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Autry National Center

Griffith Park Campus/Autry Library
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, Ca. 90027-1462

Arroyo Campus/Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065-5030

Autry Library: (323) 667-2000 ext. 349
Braun Research Library: (323) 221-2164 ext. 255

Autry Library: (323) 660-5721
Braun research Library: (323) 224-8223


Contact: Marva R. Felchlin, Director, Autry Library and Research Services

Web site:

Autry Institute:

Institution Type: Museum, Library, Research Center


Description: The Autry Library’s Route 66 collecting areas cover the history of the trans-Mississippi West, tourism, fine art, women in the West, the making, marketing and consumption of popular Western entertainment, and the perceptions of the region worldwide. Route 66 collections held by the Braun Research Library include materials related to Native American Studies, Arizona and California histories; anthropology; ethnography and archeology.

Regions Covered: Trans-Mississippi West, American Southwest, Arizona and California

Type of Materials: Books (and rare books), serials, maps, photographs, manuscript and archive collections, artwork, tourist related publications and ephemera, DVD’s and CD’s, and museum artifacts

Time Periods: Route 66 related collections date from the 19th century to the present


Facility Hours:
Autry National Center in Griffith Park:
Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM;
Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM – 5 PM
Reservations not required.

Research Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM
Libraries open to the public by appointment only.

Application for research:

Research Fellowships:

Online Research/Catalogue System:
Library catalog:

Digital database Collections Online:

Casa de Adobe, Los Angeles, CA – Casa Hostesses Sra. De Schoneman and Mrs. Harrington, circa 1930, Unidentified photographer, silver print. Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center; S5.166


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