Special Collections & Archives
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The J. Paul Leonard Library's Special Collections & Archives contain a wealth of primary source material on a wide variety of topics. The collections include manuscripts, organizational records, personal papers, 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. Adjacent to the Reading Room of Special Collections & Archives is the Special Collections Gallery.
The Special Collections & Archives Reading Room and Gallery are open Monday through Friday from 1pm to 5pm and by appointment.
News, Exhibits & Events
|Women Out in Front: How the Community Freed Los Siete de la Raza||Special Collections, BATV||
In May 1969, seven young Latinos from the Mission district were charged with murdering a San Francisco police officer. They became known as Los Siete de la Raza. Hear from the activists who led the fight to free them.
|POP-UP EXHIBIT: Winter is Here…||de Bellis||
See real historic resources reminiscent to the fantasy created in the Game of Thrones before the final season begins.
|Film Screening: The Long Ride||LARC||
The Long Ride is a timely documentary film about the historic 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride that sparked the birth of the new Civil Rights Movement for immigrant workers in the US.
|EVENT: VOICES FROM THE CROWD: SF State Student Strikers share stories||University Archives & Historic Collections||
Hear student activists’ stories from 50 years ago of the strike that won the nation’s first College of Ethnic Studies at SF State.
|Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in South Africa and the Bay Area||LARC||
Learn about the fight for social justice by workers in the ports of South Africa and the Bay Area.