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) 949-7721

Hours: Monday to Thursday 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.

Online Archival Content

FHDA has an online archive that can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

FHDA Online Archives

The link above will take you to a site that provides archival content that can be searched, viewed, downloaded and shared. Downloads are allowed for the purposes of professional research or community interest. Downloaded materials may not be altered or reposted on other websites without written permission from the district.

The site is divided into three primary areas – Foothill-De Anza Community College District, Foothill College and De Anza College. The links to these subject areas are at the top of the home page. There is a search button in the upper right corner of each page that provides a detailed search. The search engine will look for file names, file descriptions and will also search the content of all PDF files.

Only a portion of the District Archives has been posted on this site. Among the topics and items that can be explored are:

• History of the Foothill-De Anza District

• History of the land beneath Foothill and De Anza Colleges

• The construction of our two colleges

• Historic buildings on each campus

• A collection of early issues of campus newspapers

• Rare photographs

Future additions will include college catalogs, vintage film and video and audio files, and pages on our District founders, including Robert Smithwick, Calvin Flint and A. Robert DeHart.

Please contact the District Archivist if you have questions or are seeking materials that are not available online.

Email the archivist at