Special Collections & Archives
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In response to the COVID-19 closure of the J. Paul Leonard Library, and corresponding social distancing recommendations, Special Collections and Archives will be providing virtual assistance only from March 17th onward.
Please contact Alex Post, Research Assistance and Instruction Librarian, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (415) 405-5549 for assistance.
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
|Labor Archives and Research Center Annual Program||LARC||
Gordon Chang will discuss the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad. Musical performance by Francis Wong.
|5B: AIDS Ward Film Screening||LARC||
Inspirational story of the nurses in the first HIV/AIDS ward unit in the United States at San Francisco General Hospital.
|San Francisco Archives Crawl 2019||Special Collections, LARC||
Join San Francisco archival repositories for San Francisco’s third Archives Crawl in celebration of American Archives Month in October.
|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.