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Special Collections and Archives

collection highlightsSpecial 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.

In Special Collections and 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.

 

Special Hours:
On Wednesday, October 15 Special Collections and Archives will close to researchers at 3:30pm for a library instruction session. 

 

Peek in the Stacks

Edwin Booth: Recollections by his Daughter and Letters to Her and to His Friends by Edwina Booth Grossmann,cutout.

Edwin Thomas Booth may be best known as the brother of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, but Edwin was one of the most famous American Shakespearean actors of the nineteenth century. The Booths were a family of actors beginning with...

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The Migratory Labor Camp Newsletters Collection consists of newsletters produced by migrant workers in labor camps established by the Resettlement Administration and the Farm Security Administration in California and Washington during the 1930s ....

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