Photographic materials held in the San Diego Natural History Museum Research LIbrary include prints, 35 mm slides, lantern slides, glass negatives, and videos, mostly from the time period 1918–1980. A small but significant amount of prints are collated in photograph albums.

Following are titles and brief descriptions of captioned albums. Most of the albums contain black and white prints, with an average of four prints per page. Note that the photo albums constitute only a fraction of the image archives.

  • Scenes in Lower California, Mexico (135 pages) 1923–1926, 1936
    Includes trips by L.M. Huey, Clinton G. Abbott, and others, to Sierra San Pedro Martir, Sierra Juarez, Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Scammon Lagoon.

  • Guadalupe Island and scenes en route  (45 pages) 1923–1926
    Includes July 1923, August 1924 and June 1926 trips to Guadalupe Island. The August 1924 trip is particularly well-documented.

  • Scenes on Coronado Islands, Mexico  (22 pages) 1924–1925
    Includes  trips to the Coronado Islands in 1924 and a trip to San Clemente Island, California, 1925.
  • Whaling scenes  (17 pages) 1926
    A trip to  Trinidad Whaling Station, Humboldt County, California. July 12–Aug 31, 1926. Includes pictures of the Trinidad coast, the whaling boat and activities, black-footed albatross, fin-backed whale, and California gray whale.
  • Scenes in country other than Lower California, including plant studies, scenes showing Museum's truck and staff collecting specimens  (84 pages) 1923–1926
    Includes Bard, California; Laguna Dam, Colorado River and Picacho, Imperial County, California; mountains, bridges, dams, Thousand Palm Canyon, San Diego County.