Collectively preserving, archiving, and sharing the history and culture of the Los Angeles region
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The California Historical Society collects materials of enduring historical and cultural value in support of its mission to inspire and empower Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives. In our North Baker Research Library, we hold some fifty thousand books and pamphlets, four thousand manuscript collections, half a million photographs, as well as ephemera,…
678 Mission Street San Francisco, CA94105 United States
The Archives collection of the California-Pacific Annual Conference is comprised of annual conference journals, books, records of active and discontinued local churches, administrative documents, directories, newspapers, photographic and audio-visual materials, and ephemera documenting the history of the California-Pacific Annual conference and all it antecedents. Subject areas covered by the…
1325 N College Avenue Claremont, CA91711-3154 United States
The California Institute of Technology Archives and Special Collections, founded in 1968, has a mission of facilitating understanding of Caltech’s role in the history of science and technology. Our collections include the papers of Caltech researchers; photographs, film, audio, video, websites, and publications documenting Caltech’s history; scientific instruments characteristic of research at…
1200 E. California Blvd. MC B215-74 Pasadena, CA91125 United States
The archaeological site material in the museum’s collections dates from approximately 8,000 thousand years ago to the early 1800s. This material includes artifacts from the indigenous people known as the Tongva who were living on Catalina Island - which they called Pimu - when the Spanish arrived in 1542. Also in the collections are approximately two thousand items dating from the 1880s to the…
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.
800 N. State Colege, PLS 363 Fullerton, CA92831 United States
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 avant-garde and abstract film in Los Angeles.
Childrens Hospital Society of Los Angeles was established in 1901 by a small group of women who recognized the need for a hospital that could serve ill, crippled, and under-privileged children. The original hospital, opened in 1902, was a modest two-story, canary-yellow, clapboard house. It had nine beds, was served by one volunteer doctor and treated fourteen patients its first year. By 1905, the…
5000 Sunset Boulevard, Room 560 Los Angeles, CA90027 United States
The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California was founded in1975 to discover and recognize Chinese American pioneers and the history of Chinese Americans in Southern California. It also works to increase aware-ness of Chinese American heritage through public programs, education, and research. The society's holdings focus on Southern California Chinese American history.
411 Bernard Street Los Angeles, CA90012 United States