The Library's Special Collections comprise primary source archival papers and records acquired and maintained in support of the University's curriculum with emphasis on the natural resources, Native peoples, and primary industries of Northwestern California, including the history of Humboldt State University.

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Browse the Special Collections:

Cal Poly Humboldt transition archive

Humboldt in the Time of COVID - Digital Archive

Humboldt State University Newspaper Collection

Ina and Noel Harris Collection

Lucille Vinyard Journal Collection

Oliner Altruism Research Archive

Special Collections Digitized Publications

Susie Van Kirk Papers

University Archives