Through programs like "Shoebox Collections" and "Capture the Memories" members of the community have shared their personal photographs, letters, postcards and a variety of other materials all of which showcase Pasadena's rich history.
Glendale Community College's collection contains a selection of materials documenting the history of the campus, students, faculty and administration.
Here one will find images of Pasadena from the Harold A. Parker Studio The images provide a look at the commercial, residential and social development of the city and surrounding areas during the early years of the twentieth century. The collection is especially rich in images of residential architecture in Pasadena, Altadena, and San …
The Pasadena Buddhist Temple belongs to the Jodo Shinshu tradition of Buddhism. The temple was established in 1948, and incorporated in 1956. This collection of photographs from three albums, two directories and several framed pieces depict the history of this Pasadena religious tradition.
Pasadena City College's collection includes a wide variety of materials all relating to the history of the campus, the students and the community which supports its mission.
We have Pasadena City Directories from 1881; 1886; 1887; 1888; 1893; 1895; 1897; 1900; 1905; 1912; 1913; 1918 and 1924 online. They have been made keyword searchable and are downloadable. Unfortunately, because of the size of the files, we are not able to put each year in a single file, so users have to search multiple files to search an …
Currently we have the full run of “The Needle” which was the newspaper of McCornack General Hospital from May, 1946 to May, 1949. The files are organized by month, and have been made keyword searchable. McCornack General Hospital was a hospital used to rehabilitate disable soldiers after World War Two on the grounds of the former …
PMH maintains the area’s largest and most comprehensive collection of documents and artifacts related to the history of Pasadena and the west San Gabriel valley. The ever-expanding collection spans the years 1834 to the present and contains historic photographs, rare books, manuscripts, maps, architectural records, and …
The Pasadena Planning & Community Development Department photo collection consists of slides that were, for the most part, taken during the course of conducting historic resources surveys in the late 1970s and early-to-mid 1980s. These slides were used to document and evaluate potential historic resources, primarily in residential …
A broadly based collection taken in general from 1890-1930 with a general emphasis on images taken of city properties and projects. Pasadena images taken by local photographer A. C. Vroman, negatives from the Pasadena Star-News and donations by Arthur Krieger of the Public Works Department are images of significance.
Pasadena Digital History Collaboration (PDHC) provides you access to the greatest collection of digitized, historical archives in Pasadena. Providing access to over 24,000 digital objects, we strive to build the largest, comprehensive database of images, stories, and publications relating to Pasadena for educational use.
As our membership grows, so does our collection. Please contact us for information about joining the cooperative.
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