SJSU Special Collections & 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.




Treasures from the Vault

SJSU Special Collections & Archives' new exhibit explores materials produced between the 14th and 16th centuries. These special items on display span subjects like medieval music, religious scholarship and incunabula.On display until December 9th.




Bay Area Pride

SJSU Special Collections & Archives' new exhibit, Bay Area Pride: 50 Years of LGBTQ History, Politics, and Culture, includes original photos from the Ted Sahl Archives, Billy DeFrank LGBT Silicon Valley Community Center Papers, and much more! On display until December 20th.