COVID-19 Update: Saturday, March 28, 2020

WHITTIER, Calif. – The Los Angeles Department of Public Health has issued new Orders regarding home isolation and quarantine of COVID-19 patients, County trailheads and beaches are now closed, and Governor Newsom has halted statewide evictions through May 31, 2020. (Read latest information here)

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General Local History Research

Civic History Books

A list of books held by the Whittier Public Library that chronicle the history of the City of Whittier.

History of Residences and Buildings

A guide to the resources held by the Whittier History Room and other institutions useful in researching the history of a Whittier residence or building.


A guide to the resources held by the Whittier History Room useful in researching a family history with roots in Whittier.

Local History Resources

A list of institutions whose Whittier-area local history materials complement those held by the Whittier Public Library.

Popular Topics in Whittier History

Whittier's Post-War Quonset Huts

A footnoted history of the 46 Quonset huts in Whittier, which housed veterans from 1946 to 1951.