Scope and Content
Title: Black History Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1984-1999
Pasadena Historical Society
Extent: 19 Boxes
Pasadena Museum of History
Pasadena, California 91103-3594
Collection is open to the public for research. Use is restricted by rules intended to protect and preserve the materials
in good condition for the future. For additional information please contact the Pasadena Museum of History.
Use of the materials is governed by all applicable copyright law. The Pasadena Museum of History reserves the right to restrict
any materials from reproduction at any time. Property rights reside with the Pasadena Museum of History. Literary rights
are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. The Museum's physical ownership of the materials in its collection
does not imply ownership of copyright. It is the user's responibility to reslove any copyright issues related to the use
and distribution of reproduced materials. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Pasadena Museum of
Suggested citation of these records: [Identification of item], Black History Collection, Research Library and Archives, Pasadena
Museum of Hisotry.
In 1984, the Pasadena Historical Society produced a videotape on black history in Pasadena entitled,
The Changing Rose.
Researcher Robin Kelley interviewed more than forty members of Pasadena's African-American community and collected photographs
and other memorabilia for use in the videotape. The materials were subsequently included in a 1985 exhibit mounted at the
Historical Society entitled, "Early Days in Pasadena's Black History." The materials and research collected by Kelley make
up the Black History Collection.
Scope and Content
The Black History Collection consists of taped interviews, indices, donor lists, photographs, family material, newspaper articles,
information about churches, community leaders, education, and pioneers. It also includes the Samuel C. Sheats Papers.