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SDSU Special Collections

These entries describe historical primary source collections available for research in Special Collections & University Archives at the SDSU Library. The Department of Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA) houses rare, fine, unique, and valuable books, periodicals, manuscripts, and documents that require preservation, security, and care in handling. SCUA holds over 80,000 printed volumes, more than 600 manuscript and archival collections, 800 linear feet of university records, numerous graphic and ephemera collections, and over 100,000 floppy comics.

Our collections are available for research to San Diego State University students, faculty, staff, and the general public; no affiliation with San Diego State is required. Collections do not circulate outside of the department and are consulted in our Reading Room located on the first floor of Love Library.