The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Bench Bar Historical Society of Santa Clara County
Court Archive Room
Superior Court of Santa Clara County
191 North First Street
San Jose, California
Repository URL: http://benchbarhistory.org/
Repository description (extant): Founded in 1987, this group of lawyers and judges preserve and display the history of the Santa Clara County bench and bar. It conducts oral histories, presents Then and Now Dinners, convenes the Court of Historical Inquiry, maintains a speakers bureau, and creates permanent historical displays. (The BBHS is a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is not formally affiliated with the Santa Clara County Bar Association.) See list of officers at the end of the page.
Our Mission is preserve the history of the legal profession in Santa Clara County and to educate attorneys and members of the public about it. We organize annual events about the history of the legal profession in Santa Clara County and conduct oral history interviews with local judges and attorneys that are archived locally.
Repository type: Non-Profit Organization
Going south: assisting with the 1960s civil rights movement