Special Collections and University Archives holds over 80,000 printed volumes, over 500 manuscript and archival collections, 800 linear feet of university records, numerous graphic and ephemera collections, and digital collections. University Archives provides source material and articles about SDSU history for the weekly series “Decades Ago at San Diego State" disseminated by the SDSU NewsCenter.
Special Collections holds over 80,000 printed volumes. Some of our collecting strengths include:
Manuscript and Archival Collections
Special Collections holds over 500 manuscript and archival collections. Over 300 of these have been fully processed and made available to the public. View some of our primary source material in this YouTube Video. Particular subject strengths include:
University Archives documents the history of San Diego State University. Listed here are a few of our university-related holdings:
Graphic and Ephemera Collections
Special Collections holds many graphic and ephemera collections which include artwork, prints, broadsides, drawings, postcards, comics, zines, sheet music, bookplates, and magic lantern slides. Collections of note include:
Several collections from our holdings have been digitized and are available in iBase. These collections include: