Monterey Park History Collection

These materials were assembled and digitized as part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project, supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered in California by the State Librarian.
Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
318 S. Ramona Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Phone: 626-307-1366
Fax: 626-288-4251
E-mail: Library@montereypark.ca.gov
URL: http://montereyparklibrary.llwip.org/
© 2011


Descriptive Summary

Title: Monterey Park history collection
Dates: 1885-2001
Collection number: Consult library
Creators: Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce Monterey Park Historical Museum Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
Collection Size: Online items available
Repository: Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Abstract: The Monterey Park Collection includes photographs, slides, postcards and picture clippings that document the history and depict people, places and events of the City of Monterey Park and the surrounding San Gabriel Valley.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Digitized collection materials available online.

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the Monterey Park Historical Society. For permission to publish or reproduce, please contact Monterey Park Historical Society.

Preferred Citation

Monterey Park history collection. Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library, Monterey Park, CA 91754.

Acquisition Information

The photographs were collected by the staff of Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library, the Monterey Park Historical Society and others as part of the Local History Digital Resources Project grants from the California State Library.

Administrative History

The mission of the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is to meet the cultural, educational, and informational needs of the residents of the City of Monterey Park by providing free and open access to its resources and services. The Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce devotes itself to improving the business climate in the city of Monterey Park. The Monterey Park Historical Society works to encourage and promote the study of history in its relation to Monterey Park and surrounding San Gabriel Valley; to collect and preserve all materials of whatsoever kind which could have any bearing on the City of Monterey Park; the general purpose shall be the discussion of such historical and literacy subjects.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Monterey Park Collection includes photographs and slides depicting its historic pioneers and including items up to present day. It consists of images related to local business, places, people and events. The photographs and slides were digitalized as part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP) grant from July 2010 to June 2011. It was supported by the California Digital Library under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in the California by the State Librarian. Items in the Monterey Park collection were selected from different sources including the Monterey Park Historical Society, the Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce and the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library collection with the help of curators from the Monterey Park Museum. Significant holdings include photographs of streets such as Atlantic Blvd, Garvey Avenue and Garfield, photographs of El Encanto, the Midwick County Club, the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library over the years, Laura Scudder the local pioneer of potato chips, Monterey Park City Council in the 1980's, the Ynez School, Barnes Park, Monterey Park City Hall and the Cascades among many others.

Project Information

These materials were assembled and digitized as part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project, supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered in California by the State Librarian.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

Names and Places

Atlantic Boulevard (Monterey Park, Calif.)
Barnes Park (Monterey Park, Calif.)
Bruggemeyer, Judge Mancha
El Encanto
Fremont Avenue (Monterey Park, Calif.)
Garfield Avenue (Monterey Park, Calif.)
Garfield Hospital
Garvey Avenue (Monterey Park, Calif.)
Garvey, Richard Jr.
Garvey, Richard Sr.
Midwick View Estates
Monterey Park City Hall (Monterey Park, Calif.)
Monterey Park Civic Center (Monterey Park, Calif.)
Monterey Park Historical Heritage Commission
Monterey Park Museum
Ramona Acres
Repetto's Adobe House
Scudder, Laura
The Cascades
Ynez Elementary School

Topics

Garvey Avenue Jubilee
Play Days
Agriculture--California--Monterey Park
Amphitheater--California--Monterey Park
Architecture--California--Monterey Park
Articles of incorporation--California--Monterey Park
Aviation--California, Southern
Business--California--Monterey Park
City council members--California--Monterey Park
Gliders (Aeronautics)
Grocery trade--California--Monterey Park
Historic buildings--California--Monterey Park
Monterey Park (Calif.)--Aerial photographs
Monuments--California--Monterey Park
Olympics programs--California--Los Angeles
Parades--California--Monterey Park
Petroleum--California--Los Angeles County
Potato chip industry
Real estate business--California--Monterey Park

Genres and Forms of Materials

Portraits
Aerial photographs
Books
Clippings
Photographs
Postcards
Sheet music
Slides (photographs)