Special Collections and University Archives


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.

Graduate Student Research Internship in Special Collections and University Archives

To apply: please submit a copy of your CV, a cover letter, and a project proposal (maximum 1000 words) describing your research interests and identifying specifically which collections within Special Collections and University Archives you plan to work in. The link for students to apply is here.

If you have questions please contact either Cherry Williams at Special Collections, or Andrea Denny Brown at the Department of English.

Safety Guidelines and Precautions

Special Collections & University Archives is committed to the safety of its patrons and staff. All patrons and staff must properly wear a mask when indoors. Plexiglass has been installed on tables, hand sanitizer is available, and touchless check-in will be utilized.

To learn more about UCR’s campus-wide response, please visit Environmental Health & Safety.

Our Services

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

Find Our Collections

There are several ways to discover our collections:

  • UC Library Search contains records for books, serials, and other published items. Look for the easy-to-use "Request" button.
  • Online Archive of California (OAC) contains finding aids describing archives and manuscript collections. Look for the easy-to-use "Request" button.
  • Calisphere features digital collections from across the state. See just UCR collections here.

Upcoming Events & Workshops