Special Collections and University Archives Request Form

Please use the form below to request research assistance with special collections and archival materials. Catalog records for archival holdings may be found in the library catalog and finding aids (descriptive listings of items in archival collections) are available on the CSUSM ArchivesSpace page.

Please note: Due to the pandemic, the reading room is currently closed. All research services provided at this time are virtual-only. Consultations can be made by appointment and are pursuant to the schedules of departmental employees. Select digital files are available online.

Digital Collections: https://archives.csusm.edu/content/online-exhibits 

ScholarWorks: https://scholarworks.csusm.edu


Please build in one business day for all responses into your request. Materials located on campus can be accessed by staff, but may need up to four business days to accommodate. Patrons cannot view materials in person; some digital reproduction may be possible. Due to the department’s minimal on-campus presence, requests for reproduction are subject to the availability of departmental employees. Please note that Special Collections and University Archives observes all campus holiday closures as noted in the Library Calendar. Please contact us at archives@csusm.edu with any additional questions.

If you are a faculty member and interested in the archives for student use, please send an email to archives@csusm.edu to work with archives staff.

Materials Request Form