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Special Collections & Archives

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Special Collections & 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.

In Special Collections & Archives users can perform research, engage in classes using primary sources, or view exhibitions. Our collections are made available to researchers in a supervised reading room. We welcome users, and ask for understanding concerning our special procedures, which are designed to ensure these collections are available in the future.

 

 

 

Peek in the Stacks

"Half-Dome in the Alpen-Glow," Yosemite and its High Sierra by John H. Williams, 1914. F868.Y6 W7 1914

This year, the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday! The National Park Service (NPS) is a government agency that preserves breathtaking natural spaces and historical sites across the country. The NPS manages these parks and welcomes the public to enjoy and appreciate...

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Frontispiece, Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, 1860. PS3201 1860

This month marks the twentieth anniversary of National Poetry Month, established by the Academy of American Poets to raise awareness and appreciation for poetry, to celebrate and highlight the extraordinary legacy and cultural contribution of poets, and to encourage the reading of poetry beyond the classroom. Special Collections and Archives holds hundreds of books of poetry...

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