Special Collections and University Archives Requests 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. Special Collections will work with you to accommodate your research needs.

Please note: Due to the pandemic, we can currently accommodate one researcher at a time. Consultations must be made by appointment and are pursuant to the schedules of departmental employees.

Select digital files are available online. There is a significant backlog of unprocessed materials that may be available for you to use for your research, and only a small percentage of our collections have been digitized. Contact Special Collections to inquire about the availability of unprocessed materials if you don't find anything you're looking for in our digital collections. 

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

ScholarWorks: https://scholarworks.csusm.edu


During this semester, we aim to respond to requests within one business day. Please note that Special Collections and University Archives observe 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