Heritage Room

​​​​​​​​​​​ Hassler Ranch         Hassler Ranch - Henry Hassler Barn

​​The Heritage Collection includes over 100 copies of photographs from Evergreen history including the village, schools, mining, agriculture, families from the 1800s and early 1900s and the contributions from Ohlone Indians, Mexican Americans, and other groups native to our diverse heritage. The collection also contains books, maps, newspaper articles, artwork, and memorabilia.

The collection 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 José-Evergreen Community College District Foundation.  Find out more about the grand opening of the Heritage Room at EVC Library in 2005 and its historical Evergreen memorabilia collection in an article of the Evergreen Times, Evergreen History Collection Finds a Permanent Home.

The Heritage Collection 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 continually growing collection. 

Read the entire Heritage Room Gift and Donation Policy​​​. 

Extend your research on Evergreen history:

California Room (at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library): a collection of books, maps, files, and other items on California history with emphasis on the history of San José and Santa Clara County

History San José: Silicon Valley's largest and most comprehensive historical organization, containing more than 500,000 artifacts

Santa Clara City Library Genealogy Collection: extensive collection of historical maps and atlases, and U.S. census on microfilm


Library - Room LE304
3rd Floor of the Educational Technology Center Building

Hours: see Library hours

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