What is the PDHC?

The Pasadena Digital History Collaboration (PDHC) is a cooperative partnership with Pasadena City College Shatford Library, Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena Public Library, and other community partners. Together we are discovering and illuminating Pasadena’s rich historical heritage.

The mission of the PDHC is to assemble, digitize, and make web-accessible historical documents and artifacts that represent Pasadena’s heritage for the benefit of both the local community and researchers world-wide.

What year did the PDHC begin?

October 2010

Where can I find a list of all the partners involved?

The list is available on PDHC Partners page.

How can my organization become a partner?

Please visit Becoming a partner page for more information.

What is the policy for using any of the images for research and educational purposes?

Public use of the collection is governed by US copyright law. The Pasadena Digital History Collaboration makes no assertions as to ownership of any original copyrights to digitized images. The images are intended for Personal or Research use only. There are no limitations on downloads for personal or research use.

Any other kind of use, including, but not limited to, commercial or scholarly publication in any medium or format, public exhibition, or use online or in a web site, may be subject to additional restrictions including, but not limited to, the copyrights held by parties other than the owning institution. USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for determining the existence of such rights and for obtaining any permissions and/or paying associated fees necessary for the proposed use.

If you wish to publish, use, or obtain a copy of an item from the collection, please contact the institution that owns the item, as fees and use policies vary by institution. Contact information for each institution is available on the Contact Page. You can determine who owns the item by clicking on the image and checking under “Repository Name.” Additional information regarding publication rights for an item can sometimes be found under “Rights Statement” or “Publication Rights.” You can generally expect to hear from the institution within five business days.