Special Collections & College Archives

A photo from the Occidental College archives of the campus under construction

The Special Collections and College Archives department 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.

Located on the third floor (new wing) of the Library, 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 work with us to explore incorporating primary sources into learning experiences in class or on assignments. Faculty members are invited to bring students to our reading room for viewings and demonstrations. 

Learn more about our holdings and services in College History, CollectionsNortheast Los Angeles History, Visual/Book Arts and Online Resources. To make appointments for research or make research inquiries, visit Research Services. To follow new exhibits, events, acquisitions and collections in Special Collections just like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

Contact Us

Special Collections and College Archives 

Staff

Dale Stieber, Special Collections Librarian and College Archivist
dstieber@oxy.edu

Anne Mar, Assistant College Archivist and Metadata Specialist
amar@oxy.edu

Helena de Lemos, Special Collections Instruction & Research Librarian
hdelemos@oxy.edu

Eli Chartkoff, Digitization Specialist
echartkoff@oxy.edu