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Santa Monica Public Library Image Archives

The Library Image Archives illustrate 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, Malibu and the Pacific Palisades Historical Society Collection of images. Images in the Archives were donated to the Library from both public and private collections.


Santa Monica Outlook Newspaper

The Outlook Newspaper is the primary newspaper of record covering the daily history of Santa Monica beginning in 1875 until it ceased publication in 1998. Imagine Santa Monica currently includes fully-searchable text of the Outlook from 1875 -1937.


Historical Maps of Santa Monica

A set of maps published between 1875 and 1959 donated to the library by the City Engineer’s Office showing land tracts as they existed or were planned at the time of publication.

 

Santa Monica Newspaper Index

A selected index to the Outlook and other local newspapers (primarily from the 1950s to the present).


High resolution digital files of images may be ordered from the Library

For further information, contact: Kathy Lo

Tel: 310-434-2608
reference@smgov.net
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