Visual Collection

Map Collection

City and Street Directories

Ephemera

Map Collection

City and Street Directories

Ephemera

The Whittier History Room map collection consists of over 250 maps covering various areas of California. The online archive focuses on the greater Whittier area. The city directories in the Whittier History Room span from 1903 to 1977. 1903 to 1951 were published by the Los Angeles Directory Co., and 1952 to 1977 were published by R.L. Polk & Co. 1978 to present day are covered by local phone books and Haines Directories. Ephemera is defined as paper items (such as posters, pamphlets, and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become collectibles. The online collection consists of select materials from our archives.

 

Periodicals

The Whittier History Room's collection of Out West Magazine volumes spans from 1895 to 1914. Select articles from these volumes have been digitized, as well as periodicals published by the Whittier State School and the Whittier Daily News.