SJSU Special Collections and Archives

SJSU Special Collections & Archives exist to acquire, preserve, arrange, describe, and make accessible its rich holdings of secondary and primary materials to support the diverse teaching and research needs of undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, and the larger community. These collections document local, regional, and California history, with a specific focus on history, politics, literature, and art. In addition, the Department is responsible for documenting the history of the university, and has a large collection of university and faculty publications, administrative records, photographs, and ephemera.

Featured Events


First Wednesday Lecture Program

“So Many Roads: Studying the Counterculture and the Grateful Dead Archive,” Lecture by Nicholas Meriwether, Director Grateful Dead Archive, UCSC

September 3, 7-9:00 PM, King Library, 5th Floor, Schiro Room


Special Collections will be close Friday July 25, 2014