Library & Print Archives

The Banning Archives and Library preserve the history of the Banning family and the region of southern California where they lived and worked.

Take a closer look at some of our Archival Collections.

  • Historic Photograph Collection
  • George Hugh Banning Collection
  • Postcards and Ephemera
  • Maps

The collections include photographs of Banning family members, the Banning Residence and grounds, and the communities of Wilmington and San Pedro. In addition, we have historic maps and blue prints for the Banning Residence, Banning Park and areas of Los Angeles and Southern California.

The Library includes hundreds of rare books from the 19th century as well as guest books, scraps books, postcards and ephemera.

The Library and Archives are open to researchers by appointment. To schedule a visit, please contact (310) 548-7777.