A contributor from the Arizona Memory Project
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The Office of the City Clerk has played a vital role in the preservation of Glendale's history since it was founded in 1910. V.E. Messinger, the original City Clerk, handed down for future generations a detailed account of the 1,000 person religious farming community that was Glendale in the earlier part of last century. From a time of longhand cursive and leather bound books to the present age of microfilming and electronic records, the Clerk's office has committed itself to recording the actions of the City Council, preserving them as permanent documents, and making them available to the public in an efficient and timely manner.