View our archived collections currently being digitized and available via the City of Claremont's history at The Claremont Colleges Digital Library

Here's a sampling of Claremont Heritage’s Collections at our office:

Records from the Claremont Cooperative Water Company

The Claremont Cooperative Water Company was established in the early 1900's to serve citrus growers and residents mainly north of Baseline in the area between Mills and Padua Avenues. The Cooperative stock, wells and equipment were eventually acquired by Southern California Water Company now Golden State Water Company.

Church Histories

  • Claremont Council of Churches
  • Claremont United Methodist Church
  • Crestview Baptist Church
  • First Baptist Church (472 N. Mountain Avenue)
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  • Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church
  • St. Ambrose Episopal Church
  • St. Paul Community Church (S. Sycamore)
  • United Church of Christ Congregational


Citrus Association Records from 1900-1972: stock certificates, minutes of directors meeting, correspondence, and so forth.

Citrus workers: large card files of citrus pickers and packing house employees during the 1940's. Each card lists personal information such as address, nationality, employment history, etc.

Miscellaneous citrus items: citrus crate labels, metal Sunkist grove signs, citrus juicers and citrus themed promotional items.

Photos: include packing house buildings and grove and packing house employees.

Grove items: smudge pots, pickers bags and citrus crates.


Our extensive collection consists primarily of large format maps dating from 1887 to the 1980's. There are maps for the entire town with various dates as well as maps of specific areas.


A collection of early original postcards picturing various scenes of Claremont, Village buildings, college buildings, Pilgrim Place and many other sites.

Sister Cities

Sister Cities was a program popular in the 1960's and 1970's to form partnerships between U.S. and international communities to promote cultural understand and to stimulate private business and economic development. Claremont’s Sister Cities were Guanajuato, Mexico and Kumasi, Ghana, for which we have a complete collection of documents and photos detailing the international interaction between the cities.