You find books in your local library using a catalog. Well, the same is true for finding archival collections held in a library's local history room. The Local History Center has posted its first collection guide in a really long time!
Thanks to library page and archives student Sabrina Ponce, who volunteered with the Local History Center over the summer, the Joseph Barnett Real Estate Brochure Collection is now open for research! Sabrina processed, cataloged and created a guide to the collection which includes brochures, floor plans, plot plans and sales lists for housing developments on the Peninsula. It is a real gem for anyone interested in the residential development of the Peninsula.
The guide to the collection is on the Online Archive of California, the one-stop guide to archvial collections in California. Make sure you click on the "Collection Contents" to see the names of the developments. Maybe you'll find yours in there!
This collection will soon be added to PVLD's local catalog.