University Archives & Special Collections
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 daily operations of the organizations.
Inventories are available only through the Reading Room. Contact Patricia Prestinary if you have questions.
Within Special Collections are rare books, literary manuscripts, fine press books, local history, antiquarian maps, and much more. Some key collections are:
- Roy V. Boswell Collection for the History of Cartography
- Rare Books, Fine Press Books, Trade Binding Books
- Science Fiction Books, Manuscripts, and Periodicals
- Local History Books, Periodicals, and Ephemera
- Dr. Fairfax Proudfit-Walkup Theater Collection
- James Boyer May (Amsberry/May) Poetry Collection
The Freedom Center
The Freedom Center contains materials for the study of 20th Century alternative political, social, and religious movements such as labor, anti-communist, anti-war, alternative lifestyles, 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.
Freedom Center materials can be found on OneSearch
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. Materials can be paged in advance using OneSearch or by contacting the archivist.
Directions to the University and Campus Maps are available on CSU, Fullerton's Visiting our Campus page.
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.
For interactive tutorials, see our Spark Tutorials in TITANium. Earn badges for learning 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, go the the Center for Internships and Community Engagement and search for Job Id 113413.