Special Collections & Archives

We are now processing remote research support and digitization requests. You can submit a request for staff to review material on your behalf or for scans of material via the Aeon request links when using Library Search and the Online Archive of California (OAC). We are unable to accommodate in-person visits at this time.


Special Collections and Archives (SCA) houses the university’s collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, born-digital files, and other unique materials. Our holdings include university archives, critical theory, performing arts, political literature, and a growing collection of artists’ books. In the Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive (OC&SEAA) Center, we lead a community-focused effort to preserve and catalog our local culture.

We welcome students, staff, faculty, independent researchers, and community members to visit us on the fifth floor of Langson Library or in the OC&SEAA Center.