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Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
Phone: (213) 763-3359
Fax: (213) 746-2999
Email: seavercenter@nhm.org
Collections with online items: 13
Physical collections: 666
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Behrendt (Sam) Collection, ca.1870-1920

Photographs. Sam Behrendt was a Los Angeles collector of historical materials including photographs. Many of these photos were made by Charles C. Pierce. Subjects include Los Angeles and Southern California communities, San Francisco and Northern California, and some subject files....

Dickerson (Warren C.) (1853-1936) Collection, circa 1890-1920

Warren C. Dickerson was a commercial postcard photographer whose work covers the late nineteenth century through about 1920. While Dickerson’s work as a whole is inclusive of photographs from throughout the United States, about one-third of the photographs are of...

General Photo File Collection, circa 1860-1980s

The General Photo File Collection represents an important collection of historical photographs of early California and Los Angeles, from the mid-19th Century through the 1980s. The collection of approximately 9,100 photographic prints was assembled by former History Department archivists and...

Gibbins (H.D.) Collection, ca. 1890-1910

Views of Southern California communities particularly Los Angeles County including the coastal cities and Santa Catalina Island; Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties; and the San Gabriel Mountains.

Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association Historical Records (1905-1980s)

The Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association (GLANCDA) Historical Records is comprised of bound albums, reports and scrapbooks; photographs; clippings; floor plans; and ephemera pertaining to the activities of the Association, particularly identified by earlier organizational names that have...

Harry Frantz Rile Photographic Collection, 1880s-1940s

Rile was a professional photographer from Philadelphia who moved to Southern California during the mid to late 1880s. The P-029 collection comprises photographic prints and negatives depicting a variety of subjects set in and around Southern California, including buildings, landscapes,...

Hathaway-Garbutt Photo Collection on 1910 Dominguez Air Meet

Nitrate negatives of stereo views. Museum has reproduced prints of negatives 1 through 39. Print number 40 is an authorized reproduction of a stereo view image lent by donor.

Hazard-Dyson Collection, ca. 1860-1905

Views of Los Angeles and environs collected by George W. Hazard and subsequently by Verne Dyson.

Maude (Frederic Hamer)(1858-1959) Collection, ca.1890-1920

F.H. Maude was a photographer and photographic collector of the American Southwest. Relocated from England to Los Angeles, California, Maude ran a commercial photography business, acquiring local photographers’ collections in addition to his own work. This collection depicts the urban...

Pierce (C. C.) Collection, late 19th-early 20th century

Photographs of Los Angeles and Southern California by prominent local photographer Charles C. Pierce. ca. 1900, undated.

Steckel (George) Collection, ca. 1900s-1920s

Photographs and negatives. Studio portraits of Los Angeles citizens and family members, including people prominent in the community.

Vroman (Adam Clark) Photographic Collection 1895-1912

Adam Clark Vroman was an amateur photographer and bookstore owner. He made several expeditions to the Southwest from his home in Pasadena, California, to photograph the American Indians living in Arizona and New Mexico at the turn of the Twentieth...

Washburn (Frank Layton) (1867-1950) Collection, ca.1900-1935

Photographs, negatives. Washburn was an inspector for the gas and electric company in Los Angeles; some photos document the company's work. Collection includes Los Angeles Chinatown photos, ca.1902-05.