Publications

 
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Sequoia Book Shop window display, 525 Emerson Street, 1922

The Palo Alto Historical Association publishes a monthly newsletter as well as various books on local history. These and other resources are available at the Guy Miller Archives at the Cubberley Community Center, Room K-7. For assistance, contact Historians Steve Staiger or Darla Secor by phone at (650) 329-2353 or by email at steve.staiger@cityofpaloalto.org or darla.secor@cityofpaloalto.org.



Our Newsletter

We publish a newsletter, The Tall Tree, eight times a year. If you are a member of PAHA, a copy will be sent to you by email or mail automatcially. Hardcopies of the newsletters can be found at the archives at the Cubberley Community Center, Room K-7.

Current Volume

June 2021 Volume 44 Number 8
May 2021 Volume 44 Number 7
April 2021 Volume 44 Number 6
March 2021 Volume 44 Number 5
January 2021 Volume 44, Number 4
December 2020 Volume 44, Number 3
November 2020 Volume 44, Number 2
October 2020 Volume 44, Number 1

Past Volumes

Volume 43 2019-2020
Volume 42 2018-2019
Volume 41 2017-2018
Volume 40 2016-2017
Volume 39 2015-2016
Volume 38 2014-2015
Volume 37 2013-2014
Volume 36 2012-2013
Volume 35 2011-2012
Volume 34 2010-2011
Volume 33 2009-2010
Volume 32 2008-2009
Volume 31 2008
Volume 30 2006-2007
Volume 29 2006

Books

We have published various books on local history, and more are planned. The books are available at local bookstores and at the archives at the Cubberley Community Center, Room K-7.

Mayfield: The Town that Wouldn't Go Away

Mayfield: The Town that Wouldn't Go Away by Raye C. Ringholz

Author: Raye C. Ringholz

Softcover, 76 pages

In an update to PAHA's 1976 history of Mayfield, Raye Ringholz showcases the many fascinating characters and events that shaped Mayfield and contributed to the character of the community today.

Lucie Stern - Palo Alto's Fairy Godmother

Lucie Stern - Palo Alto's Fairy Godmother

Author: Michael Litfin

Softcover, 61 pages

This is the story of Palo Alto's fairy godmother and benefactress, Lucie Stern. Michael Litfin, long-time associate director of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre, traces her life story and her many generous gifts to the City. A favorite biography, this new edition includes an introduction to author Michael Litfin, by Pat Briggs, retired director of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre, and an addendum about Lucie's contribution to the Boy Scouts of this area by Larry Christenson, BSA Volunteer.

Palo Alto Remembered - Stories from a City's Past

Palo Alto Remembered - Stories from a City's Past

Author: Matt Bowling

Softcover, 208 pages

Palo Alto Remembered is a different kind of history book. The 43 stories - each accompanied by images of the times and people - capture Palo Alto's extraordinary history through highly readable and entertaining stories about the city's most memorable events and personalities. Bowling is a skillful story teller who brings alive the people and happenings he chronicles.

Streets of Palo Alto

Streets of Palo Alto

Softcover, 72 pages

Lists Palo Alto street names and gives the historic reference for each.

Parks of Palo Alto

Parks of Palo Alto

Softcover, 76 pages

Profiles more than 30 parks and open spaces, presents their history and their amenities.

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Palo Alto and its Libraries, A Long-time Love Affair

Author: Tom Wyman

Softcover, 48 pages

Details the history of Palo Alto's libraries from 1893 to the present day.

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Palo Alto: A Centennial History

Author: Ward Winslow, Editor

Hardcover, 364 pages

A comprehensive history of Palo Alto published in 1993. The book is out of print but can be found in libraries and in used bookstores.