We hope the following links about Southern California's architectural and cultural heritage inspire you to explore the rich legacy of our built environment. Pleaseemail usif a link is no longer valid. Enjoy!
Arcspace.com- Image library of architectural photos in Southern California and beyond.
Built in America- Library of Congress collection on historic American buildings.
Changing Times- UCLA archive of Los Angeles in photographs from the Daily News.
LAPL Photo Archives- Searchable database of thousands of historical photos from the Los Angeles Public Library's photo archives.
Online Archive of California- A digital information resource that facilitates and provides access to materials such as manuscripts, photographs, and works of art held in libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions across California.
Getty Research Institute- Including the archives of the seminal architectural photographer, Julius Shulman, Pierre Koenig, and John Lautner.
Cal Poly Pomona Library Archive- The ENV Archives-Special Collections is an extremely significant collection of records on southern California modernism. The principal collections represent the architectural works of Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Richard J. Neutra, Donald Wexler, and Francis Dean.
LA Heritage Alliance: The Los Angeles Heritage Alliance works to support heritage organizations in Los Angeles to more effectively promote and preserve the region’s heritage through increased communications.
Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design- A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovative art, architecture, design, and urbanism. The Forum generates events, initiates publications, and instigates discussion to engage both design professionals and the broader community in Los Angeles and beyond.
LA ModCom- Educational and preservation advocacy organization dedicated to mid-century modern architecture in Los Angeles.
MAK Center- Stewards of the R.M. Schindler Kings Road Studio, tours, art exhibits and other educational and cultural programs
Palm Springs Modern Committee- Education and preservation advocacy organization dedicated to preserving the modern architectural legacy of Palm Springs
Pasadena Heritage- Preserves and protects the historic, architectural, and cultural resources of the City of Pasadena through advocacy, education, and oral histories.
Photo Friends- Non-profit organization supporting the Los Angeles Public Library's photo collection through acquisition and educational events