Mission

Mission
Our Mission
JFK Memorial Library, ca. 1970
 

Cal State LA Special Collections & Archives supports the discovery, learning and engagement goals of the University by identifying, acquiring, preserving, and providing access to primary research materials of enduring value in support of the academic mission of the university, the educational and research needs of the Cal State LA academic community, scholars, and the research community at large. As a repository situated in East Los Angeles, and at the heart of several diasporic, immigrant communities, Special Collections & Archives moreover aims to capture the diverse lives and historical narratives reflected in our heavily first-generation student body, and the major contributions their communities have made to the dynamic cultures of Southern California.