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Disney Resort Reading Room

Originally located in the Anaheim Central Library, the history room opened in 1967.
The Anaheim Heritage Center is now located at Carnegie Plaza in the downtown Muzeo complex. Trained library personnel are on hand in the Disney Resort Reading Room 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 1850s and Los Angeles County prior to 1889 when Anaheim was a part of that county.

A partial listing of contents includes:
  • Anaheim and Orange County Directories
  • Anaheim Cemetery records on microfilm
  • Anaheim Union High School District Yearbooks
  • Anaheim Union Water Co. minutes on microfilm 
  • Biography and Information files
  • Books by local authors
  • Books
  • Business and church ledgers
  • Business Memorabilia
  • Business records and correspondence
  • Disney Archives*
  • Historic Photo Collections
  • Family papers of many of the "Colony Founders"
  • Local Newspapers (1850 to present) on microfilm
  • Los Angeles Vineyard Society records on microfilm
  • Maps
  • Municipal documents
  • Oral history transcripts of Anaheim residents
  • Scrapbooks
Heritage Services also oversees the historic Mother Colony House and Woelke-Stoffel Victorian on the site of the new Founders' Park.


  1. Carnegie Library

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  2. Founders' Park

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  3. Mother Colony House

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