Collection updates
March 13, 2020

Special Collections & University Archives employees are constantly working to process recently acquired collections and make those materials ready for use by students, faculty, and researchers.

Each quarter, we will provide a list of the UCR Library's newly processed archival and primary source collections. Check out this list to see if there are any items that fit your research area, or share with a friend!

Below you'll find brief descriptions and links to the finding aids or collection guides for each new collection. To use any of these materials, simply click the "Request Items" button at the top to submit a request, and log in with our Special Collections Request System. For more on conducting research in Special Collections, see this page.

Per the County of Riverside Public Health mandate, SCUA will be closed until April 3, 2020, at least. Check here for updates throughout the COVID-19 closure.

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Newly Processed Collections - Spring 2020​

Kenneth Turner papers (WRCA 246)

Assorted materials and documents relating to water rights including Tahoe basin, Hetch-Hetchy, and Glen Canyon Dam.


Sierra Club El Dorado Project (WRCA 239)

Collection contains environmental impact statements, correspondence, and court pleadings relating to the El Dorado project (No. 184) of the American River in California.


Homer Aschmann papers (UA 123)

Homer Aschmann was a professor of geography and one of the founding faculty of UCR. This collection contains articles, biographical essays, slides, notes, and other materials pertaining to his academic tenure.


Martin Barnes papers (UA 278)

Martin Barnes was a professor of entomology and plant pathology and a member of the founding faculty at UCR. This collections contains articles, slides, newsletters, correspondence, and other materials related to his research.


James M. Wallace papers (UA 341)

James Wallace’s long academic career started at the Citrus Experiment Station and he continued on as a founding faculty member at UCR. He was a renowned expert in citrus virus diseases and this collection contains a variety of materials related to his research career.


University of California, Riverside, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) records (UA 380)

This collection contains reports, correspondence, minutes, and other materials documenting  the operations of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at UCR.