Special Collections

Mission of University Archives

To collect, preserve, and provide access to historical and permanent records about the University, its founding, growth, and impact on our local community.

What We Have

The University Archives contain materials relevant to California State University San Marcos from its origin in 1989 through present day. The collections include, but are not limited to papers, colloquia, maps, photographs, audiovisual recordings, realia, and legal documentation regarding the founding and growth of the 20th CSU. Secondary records include documentation in any form that is produced by outside sources, such as newspaper clippings, deemed of value regarding University activities or members of the University community. We encourage consultation on materials prior to your visit.

Faculty and Staff

Ian Chan

Head of Library Technology Initiatives and Development
(760)750-4385
Office: KEL 1002

Jennifer Ho

Archivist for Special Collections
(760)750-8359
Office: KEL 5005

Judith Downie

Special Collections & History Librarian
(760)750-4374
Office: KEL 5010 Website

Laura Nelson

Library Services Specialist
(760)750-4349
Office: KEL 1010

Sean Visintainer

Head of Special Collections
(760)750-4378
Office: KEL 5011

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