Your Story is the Peninsula's Story Collection


Your Story is the Peninsula's Story (YSPS) collection is part of an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant (#40-8615) awarded to the Palos Verdes Library District's Local History Center to help preserve and make accessible the unique history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The images, texts and stories included in this collection are contributions by community members - both long time residents and newcomers alike - at scanning events held at the Library and with community partners. YSPS also includes the digitization of the first 30 years (1937-1967) of the Palos Verdes News, the longest running newspaper on the Peninsula. By engaging the community in telling its own story, the goal of the project is to build a true "community archive" that captures the breadth of the Peninsula community and its rich past for future generations.

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"Teddy Bear Tea" at the Malaga Cove Library
'The "Malaga Cove Storytellers" started the Teddy Bear Tea program as a way to enrich the children's summer reading program. We served tea and had teddy bear cookies. Here, the children and parents are gathered under the elm tree [next to the Library] to listen to stories about teddy bears. Pictured: Storyteller, Norma Burns. Location: Farnham Martin Park.', Your Story is the Peninsula's Story scanning event February 20, 2016, Peninsula Center Library, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.
1921 report card for Tsutomu Takenaga
'This is my father's report card from 1921 from the McKinley School.', Local History Center Open House, January 16, 2016. Your Story is the Peninsula's Story, Peninsula Center Library, Rolling Hills Estates, CA., The McKinley School was part of the McKinley Home for Boys located near the present day City of Gardena. It relocated to Van Nuys in 1928.
1927 report card for Tsutomu Takenaga
'This is the Malaga Cove school report card for my father, Tsutomu Takenaga from the 7th grade. He was one of the original forty farming families on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Location: Palos Verdes Peninsula.', Local History Center Open House, January 16, 2016. Your Story is the Peninsula's Story, Peninsula Center Library, Rolling Hills Estates, CA., Malaga Cove School was the first school on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It opened in April 1926.
1928 report card for Tsutomu Takenaga
'This is the Malaga Cove school report card for my father, Tsutomu Takenaga from the 8th grade. He was one of the original forty farming families on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Location: Palos Verdes Peninsula.', Local History Center Open House, January 16, 2016. Your Story is the Peninsula's Story, Peninsula Center Library, Rolling Hills Estates, CA., Malaga Cove School was the first school on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It opened in April 1926.
1st prize at the 4th of July bike parade
'My daughter and son won 1st prize at the annual 4th of July bike parade and received a trophy. They also won a second time. Pictured: son Erik Jones (on tricycle), and daughter Holly Jones (in wagon). Location: Malaga Cove '
42nd Street' auditions
'These are the Palos Verdes Entertainers students auditioning at the Norris Theater for 42nd Street. Pictured Holly Jones (contributor's daughter and auditioner), Merrilee Merril (first row, second from left), Tina Swartz, unknown, Jennifer Yaza, Diane Babios, Victoria McElevey (back row second from right), Alexandra ?, other students unknonwn. Location: Norris Theatre.'
A visit to the QE2 in San Pedro
'We used the credentials we had from a previous cruise to sneak our children and a stranger, who we referred to as the kids' grandmother, onto the QE 2. Pictured from left to right: my sons, Rob and David Shneer and my wife, Diane Shneer. Location: San Pedro.', Your Story is the Peninsula's Story scanning event February 20, 2016, Peninsula Center Library, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.
Ann Hinchliffe at the Your Story is the Peninsula's Story event
Ann Hinchliffe participated in the Your Story is the Peninsula's Story event held at the Peninsula Center Library on February 20, 2016., Your Story is the Peninsula's Story scanning event February 20, 2016, Peninsula Center Library, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.
Barbara Hart at the Your Story is the Peninsula's Story event
'Barbara Hart participated in the Your Story is the Palos Verdes Art Center on March 16, 2016.
Battleship Iowa in 2015
'My husband and I are members of the Battleship Iowa [museum] in San Pedro. We visisted four times last year and attended a few lectures. Location: San Pedro, California.', Local History Center Open House, January 16, 2016. Your Story is the Peninsula's Story, Peninsula Center Library, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.
Birthday card from my son
'In this card for my 65th birthday, my son thanks me for encouraging him to write book reports on library books once or twice a week, which led to entrance into Princeton. [We live in] Upper Malaga Cove. Location: Malaga Cove.', Local History Center Open House, January 16, 2016. Your Story is the Peninsula's Story, Peninsula Center Library, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.
Birthday pool party
'This was my daughter's (Kathy) 16th birthday pool party in our backyard. Location: Rolling Hills.', Local History Center Open House, January 16, 2016. Your Story is the Peninsula's Story, Peninsula Center Library, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.

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