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Los Angeles County Museum of Art Archives

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Contact: Jessica Gambling, Archivist
Phone: 323-857-6118
Fax: 323-857-6213

Institution Type: Archive, Arts Institution/Center, Library, Museum

Web site:

Archives and Collections

The Archives of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is currently being established through a generous grant from the Getty Foundation as a part of its special initiative "On the Record: Art in L.A. 1945–1980". The Archives will be the repository for LACMA's institutional records of enduring value; collecting, preserving and making them accessible through the Balch Research Library. The Archives also includes a select number of collections relating to artists and others who have made important contributions to the Museum.
For more information about the LACMA’s archival holdings please contact the Archivist or the Balch Research Library at 323-857-6118 or

Type of Materials: Architectural Drawings, Artist files, Databases, Ephemera, Institutional Publications, Institutional Records, Official Records, Postcards, Press Clippings, Unprocessed/Unknown

Time Periods: 1921-1949, 1950-1963, 1964-1980, 1981-Present

Languages: English

Sectors of the Population: Artistic Communities, Education, Politics/Government, Professional, Multiethnic, Middle to Upper Income, Highest Income


Catalog System: SirseDynix
Online Catalog: Pipeline:
Repository/Depository: Yes
Exhibition Frequency: Not at all
Outreach: Class Visits, Conferences/Conventions, Meetings, Newsletter, OCLC/RLIN, Online Catalog, Word of Mouth