The collection includes newsclippings, histories, flyers, newsletters, minutes, correspondence, programs, yearbooks, municipal
papers, and histories related to or about the city of Compton. Subjects include commerce, education, private residences, historic
preservation, city anniversaries, and natural disasters.
This collection was created by combining two Compton collections: the Compton History Collection and the Heritage House Collection.
Much of the materials in the Compton History Collection were donated by Robert Gillingham. The Heritage House Museum donated
their papers and historical materials to the archive when they closed in the late 1970s.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives
and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical
materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.