Cal State LA Special Collections

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5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032-8530
Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm
Azalea Camacho
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Cal State LA Special Collections

Cal State LA Special Collections
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA. 90032-8530

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Archive / Collection information

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) Special Collections and Archives supports the discovery, learning and engagement goals of the University by identifying, acquiring, preserving, and providing access to unique and rare materials of enduring value in support of the academic mission of the University, the educational and research needs of the Cal State LA academic community, scholars, and the research community at large

Special Collections and Archives collects unpublished and published materials relating to Cal State LA, local, regional, and state history.  Items may include but are not limited to unpublished works such as personal papers and manuscripts, institutional and university records, photographs, and ephemera. Published materials may include books, periodicals, newspapers, and posters.

The Cal State LA Library, Special Collections and Archives unit documents the history and culture of communities in Los Angeles. Areas of focus include publications in Los Angeles history, literature, the arts, and public official papers, and ethnic communities.


The Cal State LA Special Collections and Archives is a participant in the LAAS and ONE Archives Hidden Histories project.

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