Collection updates
December 7, 2018

Special Collections & University Archives staff 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 the list below 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.

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Newly Processed Collections - Winter 2018

Blake Gumprecht papers (WRCA 283)

The Blake Gumprecht papers are a collection of research materials from Gumprecht’s book on the Los Angeles River, published in 2001 while an assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, maps, and audio visual materials pertaining to the 20th century history of the Los Angeles River and Aqueduct.


Jack Hirschman papers (MS 217)

This collection consists of notes, poems, manuscripts, correspondence, artwork and other materials pertaining to Jack Hirschman, an American poet and social activist. Topics of his work relate to politics, love, death, and sorrow with allusions to history.


Morrisson Wong papers (UA 099)

The Morrisson Wong papers are a collection of research materials compiled as part of Wong’s PhD dissertation in1977. The majority of the collection is related to the Japanese-American experience in Riverside, CA and the Inland Empire in the first half of the 20th century. These materials include interviews, family histories, newspaper clippings, and audio/visual materials. Also included in the collection are materials pertaining to the excavation of Chinatown in Riverside.


City and County of Riverside, CA (MS 090)

The City and County of Riverside collection is an assortment of materials from the areas around the city and county of Riverside, CA. Contents include photographs, pamphlets, event programs and more dating back to the late 1800s.