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Special Collections & Archives: About Our Collections

collecting strengths and highlights

Explore Our Collections

The unique materials held in Special Collections & Archives at McHenry Library can support a variety of research projects. Holdings include local history, book arts, photography, UCSC history, early printed  books, music, literary archives, history of science, oral histories, artworks and artifacts, and pop culture.

On these pages you'll find information on a variety of collecting strengths, as well as some collection highlights.   

Ready for more?

Special Collections Hours

GENERAL HOURS (EXCEPT CHANGES NOTED BELOW):

Intersessions and Summer
Monday-Friday
1:00-4:00pm

Academic Quarters
Monday-Friday
10:00am-noon & 1:00-4:00pm

Planned 2020 closures:

Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. day

Feb. 17, Presidents' day

Mar. 27, Cesar Chavez day

May 25, Memorial day

July 3, Independence day 

Nov. 11, Veterans day

Nov. 26-27, Thanksgiving

Dec. 24-Jan.1, winter break

Hours subject to change. Please confirm current hours before planning your visit.