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Walter E. Schmidt, S.J. & the Santa Clara Valley Youth Village Collection

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Identifier: MSS.1989.03.08
Abstract The Walter E. Schmidt, S.J. & the Santa Clara Valley Youth Village Collection, 1944-2009 (bulk 1944-1974), documents the activities of Father Schmidt and the participants of the Santa Clara Valley Youth Village. Started by a handful of youth in 1944, the Santa Clara Valley Youth Village was created as a response to what city officials deemed a rise in juvenile delinquency during wartime. After two brief stints by others in leadership roles, Father Schmidt was appointed director in December...

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