Chandler Museum Collections

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


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. Click here to read the earliest years of the Chandler Arizonan.


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.



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 collections are available for you to use. Appointments are necessary, and can be made by calling Nate at 480-782-2877. We recommend researchers explore ChandlerpediA; many of our materials are available online at


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