Special Collections (Archives)

Special Collections collects records of the college, unique local artifacts, and other materials documenting the history of the college and surrounding area, and makes them available to the college community and external researchers.

The department stores, preserves, and arranges these collections according to standard archival practices. Users may access original materials in the Special Collections Room. The department also creates exhibits, scans photographs, and creates finding aids to enhance access to the collections.

  • Pioneer Yearbooks on shelf


Tuesday – Thursday: 8 am – 4:30 pm


Learning Resource Center, 3rd Floor


The Collections

The collections include:

  • The Express (school newspaper) 1922-present (note: originals no longer available for viewing. Instead, view the digital archive at the California Digital Newspaper Collection)
  • The Pioneer (yearbook) 1923-1980
  • college catalogues 1922-present
  • photographs
  • oral history audio recordings
  • news clippings


Many of the materials housed in Special Collections are unique and fragile, and therefore require special care. Researchers must comply with policies that are more restrictive than those guiding the use of the circulating and reserve collections.

Read the Special Collections Policy (PDF file)

Celebrating 90 Years