The Quinn Archive

The Quinn Research Center’s archive features the living history of Santa Monica’s churches, businesses, summer schools, sports, social clubs, and more. In 2021-2022, the archive was digitized by the Quinn Research Center, Grace Lauren, a graduate student at UCLA’s MLIS program, and Kathy Lo, Santa Monica Public Library’s Research Librarian.

On this page are a small sampling of historical items in the vast Quinn Archive. Click the images to enlarge or begin a slideshow. To visit the archive in person, contact the QRC here. To access the archive online through Santa Monica Public Library’s Digital Archives, click the button below.