Hotel del Coronado Records

Hotel del Coronado Records

The Hotel del Coronado Records document not only the development of the hotel, but contain valuable materials for the study of its history.

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Art Linkletter Collection

Art Linkletter Collection

The Art Linkletter Collection documents Linkletter's professional career as a radio and television personality, author, and public figure.

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Carmen Sandoval Fernandez Poster Collection

Carmen Sandoval Fernandez Poster Collection

The Carmen Sandoval Fernandez Poster Collection consists of 62 posters related to the Chicano movement.

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Surfing Collection

Surfing Collection

The Surfing Collection is distinguished by both its comprehensiveness and depth, with extraordinarily rich and rare examples of surfing’s literary, cultural and visual record.

Edward Gorey Collection

Edward Gorey Collection

Special Collections holds a rich collection of Gorey’s drawings, proofs, and collaborations with other authors.

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Janus Press

Janus Press

This collection of fine press and artists' books contains every collaborative work between writers and artists issued by the Press.

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Hal Brown

Harold K. Brown Papers

The Harold K. Brown Papers consist of dramatic local Civil Rights Movement photographs as well as other important documents relating to race relations in San Diego.

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John and Jane Adams Trade Card Collection

John and Jane Adams Trade Card Collection

The John and Jane Adams Trade Card Collection contains 229 trade cards.

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Flamsteed Atlas

Historic Astronomy Collection

The Historic Astronomy Collection in Special Collections is the cornerstone of our rare books collections at San Diego State.

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Comics Collection

Comics Collection

The Comics Collection is a growing collection with an emphasis in drawn books, independent, small press and mini-comics.

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Peaboby Magic Lanthern Collection

Homer and Betty Peabody Magic Lantern Collection

The Homer and Betty Peabody Magic Lantern Collection contains over 5,000 glass slides and over 35 magic lanterns.

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Special Collections & University Archives

The Department of Special Collections & University Archives houses rare, fine, unique, and valuable books, periodicals, manuscripts, and documents which require preservation, security and care in handling. Other valuable historical items such as photographs, prints, postcards, memorabilia, scrapbooks, and oral histories are also held in Special Collections. University Archives holds materials which document the history of San Diego State since its founding as a Normal School in 1897.

Row of Books

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New & Notable

2nd Revolution newsletter
March 9, 2015

SDSU honors and celebrates women all year long, but March is an extra special month for reflecting on the past so that we never stop moving forward.

Flag-raising atop Mt. Suribachi - February 23, 1945
March 3, 2015

At this time seventy years ago – Feb 19 to March 26, 1945 – one of the bloodiest and deadliest battles of the Pacific war took place on the volcanic island of Iwo Jima (Sulfur Island).

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