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Sunnyvale History

A Brief Overview

Sunnyvale Context Statement  - A summary of the historic and cultural forces that shaped Sunnyvale.

Access Online Databases

Sunnyvale Digital Archive - Search hundreds of historical Sunnyvale and Silicon Valley images in the California History Center at De Anza College and the Sunnyvale Historical Society's collections.

Sunnyvale Historical Newspaper Collection - Search digitized microfilm of Sunnyvale newspapers dated between 1908 and 1963.
Complete Collection (inside the Library)
Newspapers published prior to 1963 (available anywhere)

Find Items to Check Out

Passing Farms, Enduring Values: California's Santa Clara Valley, Yvonne Jacobson

Sunnyvale, Ben Koning and Anneke Metz, with the Sunnyvale Historical Society

Sunnyvale, City of Destiny, 979.473 S

Sunnyvale Collage II, Kay Peterson, 979.473 P

Sunnyvale: From the City of Destiny to the Heart of the Silicon Valley, Mary Jo Ignoffo

Consult Reference Materials

High School Yearbooks - SUNNYVALE R 373.7947

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Locate Community Resources

Discover and Go - Admission passes or discounts to more than 25 museums and cultural venues throughout the Bay Area, including local history museums such as California Historical Society, Chinese Historical Society of America Museum, GLBT History Museum, Oakland Museum of California and San Mateo County History Museum.

Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum - Exhibits about local history, including photos and artifacts.

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2019