Portrait of Clyde Arbuckle, former member of the California Pioneers of Santa Clara County. In 1945, his passion for sharing local history led the Native Sons of the Golden West, the Native Daughters, the California Pioneers of Santa Clara Valley and the Historic Landmarks Committee to recommend him for the honorary position of San José City Historian. Arbuckle later became director and curator of the new San José Historical Museum, and actively collected historic books, documents, paintings, household objects, and photographs. Thanks to Arbuckle’s dedication to preserving records and artifacts from Santa Clara Valley’s past, History San José now holds the largest collection of regional history in the State of California. A mannequin of Arbuckle was until recently on display at the Paulson House in History Park, and is now at the History San José Collections Center.


  • Title: Clyde Arbuckle
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1950/1960
  • Location: San Jose (Calif.)
  • Physical Dimensions: Photographic print, 10 x 8 in.
  • Provenance: History San José Photographic Collection

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