Arcadia Public Library, Arcadia History Collection

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Hours
Monday - Thursday, 10am - 9pm; Friday and Saturday 10am - 6pm
Contact
Website

34.1284603, -118.031874

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
No
Available to outside researchers?
Yes
Reservations required?
Yes
Onsite technology available
Yes
Catalog System
InMagic
Repository
Yes

Management

Archive / Collection information

The Arcadia History Collection is a repository of photographs, scrapbooks, city directories, newspapers on microfilm, and ephemera documenting the history of the City of Arcadia. Its archival holdings include a bound volume, with photographs, of the issues published in 1918 and 1919 of the Arcadian Observer, the official newspaper of the United States Army Balloon School in Arcadia; issues (on microfilm) of the Santa Anita Pacemaker, a newspaper written and published by Japanese Americans while interned at the Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese in 1942, along with a collection of photographs taken at the assembly center by the War Relocation Authority in 1942; photographs and materials about the Santa Anita Racetrack which date from 1934 to the present; and a scrapbook and photographs about the William Parker Lyon Pony Express Museum in Arcadia, which flourished in the 1940s and early 1950s.

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