The most frequently consulted publications in the Local History Collection are the Palos Verdes Bulletin, the Palos Verdes Social Review and Peninsula People. The Palos Verdes Bulletin, published monthly by the Palos Verdes Homes Association from 1924 to 1931, kept early residents informed about the new development’s progress.
The Bulletin stopped for a year due to financial difficulties. After spats of one year runs, 1932-1933 and 1941, the Bulletin stopped publishing at the end of 1941 due to the war. The Bulletin is still published on a reduced frequency. Scanned versions of the early Bulletin (1924-1931) are available in the Digital Repository.
The Palos Verdes Social Review (later the Palos Verdes Review) was a monthly magazine which focused on the social activity of the Peninsula between 1962 and 1993. Special columns usually featured a particular person, a house, or an event. The Peninsula People magazine (1996 to present) also has a focus on the social activities of the Peninsula.
The serials collection also includes telephone books from as early as 1932, when entries for the Palos Verdes Peninsula and all of the beach cities filled a book only an eighth of an inch thick.