The Sierra Madre Historical Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to a variety of materials that tell the Sierra
Madre story: photographs, slides, postcards, scrapbooks, city directories, maps, letters, periodicals, posters, works of art,
sound recordings, moving images, and ephemera. The collection's subject area strengths include San Gabriel Mountain resorts
accessible via local trails and Sierra Madre art and artists.
The Sierra Madre Historical Society began collecting local history materials in 1931. In 1981, the Jameson Sierra Madre Room
was added to the Sierra Madre Public Library in order to house the rare books, California books, and archival collections
assembled by the Sierra Madre Historical Society. In 1991, the Preservation Society of Sierra Madre joined with the Historical
Society to form the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society. In 1999, the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society
entered into a formal agreement with the Sierra Madre Public Library to share ownership of the Sierra Madre Historical Archives.The oldest materials in the collection are from 1848. Materials are donated to the collection on an ongoing basis.
approximately 1,202.7 linear feet and 10 map case drawers
Copyright restrictions may apply. All requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from the Collection
should be submitted to the Associate Librarian-Archival Collection. A copy of the work in which collection materials are published
must be donated to the Archives.
Collection is open for research. Please contact the Archives to schedule an appointment.