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Resources for researching architecture and architects.


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Kate Steffens
Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0028
408 808-2131


California Room

To find information about California architects and architecture, use books, journals, and materials in the regular Library collections, the Library's 5th floor Special Collections, and in SJPL's 5th floor California Room.

Journal Literature

History journals and local newspapers can be helpful for finding information about local architecture.  For example, a useful journal for researching California builders and buildings is called California History.  

The Art & Architecture Source database can be searched using the keyword "California" to locate information on California architecture.


Online Reference Tools