Tips for locating materials

Before making an appointment to do research in our reading room, you must first determine what items you need to see from Archives and Special Collections. Often, they must be retrieved before your visit.

In some cases, you may find digitized items among the records that simply describe a collection you might request.

Library catalog
Use advanced search to limit to archival materials & manuscripts.


Online Archive of California (OAC)
Find descriptions and finding aids for archives and manuscript collections

HathiTrust digital library
Find more than 2,000 UCSF university publications, yearbooks, pamphlets, and books dating back from 16th century through 2000s


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