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James R. Parks Library and Archives

The mission of the Library and Archives (LAA) is to provide exemplary stewardship for its renowned collections, inspire scholarship by a multidisciplinary research community, and fuel discussion about the past, present and future of the American West. We strive to actively connect Autry visitors to book and archive collections in exhibition galleries and public programs, through engaging outreach and diverse collaborations.

In support of the Autry’s Resources Center Core Values, the LAA has also taken an active role in consulting with different Native nations and indigenous communities on how to best describe and manage holdings that are under review for or contain culturally sensitive information or restricted tribal knowledge. We also encourage researchers to foster similar relationships and practices.

The LAA is open to researchers by appointment only. Hours are Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and closed for major holidays and the last week of December. Please fill out the LAA Researcher Application Form to request an appointment.

For general question, please fill out the General Questions Form and follow the Autry on Twitter @TheAutry

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of the American West acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). We recognize that the Autry Museum and its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

The Autry Museum in Griffith Park

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.
Map and Directions

Free parking for Autry visitors.

Tuesday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Food Trucks are available on select days, contact us for details at 323.495.4252.
The cafe is temporarily closed until further notice.