Collection updates
December 17, 2019

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.

SCUA will be open to the public during winter quarter 2020 on weekdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Check here for closures or other changes to our regular hours.

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Newly Processed Collections - Winter 2020​

Poul and Karen Anderson papers (MS 040)

This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of science fiction and fantasy authors Poul and Karen Anderson. These materials document the writing and publishing process and their involvement with the science fiction community and other organizations such as the Society for Creative Anachronism and Sherlockiana groups. Items in the collection include correspondence, manuscript drafts, notes, diaries, personal records, artwork, memorabilia and ephemera from various conventions and events.


Lillian Bonham papers (MS 012)

Lillian Bonham was an artist and the second wife of bohemian actor, poet, and social critic Sadakichi Hartmann. Bonham’s papers primarily include her personal diaries, starting as a teenager in rural New Jersey through her adult life with Hartmann in Colorado and southern California, as well as correspondence and art. These materials are a wonderful snapshot into everyday life at the end of the 19th century and a glimpse into the bohemian culture of the early 20th century.


African Student Programs (UA 388)

This collection contains press clippings, fliers, and other material documenting the African American student experience at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) and the subsequent role of UCR African Student Programs.


Native American Student Programs (UA 011)

This collection contains fliers, pamphlets, and other material regarding Native American Student Programs (NASP) at the University of California, Riverside which serves students of Native American descent and heritage. Primarily contains information about NASP related events.


Associated Students of UCR records (UA 354)

This collection contains documents, publications and other material on the Associated Students of the University of California at Riverside (ASUCR), an undergraduate student government body. The bulk of the collection consists of information on amendments to the ASUCR Election Code and the constitution and bylaws of ASUCR


Jan Erickson collection of oral history interviews (UA 144)

 This collection includes typed transcripts, audiocassettes, and videocassettes from an oral history project conducted betweeen 1992 and 2002 by Jan Erickson, former Administrative Assistant to Chancellor Raymond L. Orbach. The interviews include facts and historical details pertaining to key individuals associated with the campus in an aim to depict the evolution of the University of California, Riverside.


Alumni and former students collection (UA 332)

This collection contains articles, a business card, and other material on alumni and former students of the University of California, Riverside. Mostly contains information on Commander John Kirk Ferguson, USN (Ret.).


Terry Carr collection on Science Fiction Fandom (MS 359)

This collection contains fliers, correspondence, fanzines, newspaper clippings, ballots, materials related to the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA, and other material on Science Fiction fandom collected by Terry Carr.


Jaymee Goh papers (MS 427)

The collection contains drafts, notes and other materials related to works of science fiction and fantasy written by author Jaymee Goh, including drafts from her works created at the 2016 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop.


Science Fiction Poetry Association Records (MS 307)

This collection contains publications, ballots, and other material from the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Includes issues of Star*Line and the Rhysling Anthology.


Charles W. McLaughlin photographs (MS 125)

This collection contains the negatives of Charles W. McLaughlin's photographic work documenting the Inland Empire of Southern California (San Bernardino and Riverside counties). The photographs span more than a sixty year period showing the region's development from a rural/agricultural area to a more urban one. Most of the subject matter is landscapes, architecture, and people within the San Bernardino mountains, but areas and landmarks outside of the Inland Empire are included as well. The collection covers material from about 1850 to 1984.