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Special Collections

Our special collections consist of personal and organizational collections related to the local history of South Bay Los Angeles and California. Holdings include: 

  • records of the Rancho San Pedro
  • Dominguez Family businesses
  • Asian Pacific History Collection
  • 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet

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Special Collections Finding Aids

Finding aids in the CSUDH Collections database. Tip for locating Finding Aids


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Research Guides

Browse several topic research guides.

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Digital Collections

Digital collections curated by project or topic.


About Special Collections

Collecting Scope

The Special Collections Department collects, organizes, describes, and makes available unpublished and published materials relating to local, regional, and state history. Unpublished materials include visual materials, manuscripts, and organizational archives. Published materials include books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, posters, and ephemera. 

Our holdings include of primary historical materials documenting the South Bay Los Angeles and other subject areas. Such materials are within larger collections and have been donated by members of the CSUDH community and local area. 

About Local History Digital Collections

Digital content is selected, curated, and described in our digital database. The digital content represents a sampling of each collection, not all content in the collection. Some of our database groupings (below) are representative of several collections, and some of a single collection.