Archives & Special Collections is your portal to the University's archives, rare books, manuscripts, historic photos, artifacts, and much more.
We're Open for Research
Archives & Special Collections is proud to announce we are available to take in-person research appointments from SCU students, staff, and faculty beginning July 12, 2021. Appointments are available for any length of time from 12 noon - 5 pm weekdays, with a mandatory 15 minute break every two hours. It is possible to host a maximum of four researchers at one time.
Email us at SpecialCollections@scu.edu to make an appointment.
Virtual assistance is available to external researchers: we provide Zoom appointments, material duplication, and email research consultations. Call (408) 554-5530 or email SpecialCollections@scu.edu with your inquiry.
We have scanned nearly 50,000 images and documents from our collections for you to access online. Search across all collections, or target your search to some of the popular collections listed below.
- The Santa Clara Student Newspaper
- SCU Yearbooks
- SCU Course Catalogs
- Mission Santa Clara Manuscripts
- Mission Santa Clara Sacramental Records
- Full text scans of baptism, marriage, and burial records. Click Browse All at top of page to replicate the experience of leafing through the bound records by hand.
Arthur's Attic is the blog of Archives & Special Collections, where we share interesting items and discuss topics related to our collections. The blog is named after Arthur Spearman, University Archivist from 1957-1977, who we attribute to assembling many of our bedrock collections.