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Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives houses the UC Irvine Libraries' collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, and other rare and special materials.

They are located on the 5th floor of Langson Library. While they have primary sources in many areas their most well-known collections are:

  • Artists' Books
  • British Naval History
  • California History
  • Critical Theory Archive
  • Dance
  • Faculty Papers
  • Fine Press
  • History of the Book
  • Literary Authors
  • Orange County
  • Political Literature
  • Rare Books
  • Southeast Asian Archive (Located on the 1st Floor of the Libraries Gateway Study Center)
  • Thomas Mann
  • University Archives