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Archives and Collections
Established in 1967, University Archives and Special Collections preserves and provides access to the library’s rarest and most valuable original materials, supports curriculum, and preserves the University’s history. Our University Archives holdings include course catalogs, class schedules, oral history interviews, photographs, yearbooks, commencement materials, Master’s Theses, The Daily Titan and other campus publications, annual reports, media, and meeting minutes which document the University's history. Our Local History collections includes materials about Orange County, California, and other California cities and counties from 1776 - to date. It includes almost 4,000 cataloged books and pamphlets, correspondence, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, memorabilia, periodicals, posters, and photographs. The Freedom Center contains political campaign materials, newsletters, newspapers, journals, books, pamphlets, videos, flyers, and posters for the study of 20th Century alternative political, social, and religious movements.Within Special Collections are rare books, manuscript collections, fine press books, and antiquarian maps. Finding Aids for the Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, and Frank Herbert papers as well as our other manuscript collections are available on ArchivesSpace.