The Pasadena Planning & Community Development Department photo collection consists of slides that were, for the most part, taken during the course of conducting historic resources surveys in the late 1970s and early-to-mid 1980s. These slides were used to document and evaluate potential historic resources, primarily in residential neighborhoods throughout the City. Some commercial areas are also included. The printed slides were digitally scanned in 2008 and text that was hand-written on the slides was recorded with each scanned image. The original slides are housed in the Planning & Community Development Department archives at the Pasadena Permit Center.