Pasadena Digital History Collaboration

1880-1989, bulk 1880-1925

Descriptive Summary

Title: Pasadena Digital History Collaboration
Dates: 1880-1989, bulk 1880-1925
Collection Number: Consult library
Extent: Approximately 5,000 digital images and texts
Online items available
Repository: Pasadena Digital History Collaboration
Abstract: A collection of digital objects representing the diverse social and cultural history of Pasadena.
Language of Material: English


Refer to individual collection objects and finding aids for rights information, as policies will vary between members of the collaboration.

Publication Rights

The Pasadena Digital History Collaboration makes no assertions as to ownership of any original copyrights to digitized images. However, these images are intended for Personal or Research use only. Any other kind of use, including, but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication in any medium or format, public exhibition, or use online or in a web site, may be subject to additional restrictions including but not limited to the copyrights held by parties other than the Library. USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for determining the existence of such rights and for obtaining any permissions and/or paying associated fees necessary for the proposed use.

Preferred Citation

Pasadena Digital History Collaboration. Pasadena Digital History Collaboration

Scope and Content of Collection

The Pasadena Digital History Collaboration is a cooperative effort by the Pasadena Public Library, the Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena City College and the Huntington Garden documenting a range of topics relating to the history of Pasadena and surrounding areas through digitized graphic and textual materials. The Collaboration covers a broad range of subjects from the 1880s to the present day, including education, athletics, social and cultural gatherings and events, black and Latino history, graphic and performing arts, architecture, interior and landscape design, early history of automobiles and aviation, the construction and evolution of many well-known Pasadena landmarks, agriculture, commercial activity and development, visits by prominent individuals to the area, nature photography, local geography, historical photographs of Pasadena settings and citizens, the history of Pasadena institutions such as the Rose Bowl parade, Tournament of Roses, and the California Institute of Technology, and daily life in Pasadena throughout the years. Prominent individuals featured in the collection include Albert Einstein, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Pasadena natives Ray Bartlett and Jackie Robinson, General Pershing, Richard Feynman, and Herbert Hoover. Formats include family photos, candid snapshots, formal portraits taken professionally, aerial and panoramic photographs, design drawings, photos published in newspapers and magazines, design drawings, paintings, and filmstrips.