Welcome to CalArchNet

The California Architectural Archives Network (CalArchNet)


Founded in 2016, CalArchNet (pronounced Cal-Ark-Net) is comprised of library, archive, and museum professionals who collect, organize, describe, preserve, promote, interpret, exhibit, and facilitate access to records about the built environment in California. CalArchNet provides a twice-yearly forum so this group of professionals may:

  • Learn more about California architecture
  • Understand the ways California architecture records are used
  • Share information and expertise
  • Seek advice
  • Build a community committed to standard practices that improve operations and services
  • Bring greater visibility to collections and programs


CalArchNet is currently focused on exposing California architecture collections and making them easier for researchers at all levels to find. Leveraging existing platforms like the Online Archive of California (OAC) and creating basic records for collections without finding aids are ways CalArchNet is working to make California architectural records more discoverable.


If you work in a library, archives, or museum with architectural records and you would like to join a community working towards these aims and more, simply contact calarchnet@gmail.com or join our Google Group.

Next Meeting

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Friday, October 19, 2018

This date is timed to coincide with the Archives Bazaar at USC which will take place on Saturday, the 20th, as well as the Huntington's upcoming exhibition in the West Hall of the library entitled: Architects of a Golden Age: Highlights from The Huntington's Southern California Architecture Collection.