Santa Ana History Room....Where
the past is present
Within the Santa Ana Public Library is a very special facility -- the Santa
Ana History Room -- with collections of Santa Ana, Orange County, and
The past is present in the form of books, maps, photographs, oral histories,
clippings, scrapbooks, slides, etc. Santa Ana and Orange County crisscross
directories and Orange County telephone directories are sources of
information on early residents and buildings.
A biography index to Santa Ana and Orange County names, a Santa Ana building
and business index, and a non-book material index are available. California
and local magzines dating from the later 1800s are shelved in the Santa Ana
The Library has early Santa Ana newspapers on microfilm in its Periodical
section. Bound copies of newspapers are located in the Santa Ana History
The Santa Ana History Room is located in the Santa Ana Public Library, main
facility, 26 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701 (on Civic Center Drive,
a few blocks west of Main St.). Their phone number is (714) 647-5267. For
their current hours, check their link below.
Santa Ana History Room link.