Our museums and archives are temporarily closed to support the effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


Research Services

The Research Archives provides public access to the History Center’s Photograph Collection and Document Archives, which combined are the region’s largest collection of historical materials covering hundreds of years of San Diego history.

For questions or more information, contact: collections@sandiegohistory.org

NOTE: Due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are not accepting in-person appointments until further notice.


Q:  Can I search for your materials and see images of these resources online? 
A: Yes!


You can search for and discover thousands of resources in the:

Research Archives

Document Archives

Photograph Collection  

Oral History Collection

Object Collection

Historic Clothing Collection

San Diego Art Collection

Journal of San Diego History