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

Amy Carpenter

Library Services Specialist, Institutional Repository
(760) 750-4377

Carmen Mitchell

Scholarly Communications Librarian
(760) 750-8358

Jennifer Ho

Communities and Culture Archivist
(760) 750-8359

Judith Downie

Special Collections & History Librarian

Laura Nelson

Library Services Specialist
(760) 750-4349

Sean Visintainer

Head of Special Collections
(760) 750-4378