Member Directory

The Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive, containing 1000+ hours of original oral history recordings accessible online, includes the following collections specially related to Los Angeles area: Asian American history; Labor History; Long Beach Area History; Mexican American History; Musical...

Contact: 
Ali Igmen
Phone: 
562-985-1580

 

The University Art Museum maintains both a permanent collection of twentieth-century works of art on paper and a collection of site-specific outdoor sculpture. The sculpture collection began in 1965 with an International Sculpture Symposium and continues to expand, making the Long Beach campus...

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Ms. Constance Glenn
Phone: 
562-985-5761

 

Special Collections and Archives in the Oviatt Library is the home of CSUN's rare book and periodical collections, as well as its archival and manuscript collections. Archival and manuscript collections can consist of many different kinds of materials, including correspondence, diaries, maps,...

Contact: 
Ellen Jarosz
Phone: 
818-677-2832

 

The California Geographical Survey is a digital archive of geographical data, maps, and other information dealing with California and the United States. Although the survey’s Web site functions principally for the benefit of the students and faculty of the California State University system, the...

Contact: 
Dr. William Bowen
Phone: 
818-677-3532

 

The Geography Map Library contains approximately 400,000 flat sheet maps, large-format atlases, historical aerial photographs, gazetteers, and a reference collection dedicated to geography, cartography, and Los Angeles history. The Map Library is selective depository library of the United States...

Contact: 
Chris Salvano
Phone: 
818-677-3465

 

This reference collection is about the history and culture of California. Contains over 20,000 books, magazines, newspaper, and pamphlets. The collection is a non-circulating resource collection of materials about Southern California in particular with a heavy emphasis on Los Angeles County,...

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Reference Services staff
Phone: 
(562) 868-4003

 

The Campo de Cahuenga is the birthplace of California.  At this site, on January 13, 1847, U.S. military forces under the command of Lt Col John C Fremont met with Don Andres Pico, Commandante of of the California forces, to sign and accept the...

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Phone: 
818-763-7651

 

My collection is largely comprised of wrappers purchased throughout my lifetime in the Los Angeles area. I have also branched out to include international wrappers, but the collection is Los Angeles-centric.

Contact: 
Darlene Lacey
Phone: 
909-392-8251

 

The Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society's collection contains photo-graphs, books, pamphlets, documents, artifacts, and oral interviews dealing with the history of the West San Fernando Valley, with emphasis on the area that was originally known as Owensmouth and is now called Canoga Park....

Contact: 
Jean Jauck
Phone: 
818-346-5252 or 818-340-3696

 

The exhibitions of the Catalina Island Museum draw on the collections and archival holdings of the Catalina Island Museum Society. The archaeological site material in the society’s collections dates from approximately seven thousand years ago to the early 1800s. This material includes artifacts...

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Ms. Stacey Otte
Phone: 
310-510-2414

 

Collections include 5,000+ oral histories in 250 projects, representing geographical, ethnic, political, religious, and social communities of selected Orange County, Los Angeles, Southern California, and Western US locales. Topics include community histories, environmental studies, including...

Contact: 
Natalie Navar
Phone: 
(657) 278-3580

 

The collection includes early California newspapers. Mostly Spanish language. Demographic data sets that include birth records, marriage records, death records, censuses, tax records, and membership lists. Some secondary sources, such as monographs and journals. Some transcripts of family papers...

Contact: 
Ms. Aida M. Cuevas
Phone: 
(310) 794-0663

 

The Center for the Study of Political Graphics is an educational and research archive that collects, preserves, documents, and exhibits domestic and international poster art. The Center’s domestic and international collection of more than 60,000 political posters dates from the early 20th...

Contact: 
Ms. Carol Wells
Phone: 
310-397-3100

 

Collections include material on Oskar Fischinger and related Visual Music Artists, including Jules Engel, John and James Whitney, Pat O'Neill, Hy Hirsh, Single Wing Turquoise Bird light show, Ed Emshwiller, and many contemporary artists. William Moritz collection contains material on history of...

Contact: 
Cindy Keefer
Phone: 
(213) 683-1514

 

The Changing Boundaries Exhibit is a collection of Maps that show the evolution of the US / Mexico border. LA is part of that story.

Contact: 
Phone: 
626-221-7808