One of the PDHC’s newest collections features images from the family of Dr. Ernesto Nava Bustillos, sociology professor at Pasadena City College. A fifth-generation Californian, Dr. Bustillos’ family, both sides, can trace their lineage to the early days of the San Gabriel Valley, specifically to… Continue reading
A new member of the PDHC, Glendale Community College’s collection features photographs and documents depicting life at Glendale Community College from its founding in 1927 to serve the needs of the people of La Crescenta, Glendale, and Tujunga. In 1936 twenty-five acres… Continue reading
PDHC knows that there is a vast treasure trove of local history stored in shoeboxes and computer drives of private individuals in the community that tell a crucial part of the history of Pasadena. We are committed to providing a platform so… Continue reading
PDHC has made a conscious effort to begin to collect artifacts from our rich ethnic history, and we have recently acquired a significant Japanese American collection. From Meiji Laundry in Pasadena to the San Gabriel Nursery to vegetable farmers in La Puente,… Continue reading
The Pasadena Digital History Collaboration, or PDHC, is the people and institutions of Pasadena working together to bring the city’s rich history and traditions in one place, and tell the story of Pasadena to the world.
The PDHC was established in 2010 by three of the city’s premier historical institutions – Pasadena City College Shatford Library, Pasadena Museum of History, and Pasadena Public Library. Continue reading