University of California, Irvine Libraries Special Collections and Archives

Contact Information

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Address
Langson Library 5th floor PO Box 19557 Irvine, CA 92623-9557
Hours
11 - 5 M to F; summer/holidays: 1 - 5 M to F
Contact
(949) 824-3947
spcoll@uci.edu
Website

33.6471628, -117.8411294

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
Yes
Available to outside researchers?
Yes
Reservations required?
No
Onsite technology available
Yes
Catalog System
Collection level cataloging records for archives, manuscript collections, and rare books, are available online through http://antpac.lib.uci.edu/ and http://www.oac.cdlib.org/institutions/UC+Irvine
Repository
Yes

Management

Archive / Collection information

Special Collections and Archives houses the UC Irvine Libraries' collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, and other rare and special materials. Major collections include the Critical Theory Archive, the Southeast Asian Archive, and the University Archives, as well as in-depth collections on Orange County and California history, dance and performing arts, 20th-century political pamphlets, artists' books, rare books, and small press books. UCI’s collection documents the history of Orange County from the mission period through the present, in 3,000 books and pamphlets and more than 100 historical and contemporary archival and manuscript collections. Strengths include the Irvine Ranch, City of Irvine, Irvine Company, San Juan Capistrano Mission, city histories, ranchos, the 19th-century actress Helena Modjeska, environmental issues, politics, Disneyland, LGBT issues, and surfing. Materials include photographs, family papers, letters, oral history interviews, maps, postcards, newspapers, government documents, and an enormous collection of local ephemera (such as flyers and brochures).