Special Collections & Manuscripts

Special Collections at the UCR Library consists of archival collections and related books documenting a wide range of subject areas that reflect the research needs and interests of the UCR community. This includes over 275 manuscript collections of both personal and family papers and organizational records, along with over 50,000 books, journals, and other print materials related to those collections.

Primary source materials that are contained in the archival collections include documents, photographs, diaries, correspondence, maps, sound/video recordings, artifacts, and more.

All Special Collections materials can be discovered using the library catalog, UC Library Search. Select digitized items from some archival collections can be found in the UC Riverside Special Collections and University Archives section on Calisphere.

Special Collections & Manuscripts

All Special Collections & Manuscript archival collections are listed below, separated into sub-areas by subject matter. For each of the collecting areas below, Special Collections also holds related print materials, which can be found by searching the Library Catalog