Encompassing UC San Diego's Mandeville Special Collections and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives, Special Collections & Archives houses a wide range of rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, artworks, recordings, and archives. These primary source materials support UCSD's instructional and research programs, and distinguish UCSD's library collections from all other research universities.
Special Collections focuses on building its collections in concert with UCSD’s academic programs to build comprehensive research collections around specific subjects. Areas of exceptional strength include:
Digitization has made many of UCSD’s special collections more widely accessible. Search or browse the digital library collections here: http://library.ucsd.edu/dc
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Looking for primary sources? Try the resources below!
We have scanned a wealth of materials from the UC San Diego University Archives collections, available in the library's Digital Collections including official campus news releases, student newspapers, photos, and perhaps a few other kinds of things related to protests and demonstrations on campus scanned from materials right here in the Library.
News releases - while coming from the campus perspective, can be incredibly helpful when you need to pin down names, dates of events, or other such factual information, and can thus help make other searches more precise (e.g. looking through the student newspapers). They can also simply help you fill in factual and contextual gaps in your understanding of campus history. And of course, they give you insight into the official campus (public) perspective on things.