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Wilmington Historical Society
309 W. Opp St.
Wilmington, California 90744
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Email: https://www.wilmingtonhistory.org/contact-us.html
Physical collections: 30
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Albright (Alex N.) Wilmington Lions Club President’s Book

The Alex N. Albright, Wilmington Lions Club President’s Book documents his tenure as President from June 1954 to June 1955. The scrapbook includes photographs, newspaper clippings, and mementoes of events and activities.

 
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Banning Family and Residence Museum Collection

The Banning Family and Residence Museum Collection documents the activities, programs, and events of the General Phineas Banning Residence Museum, located in Wilmington, California between 1860 and 2020. The Collection also contains a small amount of materials related to the...

 
Black (Captain) Family Collection

The Captain Black Family Collection documents the daily lives of family members, their activities, associations, occupations, and interests in and around the San Pedro, California area, between 1889 and 1966. The collection includes World War II related materials, family and...

 
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California Historic Booklets Collection

The California Historic Booklets Collection consists of twenty-two soft bound books published between 1929 and 1982, that chronicle the history of important events, people, and locations, primarily within the Southern California area.

 
Callaway (Leon Hewitt, Jr.) Photographic Collection

The Leon Hewitt Callaway Photographic Collection documents the history of Los Angeles Harbor College and the Wilmington area during the mid-1950s. This small collection consists of forty-one photographic slides and three aerial photographs.

 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, Wilmington Ward, Primary History Scrapbook

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, Wilmington Ward, Primary History Scrapbook documents the administrative history, activities, and events of the ward’s Primary between 1955 and 1967. The scrapbook includes photographs, administrative records, clippings, and writings related to the Primary’s...

 
Cohn (Sylvia Slegman), American Legion Auxiliary, Wilmington Unit No. 287 President’s Book

The Sylvia Cohn, American Legion Auxiliary, Wilmington Unit No. 287 President’s Book documents the activities and events of the organization between 1945 and 1946. The book includes administrative information, photographs of officers, and descriptions of activities during the term.

 
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Dupuy Family Collection

The Dupuy Family Collection documents the personal and professional lives of the Dupuy family in and around the Wilmington, California area between 1900 and 1979. The collection includes business records and a small amount of material related to the personal...

 
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Ethington (Donna) Collection

The Donna Ethington Collection contains materials related to Ethington’s role as editor of the Wilmington Community News (2001-2004), and her participation as a member of the Port of Los Angeles Community Advisory Committee. The collection is arranged into two series,...

 
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Harbor Community Development Corporation, Wilmington Newsletter Collection

The Harbor Community Development Corporation, Wilmington Newsletter Collection documents publicly funded programs and projects, recreation and sporting events, and issues relevant to businesses and residents in the Wilmington, California area between 1979 and 1981.

 
Hilts (Robert E.) Wilmington Junior Chamber of Commerce Collection

The Robert E. Hilts, Wilmington Junior Chamber of Commerce Collection documents his activities as a charter member of the Wilmington Junior Chamber of Commerce between 1930 and 1941. Activities include civic improvement projects, social events, and fundraising for a number...

 
Historic Wilmington Cemetery Collection

The Historic Wilmington Cemetery Collection consists of textual and photographic material related to the history of the Cemetery between 1934 and 2010. This primarily consists of administrative records, photographs, event programs, newspaper clippings, historical sketches, and information pertaining to American...

 
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Los Angeles Area Real Estate Ledger

The Los Angeles Area Real Estate Ledger documents investment records, insurance, expenses, and receipts for more than one-hundred and thirty land parcels between 1930-1944 and 1962-1977.

 
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Mc Guire (and Frost Families) Collection

The Mc Guire and Frost Families Collection documents the lives and activities of two related families, and includes materials related to family events and celebrations, vacations and outings, military service, and civic interests.

 
Morris (Frederick William) Collection

The Frederick William Morris Collection primarily documents his career as a professional printer in the Los Angeles area between 1902 and 1906, but also contains examples of his work while living in Portland, Oregon, and a small amount of material...

 
Murello (Dorothy M.) Wilmington Democratic Club Collection

The Dorothie M. Murello, Wilmington Democratic Club Collection documents her involvement in local, state, and federal politics between 1957 and 1971. The collection includes paper records, photographs, and a scrapbook primarily related to campaign work for Democratic Party candidates. The...

 
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Native Daughters of the Golden West, Parlor 278 Collection

The Native Daughters of the Golden West, Parlor 278 Collection documents the interests, activities, and accomplishments of the Wilmington area organization, primarily between 1950 and 1980. The collection consists of administrative records, programming information, and photographic prints.

 
Nerad (Dr. John Russell) Collection

The Dr. John Russell Nerad Collection documents his mid to late childhood, growing up in Wilmington, California between 1937 and 1943. The bulk of the collection focuses on Nerad’s school and extracurricular activities between the fifth and twelfth grades.

 
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Pearce (Dr. William M.) Collection

The Dr. William M. Pearce Collection documents the professional life of a practicing physician in Wilmington, California between 1924 and 1955. The collection primarily consists of appointment books detailing Pearce’s daily professional activities, and a small amount of material related...

 
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Rico (Carlos "Charlie") Lions Club of Wilmington Collection

The Carlos "Charlie" Rico, Lions Club of Wilmington Collection primarily documents Rico’s membership and tenure as President of the organization between 1994 and 2013. The collection includes administrative records, photographs, and planning and promotional materials related to philanthropic activities and...

 
Roberts (Jessie Lois) Woman's Club of Wilmington Scrapbook

The Jessie Lois Roberts Woman's Club of Wilmington Scrapbook documents the activities and events of the organization between 1946 and 1948. The scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, invitations, yearbooks, convention booklets, theatrical and music programs, and brochures.

 
Rotary Anns of Wilmington Collection

The Rotary Anns of Wilmington Collection documents the organization’s social and philanthropic activities between 1946 and 2019. The collection consists of meeting minutes, thank you cards and letters, holiday cards, correspondence, flyers, contact lists, a guestbook, and two scrapbooks.

 
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Scheibe (Family) Collection

The Scheibe Family Collection documents the Wilmington family’s activities, with a focus on experiences in education and civic engagement primarily between 1930 and 1945. The collection includes yearbooks and booklets, greeting cards, and materials related to local membership organizations.

 
Seitz (Harold Q.) Photographic Collection

The Harold Q. Seitz Photographic Collection documents his personal life, family, and professional activities as a photographer in the Wilmington, California area between 1948 and 1958. The collection consists of studio portraits, snapshots, and photojournalistic images.

 
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Uruburu (Doralee) Junior Women's Club of Wilmington Collection

The Doralee Uruburu, Junior Women's Club of Wilmington Collection documents her activities with the organization between 1953-1963, including administrative records, awards, programming information, photographs, and a scrapbook.

 
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Wilmington Area Places of Worship Collection

The Wilmington Area Places of Worship Collection documents the activities, events, and history of religious institutions in Wilmington, California and surrounding areas between 1915 and 2018. The collection consists of various formats and types of types of paper records and...

 
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Collection

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Collection documents the activities of the Chamber and its affiliated organizations, between 1924 and 2007. The collection includes documents and photographs related to annual events, fundraising, community programs, local government, and outreach to business owners...

 
Wilmington Community and Civic Organizations Collection

The Wilmington Community and Civic Organizations Collection documents the activities of local clubs, groups, and organizations, that focus on a wide range of social, economic, political, and cultural issues, and which have worked toward specific goals relevant to the Wilmington...

 
Woman’s Club of Wilmington Collection

The Woman’s Club of Wilmington Collection documents the organization’s events and activities between 1956 and 1983, and includes textual materials, photographs, and newspaper clippings related to the Club’s events and activities.

 
Woods Mortuary and Ambulance Service Appointment Books

The Woods Mortuary and Ambulance Service Appointment Books document mortuary transport and ambulance service provided by the company to the residents of the City of Wilmington and surrounding communities between 1927 and 1936. Each entry includes names of patients and...