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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Research Library and Archive
One Gateway Plaza, Mail Stop: 99-15-1
Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: 213.922.4859
Email: library@metro.net
Collections with online items: 5
Physical collections: 15
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Bacharach (Jacqueline) Office Records

This collection primarily holds reports, studies and business correspondence retained by Jacqueline "Jacki" Bacharach during her service on the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC). It reflects transit planning in Los Angeles in the 1980s and 1990s. During this period,...

Blue and White Bus Company of Watts (SCRTD files)

On November 26, 1967, Dr. Thomas William Matthew of the National Economic Growth and Reconstruction Organization (NEGRO) acquired two South Los Angeles bus companies from Frank and Herbert Atkinson. Atkinson Transportation Company (ATCO) and the South Los Angeles Transportation Company...

Eastern Cities Transit (SCRTD files)

This collection focuses on the 1971 acquisition of Eastern Cities Transit, a small private bus company serving East Los Angeles, by the Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD).

LACMTA Transit Video Collection

The LACMTA Transit Video Collection contains over 700 items in video format from the 1970s forward, including staff training videos, public service announcements, and television news clips.

Los Angeles Railway Corporation Legal Records and Correspondence

Legal documents and correspondence generated in the operations of Los Angeles Railway Corporation, the company that operated local streetcar transit from 1895-1945.

Los Angeles Transit Lines records

Los Angeles Transit Lines (LATL), established when the five Fitzgerald brothers purchased controlling interest of Los Angeles Railway from the Huntington estate, was a Los Angeles-based transportation agency in operation from 1945 to 1958. The records in this collection consist...

Metro Art Department collection of Metro Rail public art photographs

This collection holds photographs of public art pieces at Metro Rail Blue, Red, Purple and Green Line stations. The photographs were taken by Metro Art Department employees, primarily during the 1990s.

Metro Rail Project aerial photographs collection

This collection holds black and white aerial photographs taken between 1981 and 1983 as part of early planning for Metro Rail construction in Los Angeles. The photographs of downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, North Hollywood and Mid-Wilshire were taken for SCRTD...

Metro Red Line Construction Progress Photographs

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority collection of Metro Red Line construction progress photographs consists of photos, 35mm negatives, contact sheets, proof approval sheets, correspondence, cassette tapes, and video cassette tapes transferred from the construction company to the Southern...

Metrolink collection

Metrolink, established in 1991, connects six counties across Southern California through its commuter rail network. This collection primarily holds photographs, reports, and promotional publications pertaining to Metrolink from its formation as the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA). It showcases...

Metropolitan Coach Lines Records

The Metropolitan Coach Lines (MCL) records reflect the acquisition of Pacific Electric Railway and Ashbury Rapid Transit System (ARTS) by Metropolitan Coach Lines, and MCL’s role in replacing rail transit with bus transit in 1950s Los Angeles. The collection contains...

Pacific Electric Railway Company Records

The Pacific Electric Railway Company, established by Henry Huntington, connected cities across the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The records in this collection consist of information about rules and regulations governing employees, timetables and vehicle information, financial, operation, and service reports,...

Shelton (John H.) personal memorabilia collection

John H. Shelton was a conductor for the Southern Division of the Pacific Electric Railway for several years. The collection is comprised of memorabilia used by a Pacific Electric Railway conductor, which includes badges, lapel pins, buttons, and keys. Also...

Southern California Rapid Transit District collection of Metro Rail artist's renderings

This collection contains artist's renderings depicting stations along the originally planned Red Line subway route, as well as stations along the eventually constructed Red and Purple Lines.

Vandeventer (G. Edward) Collection of Public Transportation Ephemera, Reports, and Other Material

Gale Edward “Ed” Vandeventer was an employee of the Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD) from 1975 to 1997. During this time, Vandeventer contributed to the creation of a new scheduling system for SCRTD’s Scheduling Department and was part of...