Special Collections & University Archives

About Us

Special Collections & University Archives houses archives and manuscript collections, photographs, maps, books, and other rare or unique research material that document a wide range of subject areas. Our reading room is located on the 4th floor of the Tomás Rivera Library.

We offer many services to help you access and interact with our collections. You may:

Statement of Inclusion and Equity

On January 5, 2021, the Heads of Special Collections for the University of California Libraries released a statement on inclusion and equity in Special Collections, Archives, and Distinctive Collections.  The complete statement can be found at the following link:

Statement on Inclusion and Equity in Special Collections, Archives, and Distinctive Collections in the University of California Libraries