The CSUDH Archives & Special Collections has several local history collections that contain materials featuring the Long Beach area.
The Long Beach Fireman’s Historical Museum Photographs Collection (1840-1971) includes negatives and photographic prints documenting the history of the Long Beach Fire Department. Included are images that focus on the department personnel, apparatus, fires, and fire prevention. Also included are images of an earthquake that hit Long Beach in 1933.
Hubert A. McClain Collection (1935-1973) contains photographs, slides, and negatives. The content of the photos are of California missions, Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose; and from his work as a staff photographer for the Long Beach Press Telegram, Los Angeles Mirror, and Los Angeles Times, as well as the Long Beach naval shipyard.
The Lynch Family Letters Collection (1926-1980) consists primarily of the personal letters of Dorothy Lynch to her older sister, Faye Bell. The letters chronicle the lives of Dorothy Lynch and of her immediate family in Long Beach, California from 1926 to 1980. Along with correspondence, the collection also contains photographs and newspaper clippings.
Other collections that may be of interest when searching for materials related to Long Beach include: