Special Collections

Feuchtwanger Memorial Library
Horton Rare Book Room

Library Hours

  • Special Collections
  • Mon Jan 27
    11am to 5pm
  • Tue Jan 28
    11am to 5pm
  • Wed Jan 29
    11am to 5pm
  • Thu Jan 30
    11am to 5pm
  • Fri Jan 31
    11am to 5pm
  • Sat Feb 01
    Closed
  • Sun Feb 02
    Closed
  • Mon Feb 03
    11am to 5pm
  • Tue Feb 04
    11am to 5pm
  • Wed Feb 05
    11am to 5pm
  • Thu Feb 06
    11am to 5pm
  • Fri Feb 07
    11am to 5pm
  • Sat Feb 08
    Closed
  • Sun Feb 09
    Closed
  • Mon Feb 10
    11am to 5pm
  • Tue Feb 11
    11am to 5pm
  • Wed Feb 12
    11am to 5pm
  • Thu Feb 13
    11am to 5pm
  • Fri Feb 14
    11am to 5pm
  • Sat Feb 15
    Closed
  • Sun Feb 16
    Closed
  • Mon Feb 17
    11am to 5pm
  • Tue Feb 18
    11am to 5pm
  • Wed Feb 19
    11am to 5pm
  • Thu Feb 20
    11am to 5pm
  • Fri Feb 21
    11am to 5pm
  • Sat Feb 22
    Closed
  • Sun Feb 23
    Closed
  • Mon Feb 24
    11am to 5pm
  • Tue Feb 25
    11am to 5pm
  • Wed Feb 26
    11am to 5pm
  • Thu Feb 27
    11am to 5pm
  • Fri Feb 28
    11am to 5pm
  • Sat Feb 29
    Closed
  • Sun Mar 01
    Closed
  • Mon Mar 02
    11am to 5pm
  • Tue Mar 03
    11am to 5pm
  • Wed Mar 04
    11am to 5pm
  • Thu Mar 05
    11am to 5pm
  • Fri Mar 06
    11am to 5pm
  • Sat Mar 07
    Closed
  • Sun Mar 08
    Closed
  • Mon Mar 09
    11am to 5pm
  • Tue Mar 10
    11am to 5pm
  • Wed Mar 11
    11am to 5pm
  • Thu Mar 12
    11am to 5pm
  • Fri Mar 13
    11am to 5pm
  • Sat Mar 14
    Closed
  • Sun Mar 15
    Closed
  • Mon Mar 16
    11am to 5pm
  • Tue Mar 17
    11am to 5pm
  • Wed Mar 18
    11am to 5pm
  • Thu Mar 19
    11am to 5pm
  • Fri Mar 20
    11am to 5pm
  • Sat Mar 21
    Closed
  • Sun Mar 22
    Closed
  • Mon Mar 23
    11am to 5pm
  • Tue Mar 24
    11am to 5pm
  • Wed Mar 25
    11am to 5pm
  • Thu Mar 26
    11am to 5pm
  • Fri Mar 27
    11am to 5pm
  • Sat Mar 28
    Closed
  • Sun Mar 29
    Closed
  • Mon Mar 30
    11am to 5pm
  • Tue Mar 31
    11am to 5pm
  • Wed Apr 01
    11am to 5pm
  • Thu Apr 02
    11am to 5pm
  • Fri Apr 03
    11am to 5pm
  • Sat Apr 04
    Closed
  • Sun Apr 05
    Closed
  • Mon Apr 06
    11am to 5pm

General contact:
Reference desk: DML Rm 209
Phone: 213 740 5900
specol@usc.edu

Head: Sue Luftschein

 

Overview

Special Collections at the University of Southern California oversees the university's primary source collections including archives, manuscripts, historic photographs, and rare books. The department contains more than 200,000 volumes, more than 1000 archival collections, and more than 2 million photographs. 

Our purpose is to collect, preserve, promote and foster access to primary source material in our main areas of strength: Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Iberian and Latin American Studies; Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland; Lion Feuchtwanger and the European exiles of the 20th century in Southern California; Natural History; Southern California Regional History; and USC history.

We collect, preserve, and help our community use these archives, rare books, and other unique materials. We invite all USC undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff to explore our unique primary source collections for your research and creative projects.  In addition, we lend intellectual excitement and vitality to the campus and community through our public programming, exhibits, and work with classes and students.

A research account is required to consult our materials. Go to our Specialized Research Collections Request page and register for a research account. This online request service allows you to make requests for materials, track the progress of your requests and plan your visits to our reading rooms anywhere anytime. After registering for an account, you will be able to request items online directly from USC's online catalog and our online finding aids.

If you are interested in donating rare books, manuscripts, or archives to USC Libraries, please contact John Juricek, Collections Strategist, juricek@usc.edu.

 

Location:

Doheny Memorial Library
3550 Trousdale Parkway, Room 209
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189

MAP: DML (second floor)

 

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