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Research Collections

About the Collection

The collection of the Coronado Historical Association consists of over 20,000 photos, 1,400 three-dimensional artifacts, 50 oral history interviews, and thousands of paper records. Our non-circulating library has hundreds of books relating to Coronado.

Digital Collection

Our entire photograph collection is now online! 

Prints of photographs in our collection can be ordered through the database.

To search the database, click here.

Photograph Rights and Reproductions

High quality photo prints from our collection may be ordered for personal use either through our online database, or in person at our Museum Store, please contact our Registrar/Curator of Collections. 

For other commercial photograph use (publications, advertising, website and film use, etc.), please contact our Registrar/Curator of Collections. 


Our collection and non-circulating library are available Monday through Wednesday from 1 pm to 3 pm to researchers with an appointment.  For more information about research, click here.


We are continuously expanding our collection and welcome donations of Coronado artifacts and photographs.  If you are interested in donating an artifact to our collection and would like more information, please click here

Become a member

We preserve and share Coronado's unique and wonderful history with intriguing exhibits and innovative programs for all ages.


  • Free admission to the Museum of History & Art
  • Two complimentary tickets to our Historic Walking Tour of Coronado
  • Invites to members-only events
  • ...and much more!
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