University Archives & Special Collections
Please note: UA&SC will be closed from December 18, 2017 - January 5, 2018.
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.
Inventories are available only through the Reading Room. Contact Patricia Prestinary with questions.
Within Special Collections are rare books, literary manuscripts, fine press books, local history materials, antiquarian maps, and much more. Some key collections are:
- Roy V. Boswell Collection for the History of Cartography
- Rare books, fine press books, trade bindings
- Science Fiction books, manuscripts, and periodicals
- Local history books, periodicals, and subject files
- Dr. Fairfax Proudfit-Walkup Theater Collection
- James Boyer May (Amsberry/May) Papers
The Freedom Center
The Freedom Center contains materials for the study of 20th Century alternative political, social, and religious movements. Topics include literature on labor, anti-communist, anti-war, alternative lifestyle, ecology, gay liberation, women's liberation, animal rights, and revisionist history movements. These movements are represented through political campaign materials, newsletters, newspapers, journals, books, pamphlets, videos, flyers, and posters.
California Light and Sound and the Smart Studio Photographs are available on Calisphere .
Check out our UA&SC LibGuide for links out to dozens of free primary source digital collections, guidelines for citing archival sources, and detailed information on our collections.
The Reading Room is located in Pollak Library South, Room 352. We are open Monday - Tuesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Wednesday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, and Saturdays by appointment.
The University Archives and Special Collections materials are non-circulating and may be viewed in the Reading Room. You may use a pencil and notebook, laptop, or smartphone while viewing collections. A photocopier and scanner are available on site, scans can be saved using a USB drive. Please take a few moments to review our Reading Room Guidelines and Procedures . Materials can be paged in advance using OneSearch or by contacting the Special Collections Librarian.
Directions to the University and Campus Maps are available on CSU, Fullerton's Visiting our Campus page.
Upon your arrival, please fill out the UASC Sign-In Form.
Sessions are available to instruct your students on how to find and evaluate primary resources for class assignments and research papers. Lessons are tailored to meet the needs of each class. Classes typically range from 50 to 90 minutes. Please fill out the Library Instruction Request Form to book your session.
Check out these video tutorials to learn all about Archives and Special Collections.
Internships for graduate and undergraduate students are available during the Fall and Spring semesters. To see a job description and apply for an internship, visit the Center for Internships and Community Engagement and search for Job Id 113413.