To collect, preserve, and provide access to artifacts and information about the University, its founding, growth, and impact on our local community.
The CSUSM Archives contain materials relevant to California State University San Marcos from its beginnings in the 1980s as San Diego State North County through today. 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 needed materials prior to your visit.