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.
Visitors may experience traffic & parking challenges the weekend of 6/23 & 6/24
Research Library & Archives Hours
Complimentary access Thursday through Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm.*
Closed on 6/23 & 6/24
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The Research Library & Archives will be closed the week of 12/28-12/31. Please note that the entire Museum is closed on all major holidays and closes early at 3:00 pm on December 24 and December 31. Check our calendar for specific dates.