Find us around the Web.
The following links take you to Occidental's materials contributed to each organization. For updates about Special Collections exhibits, events, new acquisitions, information about the College’s past, and more go to our Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr pages.
In 2011, Occidental College partnered with Archive-it, a non-profit service of the Internet Archive, to establish a web archive to preserve and make accessible the history of our college and websites related to Northeast Los Angeles. Special Collections and Information Technology design and schedule crawls on a quarterly basis with the Archive-It technology. The launch of the Occidental College Web Archive was made possible by a gift from Occidental alumna Kristin H. Mandt '70 P'97.
Archive-It serves as Occidental College Special Collection's web repository. To reach Oxy's page click here.
Calisphere is the University of California's free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 200,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history.
Special Collections contributes documents and images to Calisphere from our collections pertaining to Los Angeles history.
Callimachus is a service of SCELC, providing consortial access to CONTENTdm from OCLC and technical support for California libraries digitization projects.
We use Callimachus as a database for our digital items. Our materials in Callimachus include the Japanese American Relocation collection, the Stereograph collection, the Bill Henry collection, the Railroading collection, Southern California Architecture collection, and the Barack Obama, U.S. President and Alumnus collection. For help with browsing our digital archive, please use the tools below.
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Historypin is a collaboration between the nonprofit group We Are What We Do and Google. It brings together people from around the world to share photos by "pinning" them on a map.
Special Collections draws from our college’s visual history in order to contribute images of Eagle Rock and the surrounding area since the early 1900s. Click here to link Oxy's page.
L.A. as Subject is a research alliance dedicated to preserving and improving access to the raw material of Los Angeles history. With an online directory of more than 230 separate collections, L.A. as Subject ensures that researchers know what materials are available, where they are located, and how to access them. To link to Oxy's Special Collections page click here.
LibGuides serves as a gateway to Special Collection's exhibits. The online collections include Japanese Relocation During WWII, Robinson Jeffers, Ernesto Galarza, Bessie Beatty, Railroads, Miniature Books, John Speed, Banned Books: Shakespeare Censored, Bill Henry, Glee Club History, The Young Years, and American Frontiers.
Occidental College Special Collections is a contributor to the Online Archive of California, a component of the California Digital Library. The OAC holds materials from over 120 libraries, archives, museums and other institutions in California. Over 170,000 materials have been digitized and kept within this database for researchers to use.
The OAC hosts a finding guide and details on our collections such as the Bill Henry, Japanese American Relocation, Robinson Jeffers, OxyCorps, Ray F. Risdon, Ward Ritchie, and Pat Yeoman collections. A full list of our collections in OAC are available here.