Huell Howser Archives


Out of an abundance of caution and in conjunction with the current Chapman University response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the California’s Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archives are suspending and postponing any tours, scheduled visits, and walk-in visits for the immediate future. Our staff personnel will still be available (via email) for research and general information requests and our video archive is still functioning. We apologize for the inconvenience and will keep you updated as circumstances change.

Please visit CU Safely Back to stay up to date with Chapman University’s most current COVID-19 guidelines.


California’s Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archives

The joy that the late TV legend Huell Howser shared with generations of Californians infuses a new permanent exhibit, sponsored by the Automobile Club of Southern California, housed in Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries. The exhibit includes images, text, and artifacts, which outline Howser’s career and legacy in California.

The Video Archives

Did you know? The Huell Howser video archives is an online repository for Huell Howser’s programs. Learn how to find your favorite episodes here and visit the video archives by pressing the button below.

Please note: Chapman University and the Huell Howser Archives do not produce, sell, or distribute DVD copies of the Huell Howser Archives. To view an episode, please visit the video archives.

View the Video Archives

Plan Your Visit

Contact us for details on conducting research in the archives. The exhibit is currently closed to the public.
Phone: (714) 532-7776
Email: or

Exhibit Parking

Summer and weekend visitors may park in the Lastinger Parking Structure located on Walnut Avenue. Weekday visitors during the school year have the following options:

  • Knott Studios Lot (283 N. Cypress)
  • West Campus Structure (230 N. Cypress)

There is a shuttle that will stop at each of these lots. Visitors may consult this parking map for further information. Weekday visitors after 4 p.m. may park in the Lastinger Structure. Handicapped visitors with a valid placard may park in the Lastinger Structure at all times.

For further information, please call Parking Services at (714) 997-6560, (714) 997-6543, or If it is during the weekend please contact Public Safety Dispatch for assistance at (714) 997-6763.

Supporting California’s Gold

Huell Howser brought warmth and generosity into this world through his life and work, creating a legacy that will continue to delight and educate generations. To support the legacy of Huell Howser’s life and work, donations can be made to one of these two funds: California’s Gold Scholarship Endowment and California’s Gold Collection Endowment