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

Summer Hours

Special Collections office hours will be 9:00am - 4:45 pm during all library open days.

The library and Special Collections will be closed Monday, May 26th and open May 27th - May 30th.

We will be open Monday - Thursday, from June 2nd - July 2nd. We will be closed July 3rd and 4th.

We will be open Monday - Thursday, July 7th - August 14.

We will begin regular semester hours August 18th.

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