Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections and University Archives will be open by appointment only for at least the summer quarter (June 17 - September 23, 2024), due to upcoming building construction projects. To make an appointment to view materials during this time, please submit a request through our appointment calendar. We will provide updates on any additional disruption due to the projects as more information is available.

About Us

Special Collections & University Archives houses archives and manuscript collections, photographs, maps, books, and other rare or unique research material that document a wide range of subject areas. Our reading room is located on the 4th floor of the Tomás Rivera Library.

We offer many services to help you access and interact with our collections. You may:

Publications Citing Our Collections

Materials from our collections have been cited by scholars and researches to create a wide range of publications. These works are linked below.

Statement of Inclusion and Equity

On January 5, 2021, the Heads of Special Collections for the University of California Libraries released a statement on inclusion and equity in Special Collections, Archives, and Distinctive Collections. The complete statement can be found at the following link:

Statement on Inclusion and Equity in Special Collections, Archives, and Distinctive Collections in the University of California Libraries