Special Collections

Feuchtwanger Memorial Library
Horton Rare Book Room

Library Hours

  • Special Collections
  • Thu Dec 12
    11am to 5pm
  • Fri Dec 13
    11am to 5pm
  • Sat Dec 14
    Closed
  • Sun Dec 15
    Closed
  • Mon Dec 16
    11am to 5pm
  • Tue Dec 17
    11am to 5pm
  • Wed Dec 18
    11am to 5pm
  • Thu Dec 19
    11am to 5pm
  • Fri Dec 20
    11am to 5pm
  • Sat Dec 21
    Closed
  • Sun Dec 22
    Closed
  • Mon Dec 23
    9am to 1pm
  • Tue Dec 24
    9am to 1pm
  • Wed Dec 25
    Closed
  • Thu Dec 26
    Closed
  • Fri Dec 27
    Closed
  • Sat Dec 28
    Closed
  • Sun Dec 29
    Closed
  • Mon Dec 30
    Closed
  • Tue Dec 31
    Closed
  • Wed Jan 01
    Closed
  • Thu Jan 02
    11am to 5pm
  • Fri Jan 03
    11am to 5pm
  • Sat Jan 04
    Closed
  • Sun Jan 05
    Closed
  • Mon Jan 06
    11am to 5pm
  • Tue Jan 07
    11am to 5pm
  • Wed Jan 08
    11am to 5pm
  • Thu Jan 09
    11am to 5pm
  • Fri Jan 10
    11am to 5pm
  • Sat Jan 11
    Closed
  • Sun Jan 12
    Closed
  • Mon Jan 13
    11am to 5pm
  • Tue Jan 14
    11am to 5pm
  • Wed Jan 15
    11am to 5pm
  • Thu Jan 16
    11am to 5pm
  • Fri Jan 17
    11am to 5pm
  • Sat Jan 18
    Closed
  • Sun Jan 19
    Closed
  • Mon Jan 20
    11am to 5pm
  • Tue Jan 21
    11am to 5pm
  • Wed Jan 22
    11am to 5pm
  • Thu Jan 23
    11am to 5pm
  • Fri Jan 24
    11am to 5pm
  • Sat Jan 25
    Closed
  • Sun Jan 26
    Closed
  • 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

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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