Q. How do I find archival collections?
Answered By: Pollak Library Guides Last Updated: Oct 04, 2017 Views: 684
1. Search the Library Catalog for primary source materials in Pollak Library's University Archives and Special Collections.
Keywords: Orange County
Select "Books and Media (CSUF)" from the search menu
Scroll down to "Location" on the left frame and select the appropriate collection (Special Collections, Freedom Center, Local History)
Note: Check with Special Collections (3rd Floor, Library South) for materials that are not searchable through the Library Catalog or try searching the OAC for Pollak Library's archival collections.
2. Search The Online Archive of California:
The Online Archive of California (OAC) provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by more than 200 contributing institutions including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California and collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) Campuses.
3. Locate archival collections outside Pollak Library using WorldCat.
WorldCat (at the Library's home page, click on 'Find Books' and then 'Other Library Catalogs') allows you to locate archival collections in libraries around the world. Use the 'Archival Materials' box on the opening search screen to limit your search to archival materials.