News & Announcements
- Apr 27
Special Collections and University Archives is beyond thrilled to announce our acquisition of a collection of cover art from rare Mexican pulp mini-comics!
- Feb 26
Special Collections is home to the Ernst Zinner Historic Astronomy Collection. This world-class collection contains some of the oldest and rarest titles in the library, including thirteen incunabula (books printed before 1501), the first edition of Nicolaus Copernicus’ seminal text, De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (1543), and Tycho Brahe’s Astronomiae Instauratae Mechanica (1602).
- Oct 6
November is Coming! And this year, with it comes another national election in the United States. We thought it would be fun to raise awareness about our democratic system by taking a look at some comic books that explore democracy and voting in the United States.
- Sep 23
In honor of Banned Books Week, Special Collections invites you to consider how dominant power structures have the ability to shape history and society by restricting access to information.
- Jan 1
In 2020, we celebrate 100 years since the ratification of the 19th amendment, the most significant expansion of voting rights in United States history.
- Oct 1
In partnership with the Common Experience, Digital Humanities, the English Department, and MALAS, Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce the opening of our new exhibit, Death of the Death of the Novel: the Larry McCaffery Archive.
- Apr 2
The exhibit explores the Theosophical community of Lomaland, which flourished on Point Loma, San Diego from 1898 until 1942. A contemplative, intentional community, Lomaland was an experiment to make Theosophy “intensely practical,” according to its founder and spiritual leader, Katherine Tingley.
- Aug 28
Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of our new comic arts exhibit, DemoGRAPHICS: Voices and Visionaries from the SDSU Comic Arts Collection.