Local History Materials Now Available Free on California Revealed

Local History Materials Now Available Free on California Revealed
Posted on 12/03/2020
California RevealedIn 2019, Sierra Madre Public Library (SMPL) was selected as a partner in the California Revealed project. California Revealed is a state funded initiative to help California’s public libraries, in partnership with other local heritage groups, to digitize, preserve, and serve online historically significant Californiana.

Four items from the Sierra Madre Historical Archives were digitized for the project: A Dictionary of Sierra Madre (1906), Bits from Wall’s Etched Books (1943), High Lights (1940-1948), and the Sierra Madre News (1906-1999). These publications are now accessible and free to the public here: https://californiarevealed.org/collections/sierra-madre-public-library

Digitization costs for the historical items were estimated at $22,905. The Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society provided funds for insured shipping to the California State Library.

For further information regarding California Revealed, please contact Debbie Henderson, Associate Librarian—Archival Collection at 626.355.7186 x902.

Read, Discover, Connect @ Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA 91024, (626) 355-7186, Text (626) 662-1254, www.cityofsierramadre.com/services/library