Pasadena’s first school dated to the “pioneer” period in 1875 which according to historian Hiram A. Reid was a little rough board building, with its one teacher and very quickly, too many young scholars. The school had actually begun somewhat earlier on September… 
Young Phong, Pasadena Public Library. Walk into any public library today and you are sure to find a children’s room or area. We take for granted that many modern libraries have a separate children’s room that is complete with its own… 
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… 
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… 
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… 
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.