The LACMA Archive Project

The Archives of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is currently being established through a generous grant from the Getty Foundation as a part of its special initiative "On the Record: Art in L.A. 1945–1980". The Archives will be the repository for LACMA's institutional records of enduring value; collecting, preserving and making them accessible through the Balch Research Library. The Archives also includes a select number of collections relating to artists and others who have made important contributions to the Museum.

For additional information please contact the Balch Research Library by calling 323 857-6118 or sending an email to

Finding Aids

As archival collections are processed, finding aids describing the nature and contents of each collection will be posted on the web site of the Online Archive of California. Their database of archival collections from all over the state of California allows you to search across multiple institutions for materials relevant to your research topic in one place. Learn more about the Online Archive of California.

Search across all of LACMA’s available finding aids:

Or select from the list below:
Eleanor Antin, 100 Boots Feedback, 1968-1974, Bulk 1970-1974
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Exhibition Records, 1973-2003
Michael G. Wilson collection of Félicien Rops Letters and Other Material, 1854-1913
Modern Art Art and Technology Records, 1967-2007, Bulk 1967-1971
Papers of Michael and Dorothy Blankfort, 1964-1995
Photo Services Department Art and Technology Slides, 1970-1971
Photo Services Department Campus and Building Slides, 1964-1992
Public Information Office Records, 1973-1974
Artist and gallery ephemera, Bulk 1965-1990

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