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Sweeps and Soot in SCUA

Last week the world celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. If you’re a fan of all things Dickensian, you’ll find some rare treats in Special Collections!

A Photographic Maiden: the Marian Osgood Hooker Collection

Special Collections and University Archives holds numerous photograph and scrapbook collections.  Among these is the delightful Marian Osgood Hooker Collection

Student Artists Donate to SCUA

Artists’ books are notoriously difficult to accurately define. But it is often because of this ephemeral quality that they hold such appeal for their readers and for their collectors.

Collection Spotlight: A Flapper Scrapbook

Among the collections that SCUA has processed recently is this fantastic scrapbook of newspaper comics from the 1920s.

Raising Our Voices: Histories in Sound

SCUA is proud to debut our newest online exhibit and digital project!

Magic Lantern Merriment in Special Collections

Special Collections is proud to announce the completion of processing for the Homer and Betty Peabody Magic Lantern Collection!

Star-Gazing in the Historic Astronomy Collection

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

It's All Fun and Games...

...until next week! This week our SCUA blog post explores vintage games and amusements in our collections.

Intriguing Insects in the Norland Collection of Natural History

In 1973, entomologist and SDSU professor Calvert Norland donated his beautiful collection of rare books, serials, and manuscripts devoted to natural history and entomology to San Diego State.


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Special Collections & University Archives Contact

Location: SDSU Library & Information Access, Love Library Room 150
Phone: 619.594.6791

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