Glendale Library, Arts & Culture

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Contact Information

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture building exterior center
222 East Harvard Street Glendale, CA 91205
The Glendale History Room is currently open by appointment. Monographs housed here may be requested by patrons during our library's open hours.
Anne Mar
Local History Librarian
Alternate Contact
Caley Cannon;

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture
222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA. 91205

Access and Management


Available to the public?
Available to outside researchers?
Reservations required?
Onsite technology available
Catalog System
Books are cataloged using Dewey and appear in library catalog--full MARC format.
Access procedures

Please email or to make an appointment.


Archive / Collection information

The Glendale History Room at the Downtown Central Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Library contains monographs about the City of Glendale and its history, clippings from newspapers published in the Glendale area, historical photographs, and ephemera related to community events and organizations. Materials about neighboring cities and Los Angeles County-adjacent counties. Materials written by local authors part of the collection. In addition to scrapbooks assembled by local organizations and individuals, the archival holdings include the personal papers of Carroll “Mr. Glendale” Parcher (1903–1992), who was at various times the editor of the Glendale News-Press, a member of the city council, and the city’s mayor; and the papers of Dora Verdugo (1882–1984), who was the great-granddaughter of Jose Verdugo, the original recipient in 1784 of the Spanish land grant for the property on which the City of Glendale is located.

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