The Museum Archives contain permanent collections consisting
of photographs and documentary materials including personal, business
and legal papers, ephemera like trade cards, postcards and other
printed paper materials as well as rare books related to greater
San Bernardino County and the southwestern United States.
In addition, the Archives houses a reference library and informational
files containing data useful in historic research. The Western
Textile Center Library, a group of books and journals related
to the history of the textile arts is also a part of the collections
of the Archives.
Members of the public who are seeking historic information about
people, families and organizations for personal and commercial
purposes can receive assistance with these collections and reference
materials for research through e-mail and telephone contact or
by calling ahead for appointments. The Archives staff will
consult with you and then will provide assistance with the materials
on an individual basis. Copy prints of photographic images
can be purchased for personal and commercial use following a fee
schedule established by the County Board of Supervisors.
from our collections have been featured in San Bernardino County
Museum Association Quarterly Publications. Vol. 49 #1 (2002),
Lights, Lanterns and Lenses: Images from the Permanent
Collections, 1830s to 1930s and Vol. 41 #4 (1994),
The Everitt Photographic Studio are currently
available for purchase.
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For further information and assistance with research requests,
please contact Michele
Nielsen, Curator of History / Archives, (909) 798-8609.