925

SCU-011, Santa Clara University Property taken from Sanborn Map for San Jose and Santa Clara, no date

SCU-012, University of Santa Clara Botanical Map, 1961

SCU-014, University of Santa Clara, 1953

SCU-015, Old [Eberhard] Tannery Property, acquired in 1953

SCU-016, A Plan of Santa Clara University Campus, 1932

SCU-023, Map showing the location of The Property of the Santa Clara College in sections, 1920

SCU-024, Property of Santa Clara University, Santa Clara County, no date

SCU-025, Property of Santa Clara University at Loyola, Santa Clara County, no date

SCU-026, Plot showing the location of the lot in the town of Santa Clara held by J.W. Redman, 1854

SCU-027, Map of "The Farm" c. 1917

SCU-030, University of Santa Clara, Map of Inner Campus, 1921

SCU-032, Copy of Draft of 1870 Map of Santa Clara College, no date

SCU-035, University of Santa Clara Insurance Map, 1965

 

 

The Mission Santa Clara Map Collection

OAC finding aid:

http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf6199n80r/

 

The Mission Santa Clara Map Collection consists of 17 maps of Mission Santa Clara, founded in 1777 by the Franciscan Fathers. The maps range in date from 1854-1980, and include site plans, surveys, plot maps, and landscape drawings.

 

Included online:

MSC-004, Recto of Sketch of Third Mission Site, 1851, 1940's

MSC-004, Verso of Sketch of Third Mission Site, 1851, 1940's

MSC-005, Mission Santa Clara, August 1854, 1854

MSC-007, Recto of Map Showing sites of Santa Clara Mission, compiled from the plats and field notes on file in U.S. Surveyor General Office, San Francisco, by John Pope. Inset map of Monument Lot Santa Clara Mission Site #1, 1921

MSC-007Verso of Map Showing sites of Santa Clara Mission, compiled from the plats and field notes on file in U.S. Surveyor General Office, San Francisco, by John Pope. Inset map of Monument Lot Santa Clara Mission Site #1, 1921

MSC-009, Map showing sites of Santa Clara Mission...from the original Map made by John E. Pope, January, 1921; revised with indication of all five successive sites of Franciscan Mission Santa Clara churches in relation to the Guadalupe before its straightening begun in early 1960, no date

MSC-014, Guadalupe Creek Properties, Detail of MSC-013, no date

 

 

City of Santa Clara Map Collection

 

Included online:

CSC-001, Plat of the Town of Santa Clara, January 5, 1853

CSC-003, A Map of the Town of Santa Clara by William Campbell, October 1847

CSC-004, A Map of the Town of Santa Clara by William Campbell, March 31st, 1862

CSC-005, Map of the Town of Santa Clara by A.T. Herrmann, no date

CSC-006A, A Plot of the Town of Santa Clara by William Campbell in October 1847 at the Request of Jose Maria del Real

CSC-010, City of Santa Clara by the American Red Cross, blueprint, 1941 

   

 

Santa Clara County Map Collection

 

Included online:

SCC-003, Small map of San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Santa Clara Counties, no date, no legend

SCC-004, Topographical Map accompanying report of Preliminary Surveys for a road to The Big Basin, compiled from reconnisance surveys and the US Geological, Maps by J.G. McMillan, County Surveyor, Santa Clara County, 1912

 

 

San Jose Map Collection

 

Included online:

SJ-009, Pueblo Lands of San Jose by George H. Thompson Dep. Sur., July 1866

SJ-010, Pueblo San Jose by Joseph Moraga, 1783

SJ-011, Alameda Gardens Within the Adjoining City of San Jose originally known as El Portrero de Santa Clara, 1850

 

 

San Francisco Map Collection

 

Included online:

SF-002, Plat of the Pueblo Lands of San Francisco, Finally confirmed to the City pf S.F.. Surveyed under instruction from the U.S. Surveyor General by F. Von Leicht, U.S. Dept Surv. in December 1883

 

 

Mariano Malarin Collection

 

The Malarin family was one of the pre-US California families who held land grants from the Mexican government, grants honored after California’s entry into the Union. Mariano inherited Rancho Chualar in Salinas County, and his wife, María Ysidora Pacheco, inherited Rancho San Luis Gonzaga and Rancho Ausaymas y San Felipe in Santa Clara and Merced counties.

 

From the Malarin Collection we’ve digitized the following maps:

MM-001, Plat of the Rancho Ausayamas and San Felipe, by U.S. Surveyor General Henry Washington, Dep. Surv., 1858

MM-002, Ranchos San Felipe, San Luis Gonzaga, San Joaquin etc., no date

MM-003, Map of Partition of Rancho Bolsa de San Felipe, by Charles T. Healy, 1871

MM-004, Rancho Guadalupe, by U.S. Surveyor General, 1858, p. 1 of 3 (Cover)

MM-004, Rancho Guadalupe, by U.S. Surveyor General, 1858, p. 2 of 3 (Statement)

MM-004, Rancho Guadalupe, by U.S. Surveyor General, 1858, p. 3 of 3 (Map)

 

 
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