Research Library & Archives
PMH maintains the area’s largest and most comprehensive collection of documents and artifacts related to the history of Pasadena and the west San Gabriel valley. The ever-expanding collection spans the years 1834 to the present and contains well over 1,000,000 historic photographs, rare books, manuscripts, maps, architectural records, and more. Significant collections include: the Pasadena Star-News Photo Collection, the Tournament of Roses Collection, the Pasadena Black History Collection, the J. Allen Hawkins Photo Collection, the Flag Photo Collection, the Sylvanus Marston Architectural Collection, the Giddings-Hollingsworth Family Collection, the Helen Lukens Gaut Photo Collection, and the Ernest A. Batchelder Archives.
Research Library & Archives Hours
Complimentary access Thursday through Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm.*
Please Note: The Research Library & Archives will be Closed on Sunday, July 21, 2019.
No appointment necessary to use the Research Library and Archives.
There are charges for photocopying, scanning and mailing the results of our research (see Reproduction Services).
The Research Library & Archives can be contacted at 626.577.1660, ext. 13 or email@example.com.
Please note that the entire Museum is closed on all major holidays. Check our calendar for specific dates.