The Department of Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA) 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.
***Please carefully read and complete this form to request remote assistance or an in-person appointment (campus vaccination clearance required) based on COVID-revised protocol during the FALL 2021 semester. A team member will respond to your request within two (2) business days.***
Location & Hours
Love Library Room 150
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8050
Anna Culbertson, MA, MSLIS, is a librarian specializing in rare books and special collections.
She coordinates departmental operations, provides instruction and research assistance, develops collections, creates exhibits and curates SCUA's speculative fiction and zines & minicomics collections. Her research interests include book and design history; feminist science fiction; zines; indie comics; new religious movements; and primary source literacy in the Digital Dark Ages.
Location: Love Library 143
Phone: (619) 594-6892
Email: aculbertson AT sdsu DOT edu
Pamela Jackson, MA, MLIS, is a librarian specializing in popular culture.
She provides instruction and research assistance, creates exhibits, and is the curator of the Comic Arts Collection. Additionally, Pam serves as the subject librarian for Television, Film, Theatre, New Media. Her research interests include: comics, critical visual literacy, and the impact of popular culture collections on teaching and learning.
Location: Love Library 145
Phone: (619) 594-3809
Email: pamela DOT jackson AT sdsu DOT edu
Amanda Lanthorne, MA, MLIS, is the university archivist.
She manages the department's archival collections, provides instruction and reference services, and curates exhibits. Her research interests include social history, identity politics, and memory of political violence.
Location: Love Library 147
Phone: (619) 594-4448
Email: alanthorne AT sdsu DOT edu
Adam Burkhart is the Processing Archivist
He assists users with finding and using special collections and archives, instructs patrons in archival rules and procedures and how to search library and archives databases, and processes remote requests for copies.
Location: Love Library 151
Phone: (619) 594-7047
Email: aburkhart AT sdsu DOT edu