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Donald R. & Beverly J. Gerth Archives and Special Collections

The Gerth Archives & Special Collection at California State University Dominguez Hills University Library is home to the university archives, digital and special collections, rare books, and the archives of the California State University. 

Collection Highlights

Two men on top of building with downtown Los Angel

Mr. Takano

See more photographs from the Ninomiya Studio Collection in the California State University Japanese American Digitization Project.

Kumekichi Ishibashi with children.

Kumekichi Ishibashi with Children

Learn about the Ishibashi Family Collection from the collection's finding aid.

Bleriot Monoplane owned by Didier Masson - side view

1910 Air Meet Digital Collection

See more images from the 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet held at the CSUDH campus.

Faculty protest photograph from the California State University System Archives

Faculty and Staff Demonstrations

Browse images and text in the California State University System Archives digitization project.

Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers US Tour

Albert J. McNeil Collection

Learn more about the Alfred J. McNeil Collection from the collection's finding aid.

African American female and male theatre troupe.

The Jokerettes Comedy Troupe

See more materials about the Watts Labor Community Action Committee in our digital collections.

Two women carrying wood beam.

Century Freeway Project

See more digital items from the Tradeswomen Archive in our digital collections. 

Group of people on a boat.

The Esperanto Movement

See over 400 books in our catalog written in or about the international language of Esperanto.

In the News

Man holding video recorders at California State University Dominguez Hills.

Help the Archives Document COVID-19

The Gerth Archives & Special Collections is inviting Southern Los Angeles County and Toro Nation community members to document our individual and community coronavirus experiences by submitting materials to digital collections.

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A wagon displaying a sign in the 1913 Suffragette Parade

Exhibit: "100 Years of the Women's Vote"

The Gerth Archives and Special Collections and the Department of Women's Studies presents the new student-created exhibit "100 Years of the Women's Vote," honoring the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

Wilson C. Riles with outstretched arms to a group of children.

Collection Highlight: Wilson C. Riles

An important recent addition to the Gerth Archives & Special Collections are the digitized campaign materials of Wilson C. Riles' successful run for Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of California in 1970. Riles (1917-1999) was the first African American elected to statewide office in California.

Online Exhibit with covers from African American Sacred Music Collection.

"Will the Circle be Unbroken"

The gallery may be closed, but the exhibit is open! The Gerth Archives & Special Collections presents a digital companion to the exhibit “Will the Circle Be Unbroken: The Sacred Music of the African American Diaspora.” The online exhibit features many of the artifacts featured in the physical exhibit as well as photographs of the physical exhibit.