Estella Inda

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Story and King: San José’s Lowrider Culture Exhibition
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 to thank all those who’ve made it a success! It all began with a customer request for lowrider research materials; without his inquiry, the exhibit would never have happened! Thank you! For over a year and a half, we worked to connect with members of the lowrider community. Our donors, speakers and partners took time out of their busy days to help make our vision a...Read more...
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Poster of Story Road and King Road done by Sonny Madrid (Founder of Lowrider Magazine)
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 played by DJ Queso, the vibe was not only educational, but nostalgic. Over 200 people joined the library that day, sharing stories of cruising and introducing their history to the younger generation. The common sentiment expressed was that it's about time San Jose is put on the map for its contributions to lowrider history, including Lowrider Magazine, first published locally by Sonny Madrid . In light of lowriding's importance...Read more...
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hat, sunglasses and mustache (artwork)
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 Manuel and Dolores Madrid. Originally named Manuel Mario Madrid, he would later adopt the nickname Sonny. In the 1960s, the Madrids moved to San Jose, where Sonny attended James Lick High School, San Jose City College (SJCC), San Jose State University (SJSU), and UC Santa Cruz. While attending SJSU, Sonny was involved with promoting dances and events on and off of campus, leading...Read more...
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Lowrider car
Celebrate San José's history of lowriding through photographs, film, and other historical memorabilia. Exhibit ends March 31, 2019.Read more...
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Griffin illustration
How did California get its name? Find out in this post.Read more...
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Scanned image of "Passage to the Golden Gate", including a sketch of Chinese immigrants on a junk boat.
Since the 240th Birthday of San Jose as the First Civil Settlement is happening on November 29, we're honoring the memory of Earl Thollander.Read more...
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painting by Edith Harvey Heron
Explore Local Landscape Artist in our collection for October's American Archives Month!Read more...
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