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For the Fall 2021 semester, in-person research services are available in Special Collections on a limited basis. We will continue providing remote reference and duplication services:

  • Librarians and archivists in Special Collections & Archives are available to consult with students, faculty, and other researchers interested in using collection materials via email, phone, or zoom. If you are interested in accessing collection materials email us at asksca@csun.edu or submit an inquiry online.
  • Students, faculty, and other researchers can \ access to materials in Special Collections and Archives by requesting duplications


Special Collections & Archives 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.

Take a Peek in the Stacks

collection highlights

Ann Stanford, University Archives Photograph Collection

Dr. Ann Stanford (1916-1987) was a poet, writer, translator, educator, and mother. For those researching her work, we have many resources available. Stanford was born in the city of La Habra...

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Dalí’s image of Alice seen throughout the book, on the title page, starting each chapter of text, and in each of the twelve illustrations by Dalí. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, PR4611 .A7 1969

Special Collections and Archives houses five distinct editions of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderlandsix if you include Alice's adventures under ground: a facsimile of the original Lewis Carroll manuscript (1964), published between 1904 and 1982. In them, you can find...

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