Collection of Inglewood Local History Photographs

Inglewood Public Library
101 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301-1771
(310) 412-5380
http://www.cityofinglewood.org/depts/library/default.asp
© 2008


Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Inglewood local history photographs
Dates: circa 1800-2008
Collection number: Consult library
Collector: Inglewood Public Library (Calif.)
Collection Size: 200 photographs 183 online items
Repository: Inglewood Public Library
Inglewood, CA 90301-1771
Abstract: The Inglewood Public Library's photograph collection includes images of historical interest to the City of Inglewood and surrounding areas. Images, dating from the 1800's to 2008, document public, residential and commercial buildings, including businesses, schools, churches, fire and police department facilities, theaters, such as Fox Theater, and the public library; street scenes; neighborhoods; art in Inglewood, such as the History of Transportation Mural; groups and family portraits; annual events, such as Centinela Days and the Inglewood Christmas Parade; adobe house, such as the Centinela Adobe; natural disasters, such as the 1920 Inglewood Earthquake and the 1994 Northridge Earthquake; sport and recreation facilities, such as Hollywood Park Race Track and The Great Western Forum. Formats include aerial photographs. Photographs primarily document city life and commercial activities.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English Spanish
Selected digitized images from this collection.

Access

Collection open for research.

Preferred Citation

Collection of Inglewood local history photographs. Consult library. Inglewood Public Library, Inglewood, CA 90301-1771.

Acquisition Information

This collection was created by Inglewood Public Library staff from 2007-2008 as part of the Local History Digital Resources Projects. Some materials are not housed at the library and were acquired by various city sources, such as Inglewood/Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, Inglewood Unified School District, Inglewood Police Department and longtime Inglewood residents.

Project Information

These photographs were assembled from groups and individuals concerned with conserving and broadening access to historical images of Inglewood. The City, local school district, and chamber of commerce were significant contributors, as were individuals who recognized social and cultural value in the images they held. The current assemblage results from the Inglewood Public Library's participation in the California Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP), a multi-year program supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. It comprises a core collection with intent for expansion and is available to the public through the Inglewood Public Library's website (see http://www.inglewoodlibrary.org/ ) in addition to the California Digital Library's (CDL) Calisphere website (see http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/ ).

Scope and Content of Collection

The Inglewood Public Library's photograph collection includes images of historical interest to the City of Inglewood and surrounding areas. Images, dating from the 1800's to 2008, document public, residential and commercial buildings, including businesses, schools, churches, fire and police department facilities, theaters, such as Fox Theater, and the public library; street scenes; neighborhoods; art in Inglewood, such as the History of Transportation Mural; groups and family portraits; annual events, such as Centinela Days and the Inglewood Christmas Parade; adobe house, such as the Centinela Adobe; natural disasters, such as the 1920 Inglewood Earthquake and the 1994 Northridge Earthquake; sport and recreation facilities, such as Hollywood Park Race Track and The Great Western Forum. Formats include aerial photographs. Photographs primarily document city life and commercial activities.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

Names and Places

Inglewood Public Library
Forum (Inglewood, Calif.)
Hollywood Park (Inglewood, Calif.)
Centinela Days Association
Fox Theatre (Inglewood, Calif.)
Inglewood (Calif.)

Topics, and Forms/Genres of Materials

Historic buildings--California--Inglewood
Celebrations--California--Inglewood
City & town halls--California--Inglewood
Streets--California--Inglewood
Photographic prints
Aerial photographs