Family Collections on PDHC

Father_of_Myrtle_NicholasPDHC 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 that these resources see the light of day.  Below is a list of Family Collections that have already been added to PDHC’s database.



Allen Family Collection

Kimball-Lawyer-Parker Collection

Jackie Mezer Collection

Louis Andrew Murillo Collection

Mary Lyle Hill Collection

Mary Schwacher-Sorenson Family Collection

Michael J. Mouat Collection

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Durham Family Collection

Nancy Honsaker Plows Collection

Pasadena Fire Department Photograph Album, 1909-1910

Paul Ayers Collection

Sid Gally Family Collection

Susan Bridges Collection

Ted Bockman Collection

White-Bailey Collection

The William H. Nicholas Family Collection

Are you interested in contributing family photos to the PDHC database? Sign up to receive our emails so you’ll hear about the next public scanning event.  Or, if you can’t wait that long, contact Dan McLaughlin at the Pasadena Public Library to start the process of getting your family collection online!

2 thoughts on “Family Collections on PDHC

  1. Carol Steslicki

    I work in the Berkeley-Haas Development and Alumni Relations department and we received from the family of Robert F. Etienne, former secretary to the Pasadena Board of Education, Pasadena Jr. College yearbooks from 1931 to 1935. They also included a family estate journal beginning in 1938. Are you interested in these for the PDHC database? We’ll be happy to ship to you.
    Carol Steslicki

    1. Linda Stewart

      Hello Carol,
      My deepest apologies for the delay in responding! Yes, we would love to have both the yearbooks and the family estate journal. The mailing address would be: Pasadena City College, Shatford Library, ATTN: Linda Stewart, 1570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106. Many thanks.

      Linda Stewart


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