Huell Howser Archives

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.

Use our LibGuide to learn how to navigate and use the Huell Howser Archives’ resources.


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.

For users experiencing video player issues, this is caused by a web browser cache issue. Fixes for this issue includes using a different web browser, resetting browser cache, or using a private/incognito mode. Instructions on how to reset browser cache or use a private browser in the following links:

Resetting browser cache: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/719
Private browsing: https://balsamiq.com/support/faqs/privatebrowsing/


Please note:
Chapman University and the Huell Howser Archives DO NOT produce, sell, or distribute physical and digital copies of the Huell Howser Video Archives. To view an episode, please visit the online video archives.

 

View the Video Archives


Plan Your Visit

Currently we are not accepting any tour or research appointments for the Huell Howser Archives as our exhibit space is undergoing renovations. Please check back with us early August to see if our exhibit has finished renovations. Our staff is still available to answer any questions via phone and email.
Hours: Closed (temporary)
Archives Phone: (714) 532-7780
Archives Email: calgold@chapman.edu or encarnac@chapman.edu

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


Exhibit and Archives Parking

For important information on parking, please visit Chapman University’s Visitor Parking. The following are campus parking locations. with varying availability throughout the day:

  • Anderson Parking Structure (previously Lastinger Parking Structure) – 300 E. Walnut Avenue — Limited Availability All Day
  • Barrera Parking Structure – 200 W. Sycamore Avenue — Limited Availability All Day
  • Cypress Lot – 400 N. Cypress — Available All Day
  • Marion Knott Studios Lot – 283 N. Cypress Street — Available All Day

The Event Parking Map indicates parking locations in reference to the main campus grounds. The California’s Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archives are located in the Leatherby Libraries, south of the Anderson Parking Structure (marked “AN”).

As for street parking, streets adjacent to the campus are reserved for Orange resident-only permit parking. Chapman University parking permits do not allow street parking privileges. The city permitted blocks are marked with red and white signs. Curb-side parking is only allowed if the curb borders a university-owned building and it is not street-sweeping day.

For further information, please call Parking Services at (714) 997-6560, (714) 997-6543, or email parking@chapman.edu. If it is after hours or 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