Collection of black and white negatives apparently taken by Henry Meade Bland while teaching at the State Normal School at
San Jose, likely dating between 1905-1915.
Dr. Bland was born on April 21, 1863 in Fairfield in Solano County, CA. He earned in MA degree from Stanford in 1895 and a
Ph.D. (1890) and undergraduate degrees from the University of the Pacific. He worked as a teacher and principal for 15 years
at schools in Los Gatos, Santa Clara and San Jose before coming to the Normal School. Dr. Bland died on April 30, 1931. (See
Approximately 428 negatives and photographic prints
Property rights reside with History San Jose. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact History San Jose Research
The original negatives are not available to researchers; all have been scanned and can be viewed online. Digital images are
available on request.