Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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. 
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.