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Bancroft Library
The primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States, Bancroft supports major research and instructional activities and plays a leading role in the development of the University's research collections.

Dogtown Territorial Quarterly
A California History Trivia Quiz. Print it out, then browse the website to find the answers. History Magazine for Gold Rush buffs. Includes lists of California Historical Societies and Museums, Historic Events and Historic Parks.

KQED's Social Studies and Language Arts for Educators
Bay Area Mosaic and other programs offer educators hands-on professional development and training, techniques for incorporating diverse and local historical perspectives in the classroom, and access to KQED and PBS films, lesson plans, and educator guides.

Monterey County Historical Society
This is the local history site for the county just to the south of Santa Clara County. Much common history explored in hundreds of pages.

Museum of Local History
The Museum is located at 190 Anza Street, one block west of Mission Boulevard near Ohlone College in Fremont. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (510) 623-7907.

San Jose Historical Museum
Actually a full town of museums, where you can wander through the buildings or take a docent led tour. Re-enactments often held here.


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Milpitas (Images of America)
Milpitas
Images of America
by Robert Burrill
$21.95 or $25 with author signature.
Call 263-5468 to order.
Robert L. Burrill, Milpitas filmmaker and photography teacher for more than 35 years, has combed the archives of the Milpitas Historical Society, private local collections, and his own works to find more than 200 vintage photographs chronicling the heritage, enterprise, and wit of Milpitas from the 1700s to the present day.

Little Cornfields
Hardcover editions of Milpitas : The Century of Little Cornfields 1852 - 1952 by Patricia Loomis are available by making a donation of $18 (or more) to the Milpitas Historical Society. Paperback edition is available for $8.

Contact longtime resident and Historical Society member Mabel Mattos at 408-262-0290 to make your donation today and receive one of these fine books. You are also invited to attend one of the meetings any 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Library at 7p when this book will also be available.

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