The Archives

Staffed by knowledgeable volunteers,  the Archives offer  a wide variety of research  materials focused on the San Pedro Bay area.

Open Mondays & Wednesdays from 1-4 PM
Room 626 at 638 S.Beacon Street, in San Pedro, CA
(310) 548-3208

The archive holdings consist of:

Annuals from Dana Junior High School, Dodson Junior High School, Fermin Lausen High School, Mary Star of the Sea High School, and San Pedro High School
Document File
~ Library of historical books and local authors
~ Maps:
          Large Map Collection
          Small Map Collection
Maps/Rolled Drawings
Microfilm from San Pedro newspapers
Newspaper Clippings File
Oral Interviews (on cassettes)
Pamphlet File
~ Pictures:
         Small Picture File
Large Picture File
         Oversize Pictures, Posters, Artwork, & Scrapbooks
Large Slides
Small Slides
~ Postcards


San Pedro Bay Historical Society encourages the identification, restoration and preservation of historic buildings and landmarks. It played a leading role in the creation of the Vinegar Hill Historic Preservation Overlay Zone and continues to work as an advocate for the historical appreciation of the entire San Pedro Bay area.

Given the Muller House in 1986, the SPBHS  restored the 1899 Colonial Revival home over the next four years to open it to the public as a museum in 1990.

See the Research Page for contacts and references to help with preservation and restoration.

Special Projects

Windows Into the Past  is the creation of downtown museum displays found in shop windows that combine to create a historical walking tour of the area. At the end of the year, a brochure of those places of interest was created to celebrate San Pedro’s 125th anniversary in 2013.