The Library, Arts & Culture Department Oral History Collection
The Library, Arts & Culture Department Oral History Collection features interviews with long-time residents, pioneers, and prominent citizens, from Glendale's early days to the 21st century. Much of the collection is being made available to the public for the first time.
The interviews contained here come from a variety of sources, from programs and ceremonies sponsored by the Glendale Historical Society in the 1950s to interviews conducted by the Glendale Planning Department in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Additional oral and video histories will appear on this site as they become available.
Glendale Planning Department Oral History Program Interviews
Interviews conducted by the Glendale Planning Department primarily in the 1990s, featuring long-time residents, business people, and community leaders in Glendale. Topics include the early days of Glendale, the city's demographic shift in the 1970s, and current business and community issues.
Recollections of Glendale Old Timers
Series of brief interviews, conducted in 1951 and 1952, featuring long-time residents and pioneers of early Glendale. The majority of interviews are recorded from a Glendale Historical Society-sponsored event at the Glendale Public Library in November, 1951.
Glendale Historical Society Citations for Service
Ceremony sponsored by the Glendale Historical Society recognizing residents of Glendale for contributions and accomplishments that reflect well on or increase the visibility of Glendale on a state and national level. The ceremony took place at the Richardson D. White School Auditorium on February 21, 1952.
The Oral History Collection is a part of the Library, Arts & Culture Department's Special Collections, located at the Central Library. For additional information regarding Special Collections, or to schedule an appointment to conduct research in the Special Collections Room, please call (818) 548-2037.