Pasadena Museum of History

Address: 
470 W. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91103
United States
Contact: 
Laura Verlaque
Phone: 
626.577.1660 x13
Website: 
http://www.pasadenahistory.org/research

Archives and Collections

Description of Collection: 

The Research Library and Archives has been collecting material relating to the history of Pasadena since 1924. The archives contains approximately 1 million historic images (including photos, negatives, postcards, stereographs) of Pasadena and surrounding areas. There are 45 cubic feet of maps and plans of the area, as well as a set of Sanborm fire insurance maps for Pasadena. There is a large collection of ephemera, scrapbooks and photo albums relating to the history of the city. There are more than 150 special collections, including the Sylvanus Marston set of architectural drawings; the Tournament of Roses Collection; the Giddings-Hollingsworth Family Collection; the Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo Papers; the Black History Collection; the Hugh Anderson/Model Grocery Company Collection. There are approximately 1,000 books and 50 linear feet of periodicals on the history of the city and general Southern California area, including a nearly complete run of Pasadena city directories from 1895-1976.

Regions covered: 
Pasadena and surrounding area
Languages: 

Management

Online Catalog URL: 
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/institutions/Pasadena+Museum+of+History
Digital Formats: 
http://pasadenadigitalhistory.com/
Repository: 
Yes
Loans to Outside?: 
Yes
Exhibited?: 
No