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.
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 Collections and Archives will be closed for library instruction sessions at the times listed below:
- Monday, February 9, 5:00-7:30pm
- Monday, March 12, 1:30-3:30pm
- Wednesday, March 16, 6:30-7:30pm