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Archives and Collections
The South Pasadena Public Library (SPPL) was founded on September 10, 1895 and is governed by the City Council-appointed Board of Trustees. Currently, the SPPL hosts a collection of approximately 120,000 materials.
The Local History Collection at the South Pasadena collects and preserves our community’s memory for current and future generations. The collection consists of a variety of materials relating to many aspects of South Pasadena history. Some major categories include: Historic Photographs, South Pasadena Newspapers and Quarterly, Local Yearbooks, City Records and Directories, Biographical Files, Home Research, Obituaries, City Landmarks, and early Library History.