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University Archives

CSUN sculpture, cheerleaders, commencement ceremonyThe University Archives is the repository for the historical papers of California State University, Northridge's administration, Faculty Senate, schools and departments, and student activities on campus. CSUN's records are a rich resource for historical research, and support current administrative needs.

Accessing CSUN's Archives

University Archives materials are available for use in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room. To find more information about university records open for research, please visit the Finding Aid Database, search the Library Catalog, or the library's Digital Collections. For more information about how to access our collections, please read more about Using the Collections and our Duplication Services.

Transfer of Materials

Records from campus offices are designated for the University Archives by a combination of campus policy, federal and state laws, and California State University system policy. Please also read our Transfer Guidelines for University Archives for assistance in identifying those files that are appropriate for transfer to the University Archives.

University Archives records transfers must be accompanied by a completed Records Transfer Authorization form. Please contact us at (818) 677-2832 or oviattsca@csun.edu with any questions about potential transfers, or to schedule a drop-off or pick-up.