Chandler Museum Collections

The Chandler Museum has a rich collection of artifacts, photographs, archival materials, and oral histories documenting Chandler's diverse history.


Looking for information? Whether you are a genealogist, a scholar, or simply someone curious about what used to be on the land prior to your house, our archival materials are available for your use. The East Valley History Center at the Chandler Museum is open each Thursday 2-5 p.m. A research assistant will help you locate the resources you need. We also recommend researchers explore ChandlerpediA where many of our materials are available online.

Donating to the Collection

Have something you'd like to contribute to the story of Chandler? Contact Nate Meyers, Curator of Collections, at 480-782-2877.

Chandler Arizonan Digitization Project

Museum volunteers are digitizing Chandler's local newspaper. The Chandler Arizonan was first published in 1912, and was eventually bought out by the East Valley Tribune in 1985. Read the earliest years of the Chandler Arizonan.


Our Expertise and Collection in the Media

With no past, what future? Saving the East Valley's historic soul,
East Valley Tribune, December 3, 2017

Early Chandler Businesses Strengthened the Community,
San Tan Sun News, December 2, 2017

Cover image of Chandler Lifestyle Magazine, September 2017

Chandler's History with Ostriches and the Ostrich Festival,
City of Chandler YouTube Channel, March 6, 2017

Depression Scuttled Frank Lloyd Wright's Plans for
East Valley, Ahwatukee
, Ahwatukee Foothills News,
December 1, 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright, A.J. Chandler worked to remake
East Valley
, East Valley Tribune, October 17, 2016

Mission Revival, Phoenix Magazine, July 2016