Special Collections

Feuchtwanger Memorial Library
Horton Rare Book Room

Library Hours

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

Beginning Monday, July 19, 2021, Special Collections will be open for research to both USC faculty, students and staff, and non-USC researchers, by appointment.  Please visit https://libraries.usc.edu/reservations-specialarchival-research for information on how to access collections and campus.

Below please find information on library services & resources available online, as well as helpful information about electronically available primary sources.

COVID-19 USC Libraries Updates on Services & Programs

Research Guide with Information on Electronically available Primary Sources

Research Guide with General Information on working with Primary Sources

Are you an instructor and want to work with us on integrating primary sources and primary source literacy into your (online) teaching? Contact us at specol@usc.edu. Check out our teaching platform for primary source literacy which offers modules on various topics which students can explore synchronously or asynchronously.

 

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 holds more than 200,000 volumes, more than 1000 archival collections, and more than 2 million photographs. 

Our mission is to lend intellectual excitement and vitality to the campus and community through access to our collections of archives, rare books, and other unique materials. We accomplish this by offering public programming, exhibits and instructional support, and preserving, promoting and fostering 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. This provides USC faculty, students and staff  and others outside the university community the opportunity to explore our unique primary source collections for their research and creative projects. 

An account is required to consult our materials. Go to our Specialized Research Collections Request page and register for a free account in our online request service. This online system 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 fill out this form.

 

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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