Located in the Library on the third floor Room number: LE 304. Ask for key at Circulation counter.
The Heritage Collection housed at Evergreen Valley College Library’s Heritage Room was developed by Colleen Cortese and Vicki Atherton in the late 1980s with extensive community involvement. It was officially donated to the College in 1991 with support from the San Jose Evergreen District Foundation. The collection has been displayed at various times on campus as well as at community events.
The Heritage Room in the Library provides an appropriate, secure place for access to the collection by students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in the diverse heritage of our community. The room provides space for displays featuring various heritage topics and publicizes the collection that continues to grow.
The Heritage Collection includes over 100 copies of photographs from Evergreen history, the village, schools, mining, agriculture, families from the 1800s and early 1900s, and the contributions from Ohlone Indians, Mexican Americans, and others to our diverse heritage. Maps, newspaper articles, artwork, and memorabilia are also included in the collection.
Evergreen History Collection Finds a Permanent Home
An article in the Evergreen Times, by Bea Baechle, recounts the grand opening of the Heritage Room at EVC’s Library in 2005 and describes its historical Evergreen memorabilia collection.