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Guide to Special Collections & Archives


Special Collections & Archives Contain:

 Rare and/or unique Library materials

 Cal State LA Archives

 Distinctive, topical, collections that enhance educational resources

Special Collections & Archives supports the discovery, learning and engagement goals of the University by identifying, acquiring, preserving, and providing access to primary research materials of enduring value in support of the academic mission of the university, the educational and research needs of the Cal State LA academic community, scholars, and the research community at large.  

Contact Us

Phone:   (323) 343-3960


Location: 2nd Floor, Palmer Wing of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library

University Library Archivist

Azalea Camacho

(323) 343-3977

Digitization Projects Assistant

Jamie Zeffery

(323) 343-3976

Special Collections & Archives Coordinator

Amalia Castañeda

(323) 343-3958

Hours & Location

The Reading Room is located on the 2nd floor, Palmer Wing RM2079

Special Collections Reading Room Hours:

Monday                        9:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday                       9:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday                  9:00am - 4:00pm

Thursday                      9:00am - 4:00pm

Friday                           9:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday                       Closed

Sunday                         Closed

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300