Originally opened in 1967, the history room contains almost a million items organized and cataloged for use by scholars, students and researchers. Trained library personnel are on hand and available to offer assistance.
The collection focuses on the history of Anaheim and its environs, beginning with the American Indians and the early explorers, including Spanish and Mexican land grants, and extends to Disneyland, the Anaheim Angels, Edison Field and the Convention Center, as well as present and proposed land developments. It also contains material on San Francisco in the 1850's and Los Angeles County prior to 1889 when Anaheim was a part of that county.
A partial listing of contents includes:
Los Angeles Vineyard Society records on microfilm
Family papers of many of the "Colony Founders"
Anaheim Union Water Co. minutes on microfilm
Anaheim Union High School District Yearbooks
Anaheim and Orange County Directories
Business and church ledgers Historic Photographs
Oral history transcripts of Anaheim residents
Biography and Information files
Anaheim Cemetery records on microfilm
Local Newspapers (1850 to present) on microfilm
Business records and correspondence
Books by local authors