PCC was founded in 1924 with a student enrollment of 267. Created in response to the community’s need for higher education facilities, Pasadena Junior College was first established on the Pasadena High School campus. It was one of the earliest junior colleges in the Southwest United States. Its faculty, graduates, and former students, now numbering in the hundreds of thousands, have contributed greatly to business, education, industry, the professions, and most other aspects of American society.



Pasadena City College Archives is part of the Pasadena City College Library. The Archives collects, preserves, and shares documents, photographs, and artifacts of enduring, historical value produced or received by Pasadena City College.  Our single collecting area is of Pasadena City College history.  The Archives has been actively digitizing its physical collection since 2011 and includes over 50,000 images. 



Contact us at archives@pasadena.edu

We are located at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106-2003