Archives and Special Collections is home to non-circulating, historical material. As a major window into the community's past, Archives and Special Collections documents the history of the University of La Verne, the city of La Verne, and the Church of the Brethren in Southern California. Many of the items in Archives and Special Collections are unique, and cannot be found anywhere else. The department shares a wide variety of primary sources to educate students, scholars, and members of the La Verne community. The University Archivist also cooperates with donors to preserve their collections at Wilson Library to enrich and inform future generations.
Archives and Special Collections contains a large amount of material organized into more than fifteen collections. Types of materials include letters, newspapers, microfilm, as well as bulletins and other publications issued by the University. Three major collections form the bulk of Archives and Special Collections:
Other collections include historical newspapers, manuscript sources, and a large body of rare books. Folder-level indices of all organized collections can be found in Archives and Special Collections.
Archives and Special Collections is located on the fourth floor of Wilson Library on the Main Campus of the University of La Verne. It is available to visitors from Monday to Wednesday from 9am to 12pm or by appointment. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions related to archival research.
Email Archives and Special Collections at email@example.com. You can also call (909)448-1510 to speak with the University Archivist.