University Archives

University of Southern California
University Archives
Doheny Memorial Library Room 220
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189

Contact Information
Claude Zachary
University Archivist
Tel: (213) 740-2587/5900
Fax: (213) 740-2343
Campus mail code: DML 0189



The University Archives includes material documenting the history and growth of the University of Southern California. Books (including faculty publications), manuscripts, USC periodicals and newspapers, ephemera , photographic images, disc and tape recordings, and other archival items are available for research under supervised conditions.



The mission of the University Archives is to identify, collect, preserve, arrange, and describe records having permanent legal, fiscal, and/or administrative value in documenting the history of the administrative offices, the academic departments, and USC-related organizations - as well as the activities of its faculty, staff, and students. It facilitates efficient records management and makes records accessible for research and administrative use in accordance with established archival policy by providing adequate facilities for the retention and preservation of such records. The Archives provides information services that will assist the operation of the institution, and serves as a resource and laboratory to stimulate and nourish creative teaching and learning. It serves research and scholarship by making available to and encouraging the use of its collections by members of the community at large. It promotes knowledge and understanding of the origins, aims, programs, and goals of its institution, and of the development of these aims, goals and programs.