Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Seaver Center for Western History Research

Address: 
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007-4000
United States
Contact: 
John Cahoon
Phone: 
213-763-3359

Archives and Collections

Description of Collection: 

The Seaver Center for Western History Research collects, preserves, and makes available to the general public and to scholars historic records pertaining to the history and the exploration of the trans-Mississippi American West, with particular emphasis on Southern California and Los Angeles. Its historic records holdings include (but are not limited to) manuscript materials, books, serials, trade catalogs, pamphlets, broadsides, maps, posters, prints, photographs, and a historic site file listing information on some eight hundred fifty buildings in Southern California. The Seaver Center also acquires research materials that support History Division exhibits and research by History Division curators.

Languages: 

Management

Catalog System: 
Records are arranged in database software and original registers.
Digital Formats: 
10% of the holdings are currently on-line.
Repository: 
Yes
Loans to Outside?: 
Yes
Exhibited?: 
Yes