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Glendale Central Library History Room, Glendale Library, Arts and Culture
222 E. Harvard Street
Glendale, California 91205
Phone: (818) 548-3749
Email: libraryinfo@glendaleca.gov
Physical collections: 13
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American Association of University Women Glendale (CA) Branch Collection

The American Association of University Women Glendale (CA) Branch Collection documents the membership, activities, and administration of the local branch of the national American Association of University Women through newsletters, yearbooks, and scrapbooks generated by the members to document their...

Babcock (Ruth G.) WAC Mothers' Association Collection

Ruth G. Babcock was a resident of Glendale, California and the founder and president of Chapter 71 of the WAC Mothers' Association, an organization established to aid members of the Women's Army Corps wherever they served during World War II....

Bliss Ranch Collection

The collection consists of a small, disassembled album of mounted photographs depicting the Bliss Ranch, owned by brothers John Dallett Bliss and Robert Parker Bliss from the mid to late 1890s. The ranch was located near the base of the...


The Bulaero newsletter was published for distribution to employees, instructors, and students connected with Glendale area flight schools, Grand Central Airport, and local aviation industry workers during World War II. It provides insight into the Glendale and greater Los Angeles...

California History Nugget

The California History Nugget began publication in 1923 and ceased publication in 1940. The serial focused on California stories about early pioneers, descriptions and visual images of significant locations, folklore and legends, plant and animal life, and significant events in...

Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks Collection

The Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks Collection documents the history of the organization between 1906 and 2015. A small amount of material is related to Forest Lawn locations in Hollywood Hills, Covina, Cypress, and Long Beach. The collection includes images and text...

Glendale Area Weather and Natural Disasters Collection

This collection consists of materials assembled by library staff documenting natural disasters and weather-related events impacting Glendale and surrounding areas in Los Angeles County. These events include earthquakes, floods, landslides, rainstorms, windstorms, drought, snowfall, and wildfires. The collection documents damage...

Packer Motor Company Records

The Packer Motor Company Records represent the activities of one of the first automobile dealerships in Glendale, California. Selling Studebaker cars and trucks, the dealership’s main location was on Brand Boulevard in Glendale, expanding to other locations in Eagle Rock...

Rittenhouse (Charles C.) Collection

The Charles C. Rittenhouse Collection documents his career as an architect, primarily while he worked in the Greater Los Angeles area, although it also includes specifications and correspondence related to his earlier work in Hastings, Nebraska and Canon City, Colorado....

Ruhle (James L.) California Earthquake Collection

The James L. Ruhle California Earthquake Collection consists of a small set of slides and prints documenting damage to structures and roadways during the 1971 San Fernando earthquake, also known as the Sylmar earthquake. The slides were prepared by geologist...

Title Insurance and Trust Company Records

The Title Insurance and Trust Company Records document early landownership and infrastructure building in the City of Glendale and the greater Los Angeles area through correspondence and business records related to individual land claims and trusts.

Verdugo Pipe and Reservoir Company Collection

The Verdugo Pipe and Reservoir Company Collection contains two ledgers that track the distribution of water to individuals and companies in the Glendale and Verdugo Canyon area, and records the company's maintenance expenses and finances. The ledgers tell part of...

Wilson (Tave and Roy) Collection

The Tave and Roy Wilson Collection documents the aviator brothers' professional work and their leisure time recreational activities with friends and family at Tweedy Lake. Lou Royal "Roy" Wilson worked as a stunt pilot for motion pictures, while his older...