Glendale Public Library, Special Collections

Address: 
222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205
United States
Contact: 
Lora Martinolich
Phone: 
818-548-3749
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Archives and Collections

Description of Collection: 

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.

Regions covered: 
City of Glendale and adjacent areas (Montrose, La Crescenta, and parts of LA)
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Management

Institution Type: 
Online Catalog URL: 
http://catalog.glendalepubliclibrary.org
Catalog System: 
Books are cataloged using Dewey and appear in library catalog--full MARC format.
Digital Formats: 
Some digital materials are available online. More information is available on the Library's Special Collections page (http://glendalepubliclibrary.org/special_collections.asp).
Repository: 
Yes
Loans to Outside?: 
No
Exhibited?: 
No