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Primary Source Research and Discovery

An introduction to primary source research

Primary Source Research and Discovery at the Gerth Archives & Special Collections

This research guide will introduce you to primary source research at CSUDH and how to identify, analyze, and locate primary sources. Please contact us with any questions about this research guide or primary source research in general.  

The archival materials at CSUDH relate to the history of South Bay Los Angeles and its communities, as well as the history of the CSU Dominguez Hills, the CSU System, and higher education in California. 

Contact the Archives

We invite CSUDH students, faculty, staff, visiting researchers, and community members to explore primary sources in the Gerth Archives & Special Collections!

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 Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:30pm.

LIB South 5039, 5th floor

(310) 243-3895