Your Story is the Peninsula's Story Collection

Your Story is the Peninsula's Story (YSPS) collection is part of a 2015 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 - former or 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.

In 2020, the Local History Center created a dedicated website to allow contributors to submit photographs remotely. To make your story part of the collection, sign in using your gmail account here: . If you don't have a gmail account, please contact Thank you for helping us preserve the history of the Peninsula.