Pasadena Digital History Collaboration!

We are long familiar with the wonderful archive maintained by the Pasadena Museum of History and have even used historic photographs from their research library on the elevator doors in the three Park & Walk garages, as well as on a photo-mural in the Schoolhouse garage entrance.   These photographs tell the rich story of Pasadena’s early years and so we are very pleased to announce the launch of the Pasadena Digital History Collaboration!  Now you can browse through hundreds of digital images of Pasadena people and places – for free online. Check it out at or on Facebook under Pasadena Digital History.

Original Pasadena Schoolhouse - Park & Walk Garage mural

A partnership of Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena Museum of History and Pasadena City College’s Shatford Library, the user-friendly site makes it easy to browse through and download files from the collections of all three institutions. Their mission is to build the largest, comprehensive database of Pasadena images, stories and publications available for students, researchers and history buffs. The collections are currently divided into four categories: Tournament of Roses; Rose Bowl; Busch Gardens; and Old Town Pasadena.  There are currently 87 items in the Old Town Pasadena category, and you can browse them now here.

Help Identify Mystery Photos

Pasadena Digital History needs your help! If you recognize any people, places, or things in one of these photos, please share with them what you know on Flickr.

For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call (626) 744-4279.

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One Response to “Pasadena Digital History Collaboration!”

  1. Cafe Pasadena Says:

    I’m surprised more locals aren’t aware of PDH’s work. I guess people are too preoccupied with the current to look back into the past. Good post!

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