Archival Resources

The HES Archives Committee has created these lists of archival resources from suggestions made by the HES membership. The Committee encourages members to continue to build on these resources by suggesting additional collections or archive sites. Please contact Mary Ann Dzuback, Archives Committee chair, at: with your additions or suggestions.

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Stanford University's Cubberly Education Library

Holds children's books, textbooks, school district reports and curriculum materials, and college catalogs.  These include: 

  • Historical textbooks going back to 1800 (and a few earlier ones in Special Collections)
  • Historic curriculum materials published by states and local school districts, plus some from other countries
  • Historic school and education reports at the state and city level for most states and major cities
  • Historic college catalog collections for both the U.S. and other countries

City of Pasadena

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


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 "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