The Special Collections and Archives Reading Room is currently closed and in-person services are not available.
We encourage researchers looking for primary sources to visit our guide to Remote Access to Primary Sources and to browse our digital collections as well as online digital repositories such as Calisphere.
All Special Collections staff are working remotely to provide limited services as follows:
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.
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