Local History Room

Welcome to the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Local History Room & Collection

The Local History Room at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library collects and preserves materials which illustrate the vibrant history of the City of Monterey Park.

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Collection Highlights

Significant holdings include local newspapers such as the Monterey Park Progress, Monterey Park Cascades, the Monterey Park Journal, and the Monterey Park Comet. The Library also has a microfilm collection featuring articles from the Monterey Park Progress, the Los Angeles Times, International News Daily, the Alhambra Post Advocate, and the China News Daily. The Library owns a collection of books written by Monterey Park authors including bound editions of Monterey Park’s Around the Writer’s Block group containing original works from residents and first time authors. Lastly, there is a vertical file containing newspaper clippings and photographs.  

Collection Size and Scope

Holdings currently comprise 181 bound items, three file cabinets of microfilm, Monterey Park City Directories, City Council Minutes from 1916-2011, Mark Keppel High School Yearbooks, and scrapbooks. Most of the collection ranges in date from the 1900s to the present.