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 chandlerpedia.org.
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