Cannery Life, Del Monte in the Santa Clara Valley

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Mission brand yellow cling peaches label

View a database that includes artifacts, photographs, and documents in the History San José collection which relate to Del Monte Plant #3 in San José, California.

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In Their Own Words

Beatrice and Friends

Learn about Del Monte Plant #3 from the people who worked there.  See videos of former Del Monte employees sharing their memories.

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Jack D. Johnson
Moulin Archives
Oakland Museum of California

History San José Staff:

  • Melissa Johnson, Curator of Interactive Media
  • Kristin McCaman, Associate Curator
  • Alida Bray, President and CEO
  • Jessica Herczeg-Konecny, Project Archivist
  • Jennifer McCann, Archives Assistant
  • Sarah Puckitt, Curator of Art and Photography
  • James Reed, Curator of Library and Archives
  • Monica Tucker, Collection Manager

Web Video Editor:

  • Nick Molle

Oral History Participants:

  • Russell Camino
  • Enedina Flores
  • Guadalupe Gonzalez
  • Elida & Ricardo Gutierrez
  • Angela Jones
  • Bertha & Jesus Lopez
  • Nellie Mendoza
  • Anthony Paradiso
  • Mary Lou Reyes
  • Beatrice & Julian Sanchez
  • Carmen Villarreal
  • Frances Wells

Oral History Partner:

  • The Cherries to Chips Project of Community Heritage Partner
  • Margo McBane, Ph.D., Project Director
  • Suzanne Guerra, Project Manager
  • Interviewers: Margo McBane Ph.D., Joseph Rivera, Rober Gliner, Ph.D.
  • Videographers: Darby Price, Rick Romero, Robert Gliner, Ph.D.,
  • Video Editor: Brea Romero
  • Transcriber: Stephanie Fryslie, Rebecca Gámez