Types of Partners & Collections

 Collection Types

  • Organizational collections – established repositories or archives (led by Mary Ann Laun at Pasadena City College)
  • Public collections – individual and family collections (led by Martha Camacho at Pasadena Public Library)
  • Curated collections – collections targeted on a specific subject area; selected families and organizations (led by Laura Verlaque at Pasadena Museum of History)

Administrative Partners

Administrative partners are defined as institutions that take an active role in administering and setting policy for Pasadena Digital History Collaboration (PDHC). They are governed by the Administrative Partnership Agreement which defines their goals, subcommittee participation, and individual roles and responsibilities.

Collection type: Organizational

The following institutions are administrative partners in PDHC:

Administrative partners are governed by a technical agreement (attached below) which defines their goals and individual roles and responsibilities:

Contributing Partners

Contributing Partners are defined as institutions or members of the community whose role is limited to a one-time donation of digitized materials or resources. The responsibilities of contributing partners will be governed by a signed Contributing Partner Agreement.

Applications for Contributing Partners are accepted on a continuous basis.

Collection type: Organizational, Public, and Curated

The following institutions are currently contributing partners in PDHC

Contributing partners are governed by a signed Contributing Partner Agreement, a template for which is attached below:
Contributing Partner Agreement

Collaborative Partners

Collaborative Partners are defined as institutions that cooperate and share resources with PDHC on an ongoing basis. They share resources with the administrative partners in order to digitize photographs, records, and artifacts related to Pasadena history and promote local archival collections. While they are not responsible for administrative procedures or creating policies, collaborative partners do participate in PDHC subcommittees, projects, and outreach as appropriate.

Applications for Collaborative Partners are accepted from October 1 to November 30.

Collection type: Organizational

There are currently no collaborative partners in PDHC.

Collaborative partners are governed by a signed Collaborative Partner Agreement, a template for which is attached below:
Collaborative Partner Agreement

Personal/Family Collections Partners

Personal/Family Collections Partners are defined as community members who are willing to contribute a finite number of family resources related to Pasadena. They are governed by the Personal Partner Agreement.

For more information about PDHC or if you have questions about becoming a partner, contact: info@pasadenadigitalhistory.com.