National Library Week: Spotlight on Archives & Special Collections

This post was part of a series for National Library Week 2015 and some information may be outdated. Questions? Please reach out to us online or at the Information Desk. 

Want to enhance your research with primary sources? Need inspiration for your next design project or film? Curious about LMU’s history? Look no further than the Department of Archives and Special Collections!

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Sacred Heart Chapel facade, circa 1954

Archives and Special Collections is home to a wide variety of art, rare books, manuscripts, and the University Archives. Some of its highlights include Shakespeare’s four Folios, a collection of Netsuke, postcards (over one million from around the world), and the Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles Research Collection.

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Postcard, Mulholland Drive

The strengths of our premiere book collections include first editions of important English and American literature, works by and about Thomas More and his world, Catholic authors, and materials once owned by early Southern California families.

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Regular Archives and Special Collections reading room appointments are available, Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.