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.
A View of the California Missions through Art and Literature
This exhibit presents lithographic prints produced by Friedolin Edward Kessler documenting California Missions. A selection of these prints are available on our Digital Library.
Open now thorugh January in the foyer of the 5th floor.
Zamorano Club 80 Retrospective: Capturing the Early History of California through Bibliography, Fine Press Printing, and Literature.
This exhibit presents rare books documenting the early history of California and the fine press printing in the 20th Century.
Open now through January in the Special Collections Reading Room (King Library, 5th flr.)