Foothill-De Anza  Historic Archives

Foothill College under construction in 1961  De Anza College Under Construction 1967





Located at the Carriage House  on the Foothill College campus

12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Telephone: (650) 949-6216

Hours: Monday to Friday by appointment only


To serve as the institutional memory of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District by appraising, collecting, preserving, organizing, and describing records and documents of significant historical, legal and administrative value to the District and its two colleges. To develop practical application for the collections of the Archives and make records and documents accessible to administrators, faculty, staff, students and the community at large.

Description of the Collection

The Archive collection consists of historical documents of the foundation of the district and its two campuses, including the complete architectural records of Kump, Masten and Hurd for both colleges. There are special collections of photographs, catalogs and schedules and biographical information on faculty and staff.

The collections do not circulate outside the building, but the public is welcome to use the documents. Photocopying services are available.

For a quick overview of FHDA's early history, please watch this short video: Foothill and De Anza Colleges: The First Fifty Years.

Early History of the Colleges

Below you will find links to two documents detailing the early years of both Foothill and De Anza Colleges. The Foothill history was written and published by Foothill faculty, staff and students in the early 1980's. The chronicle of De Anza's early years was written and published by John Lovas, De Anza faculty. Please note that neither document is fully ADA compliant; that work is currently in process. If you require an ADA compliant document right away,  please send your request to the email address below the links. 

Foothill College: 25 Years                                             De Anza College: A History (35 years)

Donation of Photos or Videos

We will gladly accept and review any photos, videos or documents that you wish to share with the FHDA Archives. Please be aware that by donating your photos or videos you are giving up any ownership rights and that the photos will be included in our archives at the discretion of the archivist. You may upload photos or videos to this location:

Marty Kahn, Archivist e-mail: