The Library maintains an extensive collection of materials documenting the history of El Segundo and environs from the early 1900s to the present day. The history collection includes historical photographs, slides, newspaper clippings, postcards and select images from the El Segundo High School yearbooks.
Topics within the Photo Archives include:
- Pictorial history of Standard Oil (now Chevron USA, Inc.) in El Segundo
- Downtown historic buildings and streets
- City Hall plaza and city buildings
- City employees and events of interest
- Beach areas
- Residential streets and private homes
- Local businesses, residents, visitors and more
The Photo Archives is intended for personal, educational and scholarly research. Members of the History Committee provide the identification and history of each photo in the archive.
*Reprint orders are unavailable until the library reopens.
High quality photographic reprints are available for a small fee. Unless otherwise arranged, prints are black and white on fiber paper with a semi-gloss finish. Sepia tone style can also be ordered at no extra charge.
Reprint orders must be pre-paid online, or with a money order or personal check (made out to the Friends of the El Segundo Public Library). High-resolution 300 dpi jpeg digital copies are also available via email.
- 4 x 6 $10
- 5 x 7 $12
- 8 x 10 $20
- 11 x 14 $30
- 16 x 20 $50
Reprint orders are usually ready within 14 business days. We will call you when the order is ready to be picked up at the El Segundo Public Library Circulation Desk during regular Library hours.