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Estella Inda

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Celebrating Preservation Month with the Archives

The California Room would like to explain why preservation is important, about a free service we provide and provide preservation tips.

Estella Inda
05/01/2020 - 10:00 AM

Celebrating Black History Month in the Archives

Learn more about a San José family that made a remarkable impact on our local history.

Estella Inda
02/20/2020 - 10:00 AM

Hidden Treasures: Celebrating Archives Month

October is Archives Month, celebrate with us by discovering some of your local archives.

Estella Inda
10/01/2019 - 1:00 AM

A Lowrider Thank you!

From December through March, people flocked to the library to visit our first ever Lowrider Exhibit, “Story and King: San José’s Lowrider Culture”! Now that the exhibit has come to a close, it’s time…

Estella Inda
04/06/2019 - 2:00 PM

Lowrider Firsts

Lowrider Exhibition On December 15, 2018, the San Jose Public Library - California Room opened its first ever lowrider exhibit, Story and King: San Jose's Lowrider Culture. With lowrider jams…

Estella Inda
02/14/2019 - 6:00 PM

Sonny Madrid: Lowrider Legend and More

Photo provided by : Joey Flores Many people know Sonny Madrid as the founder of Lowrider magazine, but that’s just a small part of the story. Sonny was born on January 19, 1945 in Yuma, Arizona, to…

Estella Inda
01/11/2019 - 5:38 PM

Story and King: San José's Lowrider Culture

Photo Credit: Suzanne Lopez (in blog image) and Maria Herrera (blog icon image) "Story and King: San José's Lowrider Culture" Exhibit December 15, 2018 — March 31, 2019King Library: 5th Floor…

Estella Inda
12/07/2018 - 12:25 PM

What's in a Name ~ California

California Name Myths: How did California get its name? Throughout history, there have been many stories about how California got its name. Some believe that the name is rooted from kar-i-farn, a…

Estella Inda
09/01/2018 - 5:00 AM

Artist in the Archives - Earl Thollander

Earl Thollander and San Jose Since the 240th Birthday of San Jose as the First Civil Settlement is happening on November 29, we thought it was fitting to honor Earl Thollander. Earl Thollander…

Estella Inda
11/21/2017 - 11:21 AM

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Artist in the Archives

American Archives Month: October October is American Archives Month. This year we are focusing on Local Landscape Artists whose work can be found in our local archives. Here are just a few of those…

Estella Inda
10/07/2017 - 3:00 AM