Member Directory

The Santa Monica Historical Society was founded in 1975 as part of the city’s centennial celebration with the mission of collecting and preserving the history, art and culture of the Santa Monica Bay Area. In 1988, a Museum was established to house the Society’s growing collections of artifacts...

Contact: 
Sara Crown
Phone: 
(310) 395-2290

 

Business records of the Santa Monica Land & Water Company incorporated in 1897 by Sen. John P. Jones and Arcadia de Bandini de Baker. SML&WCo sub-divided and developed about 50,000 acres in West Los Angeles including Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, and Bel Air. The Archives...

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Ms Jan Loomis
Phone: 
858-674-1218

 

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Archives documents the history of the recreation area dating back to before its beginnings in 1978 as a park unit of the National Park Service. Records include those from the Office of the Superintendent, Public Affairs, Planning Science and...

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Linda Valois
Phone: 
(805) 370-2330

 

The Santa Monica Public Library Image Archives contain historical photographs, postcards, and slides documenting the city's changing landscape and architecture as well as the commercial enterprises that shaped the development of the City of Santa Monica. The Archives include surrounding areas...

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Kathy Lo
Phone: 
310-434-2608

 

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Cross-section of Urban population and events including portraits of Creative Professional, Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Political & Religious Leaders, Persian-Americans

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Shelley Gazin
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The Sherman Library holds significant collections related to Los Angeles and the surrounding area. In joining LA as Subject we hope to inform more people about our holdings. Our core collections include records of Moses H. Sherman. Sherman was the developer responsible for Sherman Oaks and...

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Paul Wormser
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Side Street Projects is a community-based, nonprofit arts organization dedicated to helping artists produce and exhibit their work. Located in the Eighteenth Street Arts Complex in Santa Monica, Side Street Projects pro--vides and maintains a fully equipped workshop where local artists can have...

Contact: 
Ms. Karen Atkinson
Phone: 
310-829-0779

 

The Sierra Madre Historical Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to a variety of materials that tell the Sierra Madre story: photographs, slides, postcards, scrapbooks, city directories, maps, letters, periodicals, posters, works of art, sound recordings, moving images, and ephemera...

Contact: 
Debbie R. Henderson
Phone: 
626.355.7186

 

The Silver Lake History Collective's mission is to document long-time residents, artists, business owners and others in our community through oral histories. In the past ten years we have documented the people of Silver Lake in over 100 interviews which can be viewed online at our YouTube...

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Phone: 
323-413-7562

 

Collections of the organization document the history of the Sisters in Los Angeles and California from 1926-present. Particular emphasis is given to Hungarian immigrant experience and social services with Hispanic neighborhoods. Archives also include records which reflect the activities of the...

Contact: 
Sr. Rachel Shepard
Phone: 
213 453-0929

 

The Skirball Cultural Center explores the linkage between American Jewish life and American democratic values through cultural programs and museum exhibitions for all ages and backgrounds. Designed by internationally renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the Skirball comprises a museum, a discovery...

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Peter Johnson
Phone: 
310-440-4707

 

SPARC’s MREC is one of the country’s largest repositories of information about murals and other forms of public art. SPARC produces, exhibits, and preserves public art works and is particularly committed to enhancing the visibility of work which reflects the lives and concerns of American’s...

Contact: 
Ms. Debra Padilla
Phone: 
310-822-9560 ext. 11

 

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Rina Rubenstein
Phone: 
(800) 972-4722

 

The Society of California Archivists, formed in 1971, is a professional association devoted to the support and development of individuals and institutions that collect, care for, and provide access to the documentary heritage of California and adjoining areas.

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Brooke Black
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