Directory

Directory

Directory

Archdiocese of Los Angeles Archival Center

The Archival Center that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles built at the San Fernando Mission and opened in 1980 is a measured response to the church's obligation to collect and preserve records associated with the human activities constituting California's Catholic heritage. The facility houses papers, documents, correspondence, and related materials generated since 1840 by the Archdiocese of Los…

Autry Library and Archives

The Library and Archives of the Autry Museum collects books, sound recordings, and printed materials related to the history, geography, fine arts, and material, popular and consumer culture of the American West. Archival materials and artifacts related to Los Angeles cover Spanish California, and Southern California history, tourism, and industry predominately from the late 1800s to mid-1900s.

Azusa Pacific University, Special Collections

The institution has Special Collections including: 1) Local history; 2) American religious history; and 3) history of the American west. Under Local History, the Azusa-Foothill Citrus Collection consists of manuscripts, legal and business papers, financial journals and ledgers, photographs and maps dating back to 1844. The Sayre MacNeil Collection contains family papers and correspondences, and…

Cal Poly Pomona Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives collect, organize, preserve, and make available Cal Poly Pomona’s rare books and archival collections. The collections center around themes relevant to the mission of the university and consist of rare and unique books and documents that are available for use by students, faculty, staff, alumni, and scholars. These historic materials support research and teaching…

California Historical Society

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,…

California State Library

The California State Library, comprising sections including California History, Information Services, Government Publications, and the Witkin Law Library in Sacramento and the Sutro Library in San Francisco, holds a wide variety of materials relating to the history of Los Angeles, including manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs and other visual resources, ephemera, vertical files, and more. …

California State University, Northridge, Delmar T. Oviatt Library, Map Collection

The Oviatt Library Map Collection contains approximately 400,000 cartographic resources, including historical and government maps, historical aerial photographs, large-format atlases, GIS data, historical gazetteers, and a reference collection. Our reading room contains a scholarly collection of atlases and books emphasizing geography, cartography, GIS, and San Fernando Valley history.

California State University, Northridge, University Library, Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections & Archives is the home of CSUN's rare book and periodical collections, as well as its archival and manuscript collections. In Special Collections & Archives users can perform research, engage in classes using primary sources, or view exhibitions. Our collections are made available to researchers in a supervised reading room. We welcome users, and ask for understanding…

Catalina Island Museum

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…

Genealogical Society of Hispanic America - Southern California

The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America – Southern California Chapter (GSHA-SC) book collection specializes in Hispanic family research. Subjects include California, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. There are Mexican genealogy and history titles in Spanish about the various Mexican states. GSHA-SC also publishes a quarterly journal. The collection is located at the Southern…