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

Contact Information

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Address
900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007-4000
Hours
Monday and Thursday 10am - noon, 1pm - 4pm
Contact
John Cahoon
Collections Manager
seavercenter@nhm.org
Alternate Contact
Website

34.0173004, -118.2888392

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
Yes
Available to outside researchers?
Yes
Reservations required?
Yes
Onsite technology available
Yes
Catalog System
Records are arranged in database software and original registers.
Repository
Yes
Access procedures

By appointment.

Management

Archive / Collection information

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.