Guide to the Santa Monica Image Archives

Image Archives Librarian
Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, California 90401
Phone: (310) 434-2608
Fax: (310) 458-6980
Email: reference@smgov.net
URL: http://www.smpl.org
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Santa Monica Public Library. Content is for personal research, scholarly and educational purposes. The Library assumes no responsibility for the improper use of any content.

Guide to the Santa Monica Image Archives

Collection number: Collection numbers are assigned to each image. Consult repository.

Santa Monica Public Library

Santa Monica, California
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Santa Monica Image Archives
Dates: 1875-present
Bulk Dates: 1875-1959
Collection number: Consult repository.
Collector: Santa Monica Public Library
Collection Size: Approximately 5,000 images available online.
Repository: Santa Monica Public Library
Santa Monica, California 90401
Abstract: The collection illustrates the history of the Santa Monica Bay Area from 1875 to the present day with historical photographs, slides, postcards and other visual records.
Physical location: Santa Monica Public Library Main Library.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Digitized photographs available online.

Access

The Digital Collection is available to all. Original images are in archival storage and have no public access.

Publication Rights

The Library's Digital Collections are intended for personal, research, scholarly and educational purposes. Permission to use or reproduce the images and other contents must be obtained from the Santa Monica Public Library. The Library assumes no responsibility for the improper use of any content from the Digital Collections.

Preferred Citation

Santa Monica Image Archives, Imagine Santa Monica Digital Local History Collection, Santa Monica Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Images were donated to the library from both public and private collections.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection illustrates the history of the Santa Monica Bay Area from 1875 to the present day with historical photographs, postcards and other images including views of the City and its landscape, the Santa Monica Pier, Palisades Park, historic buildings, beaches, Douglas Aircraft and the Southern Pacific Railroad, Venice, Topanga, and Malibu.

Arrangement

By accession.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Santa Monica Canyon (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Santa Monica Pier (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Santa Monica Public Library
Douglas Aircraft Company
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.)