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The Research Library is a special collection of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. Originally acquired by donations from local and California coastal shipbuilding companies, shipbuilders and industries, selections from the Library’s collection of manuscripts, architectural drawings, maps and...

Contact: 
Derek Spinei
Phone: 
310-548-7618 ext 215

 

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Archives is the institutional memory of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, providing continuity between its past and its future. The Archives serves Philharmonic staff and outside researchers through collecting, preserving, and making available materials that...

Contact: 
Kelly Kress
Phone: 
213.972.7689

 

This collection is limited to material from, and relative to, the history of the Los Angeles Police Department. The collection consists of retired and replica police vehicles, a retired helicopter and police motorcycles. Uniforms, equipment and artifacts dating to the beginning of the LAPD are...

Contact: 
Glynn Martin
Phone: 
323-344-9445

 

In the collections of the History and Genealogy Department at the Los Angeles Public Library are a variety of materials relating to the history of Los Angeles. The History Collection includes the California Subject and Biography Index, a retrospective card file and current computer database...

Contact: 
Glen Creason
Phone: 
213-228-7400

 

The Los Angeles Public Library’s Photograph Collections comprise a number of major collections including: The Security Pacific National Bank Collection, donated to LAPL in 1981, consisting of over 150,000 photographs documenting the growth of Los Angeles and its many neighborhoods. The SPNB...

Contact: 
Ms. Christina Rice
Phone: 
213-228-7274

 

Our core rare book collections include California history, Mexicana, bullfighting, Pacific voyages, food and wine, costume, travel in North America, Europe and the Near East, history of the book and printing, ornithology and Native American culture and history. 
Our special collections...

Contact: 
Rare Books staff
Phone: 
213 228 7350

 

LARHF possesses a library mostly concentrated on railroading and traction railroading in the greater Los Angeles Area. LARHF also has a photograph collection of the same subjects scanned a readily available in the Aperture software with pictures exceeding 10,000 subjects. LARHF is officed and...

Contact: 
Josef K. Lesser
Phone: 
(323) 459-0112 or (626) 458-4449

 

The Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) art and artifact collection has been amassed since the opening of the first district school in 1855. The collection began to be organized in 2001 when LAUSD received a grant to hire a part time collections curator and manager. The mission of the...

Contact: 
Leslie Fischer
Phone: 
213.742.8351

 

Contact: 
Mr. Tom Savio
Phone: 
626-799-3925

 

The Museum of Social Justice is located in La Plaza Methodist Church, on the site of the oldest section of Los Angeles. The Museum’s historical collection consists of documents, photographs, artifacts, and other materials created by La Plaza Methodist Church at the beginning of the twentieth...

Contact: 
Leonora Barron
Phone: 
213-613-1096

 

The Department of Archives and Special Collections, of the Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University, acquires, organizes, and opens to research, primary source materials in the arts, humanities, education, and religion. Collection strengths center on rare books, ranging in date from...

Contact: 
Lauren Zuchowski Longwell
Phone: 
310-338-5710

 

Marlborough School is the oldest independent girls' school in southern California. Founded in 1889 in Pasadena by Mary S. Caswell, the School was located near U.S.C. (University Park, Chester Place) from 1890 to 1916 when it moved to its present location in Hancock Park. Created in 2001, the...

Contact: 
Peter Chinnici
Phone: 
323 935-1147

 

Marymount High School is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls, and was founded in 1923 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. While the school has played a singular role in local history, it has maintained an inter-related history with many other Marymount...

Contact: 
Michele DeVita
Phone: 

 

World's largest independently held collection of African American history and culture; consisting of rare and out-of-print books, documents, films, music, photographs and memorabilia.

Contact: 
Mr. Larry Earl
Phone: 
(310) 202-1647

 

Longtime Verdugo Hills resident John Steven McGroarty was a playwright, columnist, lawyer, congressman, and poet of California. He lived for many years at Rancho Chupa Rosa, a small hacienda near Tujunga that the City of Los Angeles bought in 1953 and now uses to host culture and craft classes....

Contact: 
Monica Hicks
Phone: 
818-352-5285