Meriam Library Special Collections and University Archives

Welcome to the Meriam Library Special Collections and University Archives, a unique regional resource of written and pictorial materials which document the historical as well as the contemporary issues of the 12-county region known as "northeastern California" as well as the history of California State University, Chico.

Special Collections is composed of several "collections" which are housed together in this non-circulating area of the library because of rarity, source, condition or form. Access to the material is provided primarily through the Meriam Library's online Library Catalog. Use of these items is limited to the Special Collections reading room and are available for research by faculty, students, visiting scholars, and community members.

Explore Our Collections

Manuscripts Collection
Historical Map Collection
University Archives
Photograph Collection
Rare Book Collection
Northeastern California History
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Summer Hours

The Special Collections Office will be closed Monday May 25th to observer Memorial Day.

Regular summer hours begin Monday June 1, and will run through Thursday August 13th.

We will be open Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 4:45pm during regular library hours.

The campus will be closed Thursday July 2, for the Independence Day holiday.

Our Monday through Friday schedule will commence August 17th.

Please call our office if you have any questions about scheduling a visit.

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