South Riverside Bee, June 2, 1887 - June 20, 1896;
Corona Courier, January 6, 1900 - April 29, 1938;
Corona Daily Independent, August 24, 1906 - April 30, 1983;
Corona-Norco Independent, May 1983 - December 19, 2003;
Riverside Press-Enterprise, July 15, 1979 - April 30, 1990, 2000,
January 1, 2007 - June 30, 2009;
Los Angeles Times, January 15, 1975 - December 31, 2002;
California Death Index 1905-1939;
►Corona Newspaper Archive is an online newspaper database available at the Library.The collection includes Corona area newspapers from 1887 ~ 1977, is full-text searchable and the newspapers can be printed or saved to a flash drive;
►Yearbooks from many of Corona’s schools, including a complete collection of Corona High School yearbooks;
►& other sources of information on the history, institutions and personalities of Corona.
Oral History Kit
Everyone has a story to tell…share & preserve your story for generations to come with the Heritage Room’s Oral History Kit. With a valid Corona Public Library Card the kit can be checked out for 6 weeks.
Included in the kit are a digital voice recorder, microphones, guidelines for interviews, sample questions & more.
For more information please contact the Heritage Room at 951.279.3593.
High quality reproductions of all images are available for $7.50/ image. Revenue generated from the purchase of digital reproductions from the W.D. Addison Heritage Room assists in the preservation of the collection. A reproduction order form must be completed and the intended use of the image(s) must be stated.
Donate to the Heritage Room Today!
The W.D. Addison Heritage Room relies on the generosity of its donors to build its archive and special collections. Donations of books, cash and other materials are accepted. The Heritage Room’s collection focuses on Corona related material such as photographs, slides, genealogies, books, manuscripts, yearbooks, maps, textiles, citrus labels, and other ephemera. If you have organizational records (business, club or church records for example), letters, diaries, photographs, books, maps, archival materials or other items that you believe would enhance the Heritage Room’s Collection, please contact the Heritage Room Librarian, Jennifer Marlatt at 951-279-3796 or by email.
A fast, easy way for you to donate material to the Heritage Room & the Corona Public Library is through our Amazon Wish List.
Checkout our wishlist today!
When choosing a title to donate, please click on either add to cart or pre-order. Make sure you don't click on "XX Used & New." Items from non-Amazon sellers cannot be shipped to the Library. Also, make sure you select the Corona Public Library address for shipping. It automatically defaults to your address on file, with CPL being the choice directly to the right. Click on the desired item and order just as you would place an order for yourself. The item is mailed directly to the Corona Public Library and you will receive an acknowledgement for tax purposes.
The Heritage Room is always in need of monetary contributions to purchase new materials and equipment that document, preserve and digitize the history of the Corona area. Cash contributions to the Heritage Room can be made through either the Friends of the Corona Public Library or the Library’s Foundation. Contributions to the Foundation’s Theodore Jameson Todd or the Maggie Mellor Endowments are designated for the Heritage Room.
Thank you for your interest in donating to the Corona Public Library’s W.D. Addison Heritage Room!
W.D. Addison moved to Corona in 1945. Known to his friends as "Addy," he taught history at Corona High School, was principal of the evening high school, and director of Adult Education. He was an active member of many local clubs and served on the Heritage Committee as chairman 1978-1983. The Heritage Room collection is Addy’s legacy to the community. Thanks to his enlistment of community support the Corona Public Library’s Heritage Room officially opened its doors to the public in November 1980.
Who Was W.D. Addison?