Welcome to Archives & Special Collections

Archives & Special Collections houses the University Library's rare books and manuscript collections, the University Archives, and the California Jesuit Archives. Materials may be viewed in the Norman F. Martin, S.J. Reading Room by University students, faculty, staff and other researchers. For more information, feel free to contact us.

Included Collections

Mission Santa Clara Collection
Includes the original Sacramental Records and the Franciscan Mission Library.
Rare Book Collection
With strengths in pre-1800 theology and Jesuitica.
University Photograph Collection
Images documenting the visual history of SCU from its founding in 1851 to the present.
University Archives
SCU records, graduate theses, faculty and student publications, and many other SCU-related collections in a variety of formats.


The Philosopher's Cabinet: 19th Century Science at Santa Clara College

Third Floor Gallery
March 6 - June 30
9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Daily, Excluding Holidays)


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