January 25, 2022

Pasadena, CA: "City's Historic Photos Go Online"

From the La Cañada Valley Sun:

A group of local cultural institutions has been scanning, cataloging and uploading images of the city’s past to the Internet, creating an extensive online database known as the Pasadena Digital History Collaboration.

The Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena City College and Huntington Library so far have placed 4,000 photographs and documents in the collection, all available to the public at pasadenadigitalhistory.com.

In addition to a searchable database, the site features special collections on topics such as the Tournament of Roses and Busch Gardens, the sprawling former winter estate of brewing magnate Adolphus Busch.


“This is about making Pasadena history come alive,” said Pasadena research librarian Martha Camacho, who launched the collaborative in October with a $5,000 grant from the California State Library.

Camacho, 28, started with approximately 600 images, many of which the library already had scanned. But the project really took off when Camacho teamed up with Pasadena City College Dean of Library Services Mary Ann Laun.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.