Digitization Services continuously works to digitize library collections in an ongoing effort to preserve and improve access to library holdings for use by students, faculty, and others.
The UCR Library utilizes the Calisphere digital collections platform to provide free online access to our unique and historically important materials for research, teaching, and exploration. There are currently more than 18,000 digital items from the UCR Library available on Calisphere, https://calisphere.org/UCR/collections/.
Below you’ll find brief descriptions and links to those digital collections that have been recently launched online.
Edith Hipkins collection of British artists' letters (MS 268)
This complete digital collection contains correspondence from numerous British artists, during the 19th and early 20th centuries, received and collected by British painter Edith Hipkins.
Samuel C. Evans collection on the Riverside Land and Irrigation Company (MS 001)
This complete digital collection contains documents pertaining to water rights and land ownership in Riverside and San Bernardino counties during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Includes materials pertaining to the Jurupa Ditch and Trujillo Ditch companies, the Riverside Land and Irrigation Company, and the Bandini Donation.
Tuskegee Airmen collection (MS 176)
This digital collection contains select images and oral histories pertaining to the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American pilots who served in World War II as part of the Unites States Army Air Corps.
University of California, Riverside, sound and video recordings (UA 373)
The collection consists of select audio recordings documenting various events held on the UC Riverside campus including the 1954 Dedication of the University of California College of Letters and Sciences at Riverside and on-campus lectures delivered by Ray Bradbury, Alex Haley, and others.