Special Collections & College Archives
*We will be closed from July 7 to August 15 in order to focus on processing collections. During this time, staff will be available only by appointment--sorry, no walk-in service for materials or research requests. As you prepare for the academic year or need materials from the College archives, please schedule an appointment with us; we will be glad to help.
The Special Collections and College Archives department, located on the third floor of the Library, houses Oxy’s collection of rare books, visual media, sound recordings and other primary source and rare materials that support the College’s teaching mission. It is also home to the historical records of the College which consist of faculty and alumni files, student publications, campus photos, and administrative files. Many of our collections are showcased in various exhibits throughout the library as well as online.
We support research for the Oxy community as well as the public and welcome all inquiries. Faculty members are encouraged to contact us for suggestions on how primary sources can help enhance the curriculum and are invited to bring their students to our reading room for viewings and demonstrations.
Learn more about our holdings and services in College History, Collections, Northeast Los Angeles History, Visual/Book Arts and Online Resources. For more information on access, policies and staff contacts, please go to Research Services. To follow new exhibits, events, acquisitions and collections in Special Collections just like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!