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.



SJSU Special Collections & Archives Exhibit

A sampling of new acquisitions in SJSU Special Collections and Archives over approximately the past year. Items pertaining to California History, Women’s Studies, Chicano History and Literature, LGBTQ, The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, African-American Studies, Beat Poetry, Radio and Film, and the History of San José State University are among the highlights on display.