The extensive physical and digital archives of the Laguna Woods History Center are available for your personal research under the supervision of one of our trained archivists, who will give you all the guidance you need.

To access documents as well as digital files, please telephone (949) 206-0150 in advance, to request a research appointment.  One of our archivists will return your call, set your appointment, and work personally with you to help find files related to your search.  Our all-volunteer unpaid staff will try to accommodate your preferred appointment time if at all possible.

You may be surprised how much fun research can be, especially if you discover the exact information you want.  Plus you likely will find context for your research that may be even more interesting.

You will be using the only purpose-built local history archives in Orange County so you may take pride in the Laguna Woods History Center because it really is Your Place in Local History.

We look forward to hearing from you. 


Copyright & Legal Use Notice:
All photocopies and reproductions, regardless of whether or not a copyright notice appears on the item(s) that are photocopied or reproduced, may be subject to copyright law. The Copyright Law of the United States (Title17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies and other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the copyright law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish photocopies and reproductions of copyrighted works. One of the conditions is that photocopies and reproductions are not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.” If a user uses photocopies or reproductions for purposes beyond what is deemed “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. While the Laguna Woods History Center reserves the right to refuse any photocopy or reproduction request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would violate copyright law, the undersigned assumes sole responsibility for ascertaining copyright status, as well as researching and complying with all applicable laws, copyright or otherwise, regardless of their inclusion in this notice.