Native American Studies

Located in: Tomás Rivera Library, Special Collections & University Archives

The Library’s collection supports the Native American Studies program’s interests in the historical, social, anthropological, economic, aesthetic, community, and cultural aspects of Native American peoples, including tribal sovereignty and self-determination. Particular emphasis is placed upon materials supporting the study of California and Southwestern Native American cultures.

The Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian is one of the collection’s paramount strengths, consisting of about 7,000 volumes and more than 9,000 documents, pamphlets, tape recordings, slides and artwork.