Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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The Seaver Center for Western History Research focuses on the trans-Mississippi West, with special emphasis on Southern California and Los Angeles. Their collection includes Western Americana, California Indians, pre-1900 southern California newspapers, southern California and Los Angeles history, Spanish and Mexican period history, seafarers, including manuscripts, books, maps, and photos.[1] [2]

Please call (213) 763-3359 to make a research appointment to see any photograph or general collections listed. Research days are Mondays and Thursdays, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Telephone: 213-763-DINO


  1. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 19 and 21. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  2. History Collections in Natural History Museum Los Angeles County (accessed 9 November 2013).