Research Library and Archives, Pasadena Museum of History
470 W. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Contact: Laura Verlaque, Director of Collections
Phone: 626.577.1660 x13
Institution Type: Archive, Historic Site, Historical Society, Library, Museum, Non-profit Organization
Web site: http://www.pasadenahistory.org/research
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pasadena-Museum-of-History/10668281484
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 90 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
Type of Materials: Architectural Drawings, Artist files, Artworks, Books, Databases, Diaries/Journals/Personal Papers, Directories, Ephemera, Films/Videos/Moving Images, Manuscripts, Maps, Newspapers, Oral Histories, Photographs, Postcards, Printed Works, Slides, Unprocessed/Unknown, Yearbooks
Time Periods: 1848-1899, 1900-1920, 1921-1949, 1950-1963, 1964-1980, 1981-Present
Sectors of the Population: Artistic Communities, Clubs/Service/Social Organizations, Community Service Organizations, Education, Sports, African Descent, Asian Descent, At or Below Poverty Level, Lower to Middle Income, Middle to Upper Income, Highest Income
Loan To Others: Yes
Outreach: Brochures/Flyers/Pamphlets, Directories, Internet, Word of Mouth