A People’s History of the Inland Empire Digital Archive


Browse By Collection

We have eleven collections spanning geographically and from the 1910s and 1920s to World War II and beyond.Learn more about our partners and dive in to their collections.

Sweet and Sour Citrus with the Relevancy & History Project

Sweet and Sour Citrus is part of the Relevancy & History Project partnership between the Public History Program at the University of California (UC) Riverside, and California State Parks.


Inland Mexican Heritage

Inland Mexican Heritage was founded by Antonio Vasquez after he conducted crucial oral histories, starting with elders from Redlands' Northside.  As he listened to their stories he collected images and ephemera. This growing collection tells the story of Mexicans in Redlands which had up until then been ignored by other historians.

Riverside County Mexican American Historical Society

RCMAHS is dedicated to sharing & preserving historic photographs, stories, and artifacts that illustrate the communities of Mexican American families in Riverside County. From 2008 to 2012 RCMAHS produced a calendar with historic images

A. K. Smiley Public Library Heritage Room

The Special Collections division of the library provides access to collections focusing on the ongoing history of Redlands and Southern California. The Redlands Community History Initiative seeks to learn about and preserve the stories of the many communities that made Redlands the city it is today, especially those traditionally left out of the conversation.