Los Angeles County Government Records

Finding aid created by Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County staff using RecordEXPRESS
Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
(213) 763-3359
seavercenter@nhm.org.
http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/seaver-center
2014


Descriptive Summary

Title: Los Angeles County Government Records
Dates: 1825-1985
Collection Number: Consult repository
Creator/Collector:
Extent: Book volumes, loose serials, and boxes: legal, letter and oversize
Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
Abstract: Los Angeles County government archival records are predominantly from the Registrar and Recorder’s Office and the Tax Collector’s Office. The holdings are incomplete. Subject matter includes court records of criminal, civil and probate cases; property and tax records including tax assessments, tax receipts, redemption of real estate certificates, land patents, deeds and mortgages; cattle brand registers and leather brand samples; mining records; voters registers and poll records; and treasurer records including journals. Also there are county-issued serial publications. In English and Spanish. 1825-1985, undated. A container list is available.
Language of Material: English

Access

Research is by appointment only

Publication Rights

Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

Preferred Citation

Los Angeles County Government Records. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Acquisition Information

The government records came to the museum from various sources. Notably, records created by the Los Angeles County Registrar and Recorders Office were transferred to the museum for public research use as well as preservation. Records also came from the Tax Collector’s Office and other county agencies.

Scope and Content of Collection

Los Angeles County government archival records are predominantly from the Registrar and Recorder’s Office and the Tax Collector’s Office. The holdings are incomplete. Subject matter includes court records of criminal, civil and probate cases; property and tax records including tax assessments, tax receipts, redemption of real estate certificates, land patents, deeds and mortgages; cattle brand registers and leather brand samples; mining records; voters registers and poll records; and treasurer records including journals. Also there are county-issued serial publications. In English and Spanish. 1825-1985, undated. A container list is available. Many items are large, bound volumes with handwritten entries, particularly those dated before 1900. Notable records from the Mexican-era are the Archives of Prefecture (1825-1850).

Indexing Terms

Public records--California--Los Angeles County--Records and correspondence
Los Angeles County (Calif.). Department of Registrar-Recorder
Los Angeles County (Calif.). Department of Treasurer and Tax Collector

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