|Mission Statement 1997 |
To collect, organize and make available Mountain View historical resources and to promote the city's heritage.
History Center Collection Policy
The History Center collects, organizes, stores and displays books, maps, pictures, manuscripts, audio visual materials and other printed, handwritten and drawn artifacts pertaining to Mountain View's heritage. Due to the importance of this unique collection, appropriate preservation methods and materials are sought out and utilized.
The collection is limited to those materials which deal directly with Mountain View. Since historically the Mountain View community included present day Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, the collection also encompasses the historical aspects of those communities. Materials broader in scope than Mountain View (e.g., Santa Clara County) which include Mountain View as a significant part or which contain unique information about the city are also collected. ·
Items included in the History Center collection are selected based on the City of Mountain View Library Materials Selection Policy. Bulky, cumbersome or difficult to display and store items are evaluated for acceptance on an individual basis.
The History Center collects an assortment of City documents but makes no attempt to store all such documents.
Due to the unique nature of the collection, materials stored in the History Center do not circulate.