Whittier Historical Publications

 "Annual Edition of the Whittier News." Whittier Historical Publication Collection. PER-001

"Annual Edition of the Whittier News, 1924." Whittier Historical Publication Collection. PER-001

The Whittier Historical Publications include digitized images of printed materials documenting the growth of Whittier area communities from the early 1900s to the 1970s.

The button below will take you to a searchable database that contains all of the publications in the collection. See also below the sub-categories, links and descriptions of materials in this collection.



City and Street Directories: The two oldest city directories housed in the Whittier History Room have been digitized: 1903 and 1911. Here you can also find Whittier Street Number Changes, which is useful in researching the pre-1966 history of a Whittier home or building.

Whittier Chamber of Commerce Publications: The Whittier Board of Trade (later called the Whittier Chamber of Commerce) published pamphlets in the early 1900s meant to attract new residents from the East and Midwest. These pamphlets contain a wealth of enthusiastically expressed information on the Whittier of that era.

: Publications from the Whittier History Room's collection that have been digitized include Whittier City School District: 100 Years 1898-1998, the Whittier Daily News Annual Edition, articles from Out West Magazine, and a periodical called Whittier Boys and Girls Magazine, printed by students at Whittier State School (later called Fred C. Nelles School for Boys).

We welcome any additional information you may have about any of these materials. Please send comments or questions to: historyroom@whittierlibrary.org.