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Cultural Resource Management

  • Shell beads found at the third mission location on Franklin St. Photo courtesy of Archaeology Research LabArchaeology Research Lab

    The Archaeology Research Lab on campus is committed to uncovering and preserving the complex, cultural history of the land Santa Clara University was built on in order to cultivate value and respect for our school's past as we move forward.

  • The de Saisset houses a collection of objects that documents the pre- and post-Mission history of Santa Clara Valley and Santa Clara College up to the 1920s. Photo courtesy of de Saisset Museum.The de Saisset Museum

    The de Saisset Museum, a free museum of art and history located on campus, houses several permanent exhibitions that preserve our diverse cultural heritage in a sustainable and engaging manner. The California History Collection displays the history of the area from the pre-contact period and the founding of Mission Santa Clara through the Gold Rush and the early years of Santa Clara College.