Bison Historical Photographic Archives

Covering Los Angeles and Southern California

Bison Archives photographic collection specializes in the history of the motion picture and television industry in the United States. From photographs of film studios to candid photos of movie stars and celebrities, Bison Archives contains some of the most unusual images that have appeared in major magazines, newspapers and motion pictures around the world.

Bison Archives photographic collection contains images from around the Southern California area covering history, architecture, and culture. Researchers from Hollywood to Beverly Hills to Long Beach use our collection for identification, preservation and historical purposes.

Bison Archives photographic collection is seen in books, publications, films, buildings, restaurants, banks, clubs, malls, homes, amusement parks, film studio tours, museums, national parks, state parks, universities, schools, public buildings, etc.

Bison Archives was formed in 1971 as a historical research photographic archives resulting from research on the preparation of a book on the history of American motion picture studios. In addition to the studios book, other historical projects were developed and realized through the use of the archives’ historical photograph holdings.

Bison Archives is affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Margaret Herrick Library at the Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study.

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