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Archives & Special Collections

The University Library Department of Archives and Special Collections houses the Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Book Collections of CSU Dominguez Hills, and maintains the department's digital collection pages. The University Library Department of Archives and Special Collections also serves as the home of the Archives of the California State University System.

One of the main functions of the Archives is to allow students access to primary sources.

Collection Showcase

UMAS (United Mexican American Students) Club at CSC Dominguez Hills, 1968. CSUDH Historical Photograph, Publication, and Yearbook Collection. Torrance Float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, New Years, 1914. South Bay Photograph Collection. Compton City Hall in ruins following 1933 earthquake. South Bay Photograph Collection. California Lieutenant Governor Glenn Anderson with supporter Frank Sinatra at Dollars for Democrats rally. Congressman Glenn Anderson Papers. Replica of original poster for 1910 International Air Meet at Dominguez Field. 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet Research Collection.  Ana Josefa Dominguez de Guyer, eldest daughter of Manuel Dominguez. Students enjoying the B.S.U. “Soul” Dance. CSUDH Historical Photograph, Publication, and Yearbook Collection Biology Professor David Morafka shows students reptile specimen. CSUDH Historical Photograph, Publication, and Yearbook Collection. Mayor Tom Bradley and Congressman Glenn Anderson help dedicate Korean Bell of Friendship Tower at San Pedro’s Fort MacArthur. Congressman Glenn Anderson Papers.  Early aviators Glenn Curtis and Louis Paulhan fly over stands in 1910 International Air Meet at Los Angeles. 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet Research Collection.

About Archives & Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections materials relate to the history of South Bay Los Angeles and its communities, as well as the history of the CSU Dominguez Hills, the CSU System, and higher education in California.

Archives holdings include records of the Rancho San Pedro, the Dominguez Family businesses, the Asian Pacific History Collection, the papers of legislators Glenn Anderson and Juanita Millender-McDonald, and resources on the 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet.

Rare book collections include the Buckner Collection of American Popular Fiction and the Glen Schwendemann Collection that includes books dating back to the 16th century.