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For more information about finding and using materials in Special Collections and Archives, see the Special Collections and Archives guide.


Available on the library's home page, the OneSearch is a searchable database of materials available in the Library at California State University, Northridge. To find materials in Special Collections & Archives, limit the location to "Special Collections" after searching. 

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Our finding aids provide access to a growing number of archival and manuscript collections at Special Collections & Archives. Archival holdings can include correspondence, diaries, maps, university records, photographs, or audio recordings.

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The Library's Digital Collections feature historically significant documents, photographs, oral histories, artistic works and exhibit materials selected from the holdings in Special Collections & Archives. Additional project contributors include local heritage organizations, neighboring academic institutions and private collectors.

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CSUN ScholarWorks is an open-access institutional repository for capturing, organizing, preserving and disseminating the intellectual output of the faculty, staff, and students of California State University, Northridge. It includes some publications that are a part of University Archives.