Records and Documents
Early land grant records and land transfers
Western Empire Suburban Farm Association land records, stocks and account ledgers
City permits (early community development)
City of Tujunga accounts records
Bade Mortuary records† 1933-1970
Verdugo Hills Cemetery records
Records from local businesses and community organizations
Family documents including oral history documents and tapes
Obituaries of local residents (collected from various sources)
Veterans Registry (veterans in our community who wish to participateórecords updated as new entries are received)
Sunland-Tujunga street maps
Geology and Hydrology maps
Touring and Recreational maps
City/District planning and zoning maps
Native American tools and crafts
Home and farm tools from early 20th century
Clothing, textiles and costumes
Handmade crafts from local artists
Sheet music and recordings
Artifacts of early community infrastructure
Local community and community organization scrapbooks
Promotional materials for local events including; the† community Watermelon Festival, the Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks Show and Easter Carnival.
Historical home tour notebooks and records
Historical data on some early homes in the area
Memorabilia from local celebrities and notorious residents
Verdugo Hills High School yearbooks, 1939 to current year (missing 1961, 1986, and 1987).† Because of WWII, no yearbook was published in 1943 and an abbreviated version with a paper cover was published in 1944.† It was common for high school students to choose not to publish a yearbook during the war years.† They chose to put all their efforts into winning the war.
Sunland-Tujunga telephone directories 1923-current year
The Record-Ledger, 1922 to 1987
The Foothill Sentinel, May 2002 to October 2004
The North Valley Reporter, September 2006 to most recent issue
Voice of the Village, November 2010 to last issue
The Foothill Record, 2014 to present
The Foothills Paper, February 2005 to present
The Community Calendar, March 1998 to April 2002
Published books that are wholly or in part about Sunland-Tujunga including; local history, poetry, manuscripts and theses, local agriculture, Native Americans, geology, mining, and early women pioneers
Published works by local authors, poets and organizations
Photography and Art Collections
The museum has a large collection of photographs of the area and its residents from 1885 to the present. Of this collection approximately 20,000 images have been digitized and are available to view at the museum.
This collection includes photographic prints and negatives and represents a collection of photographic technology from the period of large format glass plates to 35mm film.
The photographic archives has a very extensive collection of photos and negatives of early Sunland-Tujunga taken by Joseph (J. Harry) Lamson, spanning the years 1913 to 1950.†
We are also pleased to have many photographic negatives from the Al and Marie Elliott Collection (photographers for several local newspapers, including the Record-Ledger) spanning the years between 1948 and 1970.† A partial index for the years 1963-1970 is available.
In all, the museumís photographic collection contains photographs from 215 donors and donor organizations.
The museum also has a small collection of objets díart, as well as drawings, water color and oil paintings depicting the community. The collection specializes in art about the Sunland-Tujunga, Lake View Terrace, and Shadow Hills areas.
Because of the foresight of all the volunteers who came before us who made Bolton Hall Museum, we have the many items in our archives to tell the story of our community.† Our archives continue to grow thanks to people who care about our history.†
If you have an item you would like to donate, we would be very happy to review that item for possible placement
into our collections.
Please contact us for instructions.
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