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 space constraints, we can currently accommodate one researcher at a time. Materials are accessible by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm. Final requests for materials must be made one hour prior to closing. Please submit requests for archival materials at least 24 hours in advance of desired appointment. Materials requested over the weekend will be available on the following Tuesday at the earliest. Please not that Special Collections observes all holiday closures as noted in the Library Calendar.

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

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