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Long Beach and Local History: Home

Guide for research in Long Beach and local history, using a variety of research tools.

History of CSULB

Getting Help

See the links at the far right of this LibGuide to contact this subject librarian.

However, many of your questions can be answered by librarians at the Research & Information Desk, which is open most hours the library is.

Additional help options are available here.


This guide is designed to provide a introduction for coverage for research in Long Beach and local history, using a variety of research tools, either those which CSULB provides, or that are freely available on the Internet.

Long Beach Architecture Documentary

Watch CSULB produced Paul Revere Williams: A Legend in Architecture. Mr Williams was an influential Southern California African-American Architect who designed many buildings in the Long Beach area. Also available in the library.

Paul Revere Williams - A Legend in Architecture

Documentary highlighting the life of Paul Revere Williams, the first certified African American architect west of the Mississippi. "Architect to the Stars"