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The Archive collection consists of historical documents of the foundation of the district and its two campuses, including the complete architectural records of Kump, Masten and Hurd for both colleges.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. 

For more detailed information about the early history of our two colleges, please click on the links below:

Foothill College: The First 25 Years

De Anza College:  35th Anniversary History   

To view some samples from our photo collection, watch this slideshow on YouTube:

Foothill and De Anza - Beginnings                                 

For more information, please contact:

Marty Kahn, Archivist: