Historical Phone BooksA number of historical Santa Monica phone books have been digitized and are available online, thanks to the Open Library/Internet Archive Project.
Imagine Santa MonicaThe Library’s digital collections include the Image Archives of the Santa Monica Bay area, a collection of photographs and postcards dating from 1875 to the present; historical maps of the Santa Monica area; the years 1875 to 1929 of the Santa Monica Evening Outlook; the Santa Monica Newspaper Index, a selective index to newspaper and magazine articles of local interest dating throughout the Twentieth Century and up to the present.
Library HistoryThe history of the Main Library and the four branches: Ocean Park, Fairview, Montana Avenue and Pico Branch.
Local History Blog The
Local History Blog brings Santa Monica History to life through
information and digitized images of photographs, newspaper articles and
Marcus O. Tucker CollectionThe achievements of Marcus O. Tucker are highlighted with a collection of biographical resources.
Santa Monica Collection RoomSpecial collection containing books and documents on the history of Santa Monica and greater Los Angeles areas.
Santa Monica History Museum Located on the Main Library campus at 1350 7th Street, the Museum showcases the unique history and qualities of the City. Since 1975, the Museum has collected and preserved the history, art and culture of the Santa Monica Bay Area. Many of the Museum's historical photographs can be viewed online.
Stanton Macdonald-Wright Mural The new Main Library is graced by a cycle of murals created by artist Stanton Macdonald-Wright in 1935 for the former Main Library located at 503 Santa Monica Blvd.
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