Archival Sources

Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections and Archives in the Oviatt Library is the home of CSUN's rare book and periodical collections, as well as its archival and manuscript collections. Archival and manuscript collections can consist of many different kinds of materials, including correspondence, diaries, maps, university records, organizational records, photographs, and audio or video recordings. Read more... 


Digital Collections

The Oviatt Library Digital Collections feature historically significant documents, photographs, oral histories, artistic works and exhibit materials selected from the Oviatt Library Special Collections and Archives. Major collections include the San Fernando History Digital Library, the Latino Heritage Cultural Archives, selected score and correspondence collections from the International Guitar Research Archives (IGRA), and the Daily Sundial student newpaper. Read more... 


Government Publications

The Library is a selective depository for government documents published by the governments of the United States and the State of California. Free public access to government documents is assured by state and federal law. Documents that have been cataloged and added to the main collection are listed in the Library Catalog. The Library has some uncataloged documents in microform collections; assistance with microform collections is available at the Reserves, Periodicals & Microform desk, fourth floor, east wing.

For general assistance in identifying and locating government documents in the Oviatt Library, go to the Government Publications page. Subject guides for accessing government documents on specific topics are also available. For additional help, Ask a Librarian via chat, email, in person, or by phone.