Arcadia History Room
Welcome to your local Arcadia History Room!
The Library's Arcadia history collection supports the Library's mission to collect and preserve materials relating to the cultural and intellectual heritage of the City of Arcadia.
Significant holdings include photographs from the Arcadia Tournament of Roses and Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese, U.S. Army Balloon School papers, and a collection of books written by Arcadia authors. Other items focus on Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin, Los Angeles County Arboretum, and Santa Anita Park Racetrack. The history of the City of Arcadia is documented from its incorporation in 1903 and includes information on local government, businesses, and maps.
Collection Size and Scope:
The physical collection is housed in the Arcadia History Room and is available for research and viewing by appointment only.
The online collection provides access to documents, newspaper clippings, citations, and obituaries, as well as photos and paintings relating to Arcadia.
Arcadia Weekly (news and obituaries-full-text access from 2005-current)