Monday, May 17, 2010
The new Rare Book Room in Archives and Special Collections at the CSU Dominguez Hills Library is available for class presentations and other meetings relating to the study of materials in the Archives. The Room houses the Glen Schwendeman Collection of history and exploration, the Buckner Collection of Newberry Award Winners and the early 20th century bestsellers collection. In addition the Archives reading room has California History and Latin American History titles for research.
On April 29, 2010, the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the University, the Archives and Special Collections department moved into its spacious new headquarters in the new South Wing of the library. The new Archives consists of a much larger reading room (with windows!), a rare book room, a preservation room, and expanded archival storage areas with appropriate environmental controls. The new Archives allows for expanded opportunities for research, class presentations and preservation of historic materials. The expanded space allows for more space for staff and interns as well as for new collections.