Historical Museum Collections

General Collection & Exhibits

Photo of W.P. Whitsett

Whitsett Photo Collection
Photos of Van Nuys Co-Founder and Metropolitan Water District Emeritus Chair W.P. Whitsett.

Colleges Hallway

The Los Angeles Valley College Photo Collection
A collection of photos showing LAVC from as early as the 1950's

First Residents of the San Fernando Valley

San Fernando Valley Oral History Collection (Streaming Online)
Listen to interviews of early San Fernando Valley residents conducted by Dr. Dodson, founder of LAVC Historical Museum.

Old Agriculture Tools

The Agriculture Collection
Includes tools used at the turn of 1900 in the San Fernando Valley as well as artwork from that era.

Photo of Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali Collection
The Museum has a number of Lithographs and art by famous artist Salvador Dali.

Photo of Austin Conover

Austin Conover Library.
A collection of books about the San Fernando Valley can be found and viewed here.

Photo of Tom Bradley

Valley Photos donated by Mayor Tom Bradley
Former L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley donated his personal collection of photographs of the San Fernando Valley in 1988.

Picture of Ladies

The Ladies Collection
period clothing, make-up, and artwork from the 1930’s.

Office Hours and Location

By Appointment Only

The LAVC Historical Museum is open to the general public. The Museum is located on the second floor of the Library & Academic Resource Center


Xiaoyang Liu Behlendorf
Email: liux@lavc.edu
Phone: (818) 947-2373
Phone: (818) 947-2762