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Donald R. & Beverly J. Gerth Archives and Special Collections
The Gerth Archives & Special Collections 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.
We are open from 9:30am-5pm, Monday-Friday by appointment only. Please make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (310) 243-3895. Please note that we stop paging material at 4:30pm.
Amalia Medina Castañeda, university archivist at the California State University, Dominguez Hills Gerth Archives and Special Collections, has been selected as one of 15 Rare Book School-Mellon Cultural Heritage Fellows for 2022-2024.
The grant, which is part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, allowed archivists from the department to attend an Oral History workshop and begin conducting Oral History interviews with CSUDH community members.
Sharon Mizota recently wrote a newsletter about donating her aunt’s collection to the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project. Sharon Mizota, is the author of ARTchivist’s Notebook, an occasional newsletter musing on the intersection of archives, art, and social justice.
For the first installment of the Interview at the Library series, Amalia Castañeda, University Archivist at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archive and Special Collections, describes her role and goals for the future of the University Archives.
The Gerth Archives and Special Collections recently acquired the archive of the L.A. Free Press, one of the first underground newspapers in the U.S. which gave voice to the counterculture movement and Black, Chicano, LGBTQ and leftist communities.
The CSUDH Gerth Archives and Special Collections’ California State University Japanese American Digitization Project (CSUJAD) has been awarded the 2021 Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) in recognition of the project's scope and success.
The materials of Fred Korematsu (1919-2005) and Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga (1925-2018), two giants in terms of resistance to Japanese American incarceration during World War II and activists in the later redress movement, are now accessible on The California State University Japanese American Digitization (CSUJAD) digital database at http://csujad.com.
In observation of Black History Month, a new digital exhibit in the Gerth Archives & Special Collections illustrates how developers of a small West Los Angeles subdivision were forced to become essentially the weaponized arm of the government's racist attitudes.
The exhibit, which comprises facsimiles of material from the Holt Labor Library collection, is now on view at Page Against the Machine bookstore in Long Beach, CA until June 2021, as well as online via the Gerth Archives and Special Collections website.
Watch a recording of the Fourth Annual South Bay History Symposium, titled "The South Bay 1920-2020: 100 Years of Change," hosted by the Compton 125 Historical Society in collaboration with the Gerth Archives and Special Collections at California State University, Dominguez Hills on November 14, 2020.
An article detailing the transition of the Gerth Archives' exhibit "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" from a physical space to an online platform has been published in Performance!, the Society of American Archivists Performing Arts newsletter. The article was written by Music Archivist Beth McDonald, who curated the physical exhibit and developed the online version.
Yahaira Santana, a CSUDH history major who interned with the Gerth Archives and Special Collections during the 2019-2020 academic year, describes how her internship contributed to her interests in archives and history.
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.
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.
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.
Armas and Rod Hernandez, associate professor of English at CSUDH, lead the planning and implementation of exhibition, made possible with support from California Humanities, and is being presented in collaboration with the CSUDH Gerth Archives and Special Collections.