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

Research

 

Please Note:  In-person Library and Research Resources are currently unavailable until further notice. While we are currently working on providing our visitors and researchers with digital access to our collections, under special circumstances, we are able to answer some questions via email or phone. Please email our Collections Department at collections@sandiegohistory.org for any questions related to the photo collection, document archives, and 3-D object collection, which includes historic clothing, fine art, and ephemera, furniture and objects of everyday life.

Research Archives

Document Archives

Photograph Collection

Oral History Collection

Object Collection

Historic Clothing Collection

San Diego Art Collection

Journal of San Diego History