Thursday, September 1, 2011

The BIG Five - Five Books about Monrovia History (Book 2)

Monrovia-Duarte Community Book, Charles F. Davis, editor-in-chief, 1957.

This book is indexed, though very poorly.

Table of Contents (for Monrovia only)
Foreword
Chain of Title from the King of Spain
In the Beginning
The Ranchos-Baldwin
A City Comes into Being
The W.N. Monroe Story
Banks for Monrovia
Newspapers
Telephones
Water
Electric Light and Power
Transportation
Music Through the Years
Monrovia Public Library
Parks
Elementary Schools
Monrovia-Duarte High School
Monrovia Churches
District Health Center
Social Security
War Years
World War II
Organizations
The Men Who Ruled Monrovia
The Story of a Pioneer
Briefs

There are several pages biographies for both Monrovia and Duarte citizens at the very end of the book.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The BIG Five - Five Books about Monrovia History

There are 5 major books that bring Monrovia history up to the Centennial in 1986. These books are the jumping off point for historical information. All are available from the Adult Reference Desk as well as the Heritage Room and all are for in Library use only.

Monrovia Centennial Review, 1886-1986 by Peter Ostrye, 1985. The book is indexed for chapters
1-11 only and the index is at best, incomplete.

Table of Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Author's Notes
The Times
The Place
The Founders
Chapter One. 1880s
Chapter Two. 1890s
Chapter Three. The Turn of the Century
Chapter Four. 1910-1919
Chapter Five.  1920s
Chapter Six.  1930s
Chapter Seven.  1940s
Chapter Eight.  1950s
Chapter Nine.  1960s
Chapter Ten.  1970s
Chapter Eleven.  1980s
Historical Trivia
Elected Officials and Staff
Churches
Fire Department
Heritage Homes
Hospitals
Old-Timers
Organizations
Points of Special Interest
Police Department
In Memoriam
Bibliography
Index