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Finding Books at the University Library

About Special Collections and University Archives

The University Library's Department of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) serves as the principal location for the historical research collections at California State University, Sacramento. The primary strengths of the collection are post-World War II political, social, and environmental history of the Sacramento region and the history of the California State University, Sacramento. The Department's holdings include printed books, literary and historical manuscripts, photographs, and university archives. Subject collections include the Japanese American Archival Collection (JAAC), the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, the Mexican American community in the Sacramento region, the northern California Native American communities, and the Sexual and Gender Identity Collection.

SCUA is located on the first floor through a separate entrance south of the main library entrance; see this map

Searching for SCUA Materials

If you want to search for items items within a special collection:

  • Enter keywords in OneSearch, such as Japanese American memoirs.
  • In the left column, scroll down to Library Collections and choose the relevant collection.
  • For this search, I would choose, Japanese American Archival Collection.
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2024 12:07 PM