Welcome to the Maloof Digital Resource Collection located in the Pyramid Room

of Sam and Alfreda Maloof's Historic Home. 

The Maloof Digital Resource Collection offers the opportunity for scholars, museum professionals and researchers to view drawings, papers and furniture from the Maloof Collection and Archive.

The Maloof Digital Resource Collection is accessible by appointment only. 

Please complete the registration form prior to making an appointment.  Once you have completed the registration form, please email melanie.swezey@malooffoundation.org  for an appointment.

We suggest making your appointment at least 3 weeks in advance in order to give the staff ample time to research your request, more time may be needed depending on the nature of the request.

Use of the Maloof Digital Resource Collection:

  • The Maloof Digital Resource Collection is open to scholars and the general public; however, children are not permitted.

  • All researchers must sign and complete the Research Application Form, which can be downloaded here.  Please be as specific as possible in your request.

  • Researchers must produce some form of official identification.

  • Researchers are asked to lock up coats, briefcases, purses, backpacks and other personal belongings in the secure cloak room.

  • Food, drink, and ink pens are not allowed in the Maloof Digital Resource Collection.

  • Bottled water is allowed

  • All cell phones must be on silent or vibrate mode.  Please take any calls or conversations outside.

  • The use of personal computers is allowed.

  • Researchers may ask staff for photo copies.

  • Researchers may bring in pencils and paper for note taking.

  • Depending on the documents, item or object, photographs may be allowed. Please check with Archivist prior to taking photos.

  • Documents and/or objects are not to be removed from the Maloof Digital Resource Collection.

  • Permission to reproduce materials does not imply permission to publish or use this material for any purposes other than reference.  If you have specific questions about copyright restrictions, please consult staff


Care and Handling of Documents/Objects:

  • Please ensure that your hands are clean

  • Gloves will be provided for objects that are especially sensitive to damage from direct handling.

  • Handle all original items with care at all times

  • Do not disturb the orders of papers within a folder or file

  • Do not mark on any of the papers

The Maloof Foundation and Maloof Digital Resource Collection reserves the right to deny any requests.

Maloof  Digital Resource Collection

Located in the Pyramid Room

Temporarily Closed 

At this time we are unable to accept any requests.


"I enjoy coming to the Maloof house - and often bring friends and family there. The place is wonderful, the house and grounds - the gift store - everything is a true delight. The staff is always very nice. Thanks for being there to all."  - Melissa 


"Excellent presentation superior cultural-historical-artistic resource.." - Jane


“This is a very special place, dedicated to one of the great woodworkers of our time. ... It is visually stunning and at the same time presents a flow and feel of relaxation. I think you must see it some time. Put it on your bucket list! Special place to visit.”  -H. G. Smith


"What a genius Mr. Maloof was. I feel honored to have experienced this tour." - Liz

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts is a member of the Historic Artists' Homes and Studios program (HAHS) of the National Trust for Preservation.  HAHS is a coalition of 30 museums that were homes and working studios of American artists. Come, witness creativity!

Maloof Service Animal Policy

The Maloof welcomes all visitors, including those assisted by a service animal. Visitors with a registered service animal are permitted in all publicly accessible areas.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Maloof recognizes only dogs as Service Animals. These animals are specifically trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Guests who use service animals must retain control of their animal at all times, and are required to keep them on a leash or harness while visiting.


Emotional support animals are not recognized as service animals under the ADA; we apologize for the inconvenience, however, The Maloof is unable to accommodate them. 






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The Maloof is a Smoke Free Facility.

Smoking is not allowed anywhere

on the property or in the parking lots.







How does the state define an e-cigarette?

Tobacco product means “a product containing, made, or derived from tobacco or nicotine that is intended for human consumption [including] an electronic device that delivers nicotine or other vaporized liquids to the person inhaling from the device, including, but not limited to, an electronic cigarette, cigar, pipe, or hookah…”
Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22950.5(d)(1) (2019)Cal. Health & Safety Code § 104495(8)(A) (2019)


Public Days & Hours:

Saturdays 10AM - 4PM

Gates open at 9:45AM


For Home Tours: 

Please click HERE for Home Tour information and times



General Information:

Phone 909.980.0412
Email: info@malooffoundation.org

Address: 5131 Carnelian St.

Alta Loma, CA 91701

(use Rancho Cucamonga for GPS)


Foundation Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation Offices will be closed on the following holidays :

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Presidents' Day

Memorial Day

July 4th

Labor Day

Veterans Day


Christmas Eve


New Year's Eve

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts acknowledge the Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Tongva world, including the Los Angeles Basin, South Channel Islands, San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, and portions of Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties) and are grateful to have the opportunity to work for the Taraaxatom (Indigenous peoples) in this place. As institutions located on unceded Indigenous land, we pay our respects to Honuukvetam (ancestors), 'Ahiihirom (elders), and ̓Evoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present, and emerging.

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