Member Directory

The Wally G. Shidler Historical Collection is a collection of pamphlets, folders, maps, books, and electric railway time tables from the Los Angeles City, County and adjacent areas. The collection is heavy in Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Railway materials as well as Theatre Programs from...

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323-581-2367

The Water Resources Center Archives (WRCA) is a unique library that collects archival materials on all aspects of water resources in California and the West. WRCA manages over 125 collections with several significant collections that pertain to water development in southern California. These...

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951-827-2802

Collections of the Watts Labor Community Action Committee contain video interviews, documentaries, photographs, art, collectibles, and other ephemera. Subjects include deep information about So Cal oil history, rail porters, Watts area development, housing, transportation, homelessness,...

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Mr. Timothy Watkins
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323-563-5641

The Wende Museum collects artworks, artifacts, and personal histories that record daily life, creative expression, and political developments in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union during the Cold War period. The collection comprises a variety of media including design objects, works on paper,...

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Kate Dollenmayer
Phone: 
310-216-1600

The West Hollywood Archive contains materials on the history of West Hollywood from the incorporation of the city to the present day. Notable collections include runs of the Beverly Press and West Hollywood Independent Newspapers spanning 1998-2013 and the Ron Stone Papers. Ron Stone was an...

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Mike Che

The successor to the organization that raised funds to build the new West Hollywood Library, the WHLF is a community based organization that is creating programming in a variety of areas related to the City of West Hollywood, including the history of the City itself, the LGBT population, the...

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Marc Haupert
Phone: 
323-469-1871

Collection of acrical materials from many of the early and present schools of nursing in Southern California with emphasis on those in and around Los Angeles dating from 1853 to currency.

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(626) 815-6000, Ext. 5500

Since 1912, Western Costume Company has supplied costumes for film, television, stage, and school productions. In 1915, this costume house established the first production research library. Today the library’s holdings document what people around the world have worn throughout the ages. The...

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Leighton Bowers
Phone: 
818-508-2148

Whittier College's Special Collections and Archives include six main collections. Our Quaker collection is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. This collection includes photographs, realia, rare books, primary, and secondary sources relating to Quaker's of the past and today. The...

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Laurel Crump
Phone: 
562.907.4829

The Whittier History Room is located on the mezzanine of the Central Library and is home to the Whittier Local History Collection. The purpose of this collection is to collect, preserve and make available to the public materials reflecting the development of the City of Whittier and surrounding...

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Ms. Erin Fletcher
Phone: 
(562) 567-9900

Print & photo archives from costume designer Howard Greer Original gowns and garments by Los Angeles designers: James Galanos, Rudi Gernreich, Irene Saltern, Edith Head, and Gilbert Adrian.

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Louise Coffey-Webb
Phone: 
818.252.5239

The Homestead Museum collection includes a diverse array of items from Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Region covering the general period of 1830 to 1930 and includes ephemera, maps, photographs, printed works, and three-dimensional everyday artifacts.

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Paul Spitzzeri
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(626) 968-8492

As the only collecting institution focused solely on the art, craft, and history of Hollywood writers and their labor union, the Writers Guild Foundation Library & Archive are vividlly relevant to the creative and business communities of Los Angeles. The holdings document a rich facet of Los...

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Hilary Swett
Phone: 
323-782-4544

Several Los Angeles engineering and architectural firms were involved in the design of buildings, bridges, and other iconic features of Yosemite National Park. From 1923-1927, the National Park Service Landscape Division was located in the offices of the Underwood Building on Spring Street in LA...

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Edward LeBlanc
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(209) 379.1282