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Whittier Unincorporated Heritage Project

Digital Collection

The Whittier Unincorporated Heritage Project Digital Collection is a result of the collaboration between the LA County Library, the Los Angeles County CEO’s Office of Unincorporated Area Services, and the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. Most images in the collection were provided by community residents over the course of two months in the summer of 2016 and represent the rich culture and history of Unincorporated Whittier.

View the Collection

We invite you to contribute historical images of unincorporated parts of Whittier to the library’s online collection. We are interested in photographs of daily life, family celebrations and community events, landmarks and buildings, and other photos of the area’s history.

You can also share your memories of the area via one of the personal history forms provided by the CEO’s Office of Unincorporated Area Services. Complete a General Form and/or a Veterans’ history form and return it to Los Nietos Library, Sorensen Library, or South Whittier Library, to share your memories of Unincorporated Whittier with the rest of the community.

For questions about these forms, please contact digitalprojects@library.lacounty.gov.

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Photo Collection

Whittier Unincorporated Heritage Project

Whittier Unincorporated: Online Submission

Submit up to two images at a time using the form below. If you have more to share, please fill out the form again, or contact us to discuss.

We prefer at least 300 dpi scanning resolution. We accept JPG images at this time (maximum size: 10 MB)

  • Information will not be shared
  • Donor Agreement - Terms & Conditions

    By accepting the Terms and Conditions, you authorize the LA County Library to digitize material you have provided and use it as they deem appropriate. In donating the digital material, it will be made available for use by the LA County Library under the “Fair Use” doctrine, of the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) in an online collection. Additionally, the material may be used inside the library by the public, in future exhibitions, for online web pages, publications, and educational activities. You authorize the LA County Library, at its discretion, to provide digital copies of this material to interested parties. The Library reserves the right to dispose of digital images or items, which, in its judgment, are no longer a benefit to the LA County Library.
  • Photo # 1

  • mm/dd/yy or "circa 1950" or "1960s" or "before 1970" or "after 1956"
  • Street Address, Cross streets or Neighborhoods
  • Describe event or occasion, people included, and notable buildings or streets.
  • Photo # 2

  • mm/dd/yy or "circa 1950" or "1960s" or "before 1970" or "after 1956"
  • Street Address, Cross streets or Neighborhoods
  • Thank you for contributing to the Whittier Unincorporated Heritage Project

    Your photos will be reviewed and if they meet the criteria, they will be added to the Whittier Unincorporated Heritage Project online collection.