Research Center

Visit our archives! Inquire below.

Our Research Center, generously funded in part by The Bakersfield Californian Foundation, houses the Kern County Museum archives. Make an appointment to view historical photographs, newspapers, and other documents. Please contact Lori Wear, Curator of Collections, fill out the form below.

Historical Photo Collection

The Research Center houses thousands of historical photographs. Copies may be ordered for public use. For more information, please fill out the form below.

Please read Vendor Rules and Regulations before submitting an application. After your application has been processed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to pay the vendor space fee.

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