Archival Resources

Archival agreements for personal collections:
Maher, W. J. (1994). Ensuring continuity and preservation through archival service agreements. Archival Issues, 19 (1), 5-18; there is a model agreement included as an appendix.

CalTech Archival Collection

Early history of the city , especially the papers of Amos Throop; 
Records of one of the largest eugenic efforts in the nation, see the extensive records of the Pasadena Betterment Foundation, in the E.S. Gosney Papers.

California Institute of Technology Archival Collection
1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, California 91106

Phone: (626) 395-6811

Pasadena Unified School District

Pasadena Unified School District 
Pasadena Unified School District "vault" located in the PSUD headquarters:

351 South Hudson Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101-3599
(626) 795-6981

For the history of the school system, including documents on the many desegregation battles including some court records and correspondence; school records, board minutes (including, if they still function, audio tapes); and many photographs; see the

City of Pasadena 

The Pasadena History Museum (formerly the Pasadena Historical Society)
470 W Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 577-1660

For the history of the city, especially its "Black History Collection" and the "Tournament of Roses Collection" on the history of desegregation and nineteenth- and twentieth-century immigration history

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The largest collection of Native American press materials in the world housed in the Sequoyah Research Center and American Native Press Archives.  Dan Littlefield (, Jim Parins (, and Bob Sanderson ( have been traveling to tribal councils all across America at their own expense every summer for over thirty years requesting that the press materials be made available to them.  A very large and high quality collection of Native American art that makes the trip to Little Rock worth the effort all by itself.

Nietz Old Textbook Collection

The “Nietz Old Textbook Collection” is a full-text collection with digital editions of 140 schoolbooks and two surveys of historic schoolbooks by John Nietz available at:

The collection is primarily nineteenth century textbooks however there are secondary sources and search tools located at the site. I also felt the site would be of interest to many others.

(Sent by  David J. Roof)