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Visit us to view special collections related to the local history of South Bay Los Angeles and California, such as records of the Rancho San Pedro, Dominguez Family businesses, the Asian Pacific History Collection, and the 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet. Check out our guide to preparing for your visit and schedule an appointment to have the materials you want to view ready for you when you arrive. 

Schedule Appointment


Community tours consist of a walk-through of the department. We are available to answer questions and can focus on a topic relating to our collecting area. Contact us to schedule a tour..

Donate your materials

We consider all donations seriously and will address any questions, needs, and concerns that relate to preserving history materials.

Contact Greg Williams, Director of the Gerth Archives
(310) 243-3013

Read more about donating materials →