Special Collections & Archives
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The J. Paul Leonard Library's Special Collections contains a wealth of primary source material on a wide variety of topics. The collections include manuscripts, organizational records, photographs, rare books, periodicals, audio-visual media, artwork, artifacts and ephemera. These collections support academic and personal scholarship on campus, in the wider community, and internationally. University Archives and Historic Collections holds materials which document the history of San Francisco State University since its founding.
The Special Collections reading room is open Monday through Friday from 1pm to 5pm and by appointment.
News, Exhibits & Events
|Barth David Schwartz presents his new edition of "Pasolini Requiem"||de Bellis||
The Italian Program is sponsoring Barth David Schwartz’s presentation of his new edition of Pasolini Requiem in the Frank V. de Bellis Collection in Library 460, J. Paul Leonard Library, 4th floor on Wednesday, October 18 at 1 pm
|Victor Arnautoff and The Politics of Art||LARC||
Victor Arnautoff (1896-1979) was a leading artist in San Francisco in the 1930s, whose best known work is the mural "City Life" located at Coit Tower.
|THE GATOR VIBE & all that JAZZ…||Special Collections||
This exhibit chronicles the emergence of San Francisco State’s Music Federation during the 1930s.
Drawings and biographies about the US labor movement by Jos Sances and Bill Morgan.
|Concert Event: Muzio Clementi Compositions played on Historic Clementi Instrument||de Bellis||
Victoria Neve and Inara Morgenstern perform a program of music by Muzio Clementi on the historic Clementi fortepiano.