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.

Recorded Oral Histories

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.

East Valley History Center

Open weekly to researchers. The museum’s archival materials are available through the help of a research assistant. Each Thursday 2-5 p.m.