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Richmond Street Construction 1917
El Segundo Library Park 1930
Lawn Bowling in El Segundo 1950
Library Park and El Segundo High School 1959
El Segundo America Little League All Stars Team 1964

Local History

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We have a wealth of resources to help in your research of El Segundo history:

El Segundo History Committee

Members of the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library who are dedicated to preserving El Segundo's past. The History Committee maintains historic collections--including photographs, documents, yearbooks, and other items--in the Library's History Room.

History Room

With support from Library staff, the History Room is operated by History Committee volunteers. The room is open to the public from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month, and on most Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Before visiting, please call 310-524-2722 to confirm that the History Room is open. 

Appointments can also be made to see the historical collections by calling 310-364-0117 or by sending an email to the History Committee. We will make every effort to accommodate your visit!

El Segundo Photo Archives

An online selection of photographs from the earliest days of El Segundo up to the 1970s. These images represent a small portion of the photograph collection housed in the Library's History Room. Reprints can be ordered for private and research use.

El Segundo Herald Newspaper Online Database

Search and view this collection of digitally-preserved El Segundo Herald newspapers, covering the period of 1916 to 2013.