Museum Collections

 

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

 

Map Collection

Historical maps

Sunland-Tujunga street maps

Geology and Hydrology maps

Survey maps

Touring and Recreational maps

City/District planning and zoning maps

 

Local Memorabilia

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

Awards

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

 

Published Material

Verdugo Hills High School yearbooks, 1939 to current year (missing 1961, 1986, and 1987 - no yearbook was published in 1942 because of WWII)

Sunland-Tujunga telephone directories 1923-current year

Local Newspapers:

The Record-Ledger, 1922 to 1987

The Foothill Sentinel, May 2002 to October 2004

The North Valley Reporter, September 2006 to present

Voice of the Village, November 2010 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. This collection includes photographic prints and negatives  and represents a collection of photographic technology  from the period of large format glass plates to the current 35mm film. 

The photographic archives has a very extensive collection of photos  of early Sunland-Tujunga taken by Joseph (J. Harry) Lamson.

The museum has a small collection of drawings, water color and oil paintings depicting the community.  The collection specializes in art created by local artists.

 

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