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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.   

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Special Collections Hours

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

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

Closed most major holidays

These hours are subject to change between academic quarters and intersessions. Please confirm current hours before planning your visit.