Founding/Administrative Partners

Pasadena City College Shatford Library

PCC Shatford LibraryThe Pasadena City College Archives was established by the Library prior to 1950 to collect, arrange, describe, and preserve the historical documents of Pasadena City College. It is the repository for a wide variety of material including advertising, artifacts; catalogs; correspondence; committee and departmental meeting minutes; newsletters; newspapers; and periodicals; photographs and post cards; reports; audio and video cassettes, slides, and yearbooks.

1570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106-2003

Pasadena Museum of History

Pasadena Museum of HistoryPasadena Museum of History maintains the area’s largest and most comprehensive collection of documents and artifacts relating to the history of Pasadena and neighboring communities. The ever-expanding collection spans the years 1834 to the present and contains well over one million historic photographs, rare books, manuscripts, maps, architectural records, art, costume and textiles, and objects.

The Mission of the Museum is to promote an appreciation of history, culture, arts, and sciences relevant to Pasadena and adjoining communities.

470 West Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91103

Pasadena Public Library

Pasadena Public LibraryPasadena Public Library’s historical collections reflect Pasadena’s unique historical and cultural development in the following subject areas: buildings; business; City departments; people; organizations; transportation; and views. Photographs range in date from the 1880’s to the 1970’s with most documenting Pasadena prior to 1925. The Library maintains an index to its vertical file collection of clippings and brochures. Of particular interest is our collection of rare books on Californiana and a comprehensive collection of Pasadena newspapers on microfilm, including an online index.

285 E Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

Contributing Partners

Pasadena Planning & Community Development Department

City of Pasadena Planning Department

The City of Pasadena Planning & Community Development Department’s Design & Historic Preservation Section (previously known as “Urban Conservation”), was created to administer the City’s historic preservation programs.  Since its inception, an important part of this program has involved conducting studies of neighborhoods and historic resources throughout the City, the archives from which are collected in the Design & Historic Preservation archives at the Pasadena Permit Center.  A collection of digitized slides taken as part of the City’s early historic resources studies from the late 1970s and early 1980s has been included in the Pasadena Digital History Collaboration.  This collection provides a glimpse into the state of the City’s building stock from that time.

175 North Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington LibraryFor qualified scholars, the Huntington Library is one of the largest and most complete research libraries in the United States in its fields of specialization. The Library’s collection of rare books, manuscripts, prints, photographs, maps, and other materials in the fields of British and American history and literature totals more than six million items. Only a tiny portion of this number is on display at any one time, divided between the Main Exhibition Hall and the smaller West Hall.

1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108

Glendale Community College

Glendale Community College’s collection contains a selection of materials documenting the history of the campus, students, faculty and administration. gcc_logo_blue129px

1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91208

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