Local History


Henry Meade Williams Local History Department
Park Branch Library, Mission Street and Sixth Avenue

The Local History Department is the archives for Carmel-by-the-Sea, and is devoted to acquiring, preserving, and making available historically significant items concerning the history of Carmel. These collections include: photographs, books, letters, diaries, programs, manuscripts, maps, scrapbooks, and works of art. 

Local History is CLOSED due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For research help, please call 831-624-4629 or email hml.localhist@gmail.com.

Digital Collections


Houses & Buildings

Historic Building Brochures



Oral History