Frequently Asked Questions
How does this website function?
The Office of the Clerk of the Board in consultation with AVP, created this site using the open source Omeka collection management platform, which was developed by the Corporation for Digital Scholarship, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and George Mason University for the sharing of digital collections and creation of media-rich online exhibits.
You can browse by individual Supervisor or by policy Initiative, or you can search by name or keyword. Search results can be further refined by date, name, or topic. There is also an Interviews page linking to a special video project.
Do these archives represent the definitive or complete historical collection for each former County Supervisor?
No. These collections are curated by the Office of the Clerk of the Board from an array of public records, donated and loaned items, and other available media. Staff makes an effort to provide a robust and full record as possible for as many former supervisors as possible. However, not all documents are not available on this digital content website.
County Supervisors may also have additional collections representing other eras of their public service careers. These collections are often donated to local libraries or state archives. Please use the “Other Resources” tab at the top of the page to explore further collections.
Can I view physical items from these collections?
Possibly. Some items are housed in our County Archives or other storage facilities. Some items were loaned for the sole purpose of capturing a digital, and others were born digital. It may be possible to arrange limited viewings of some physical items on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire with Records Unit at [email protected].