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Gerth Archives & Special Collections: Home
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.
Although we are not accommodating in-person visitors while the Library is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff members are available to assist you by phone and email Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:30pm. You can also browse our digital collections anytime.
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.