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Special Collections Research Center

Special Collections Research Center


The Special Collections Research Center is comprised of several specialized book collections, manuscript collections, the University Archives and the Central Valley Political Archive. Anyone is welcome to use our collections but all materials must be viewed in the reading room. A picture I.D. is required while conducting research. Photocopying is done by Special Collections staff.


Rollin Pickford

Rollin Pickford:  An Artist and His Collectors.  A free exhibition open to the public at the Henry Madden Library, Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery.

Note:  The Pickford exhibition will remain open all hours the library is open through winter break, though with restricted access.  Patrons wishing to view the exhibition will need to ask to be let in to the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery at the Circulation Desk, and notify them when you are finished viewing the exhibition so it can be locked back up.

Henry Madden Library 5th Anniversary

Henry Madden Library 5th Anniversary: An online exhibit celebrating the highlights of the first 5 years of the new and improved Henry Madden Library.


Relocation of Japanese Americans During World War II

Executive Order 9066 and Japanese American Internment:  An online exhibit in commemoration of the 72nd Anniversary of the order signed by President Roosevelt which led to the forced relocation of Japanese Americans on the West Coast during World War II.



Phone: (559) 278-2595
Fax: (559) 278-8093

Tammy Lau (Librarian)


Adam Wallace



The Special Collections Research Center is open for research by appointment only between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.