About The Museum Archives | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Original museum building as it looked around the time of its opening in 1913.  Note that there are no trees in the picture because the landscaping had yet to be planted.
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Museum Archives

About the Museum Archives

The collections housed in the Museum Archives preserve the history of the Natural History Museum during its over one hundred years of continuous operation, first as the Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science and Art, and today as the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. In addition to extensive document collections which include exhibit programs, personal papers, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings, the Museum Archives has an extensive photographic collection of the Museum building, the Exposition Park surroundings, current and former staff, and the La Brea Tar Pits.

The Museum Archives are available to researchers Monday through Friday by appointment only through contacting the Chief Librarian, Richard Hulser.


Richard Hulser