Library Special Collections Development Strategy and Policies
The nature of stewarding special collections holdings requires UCLA Library Special Collections to be selective in what we acquire and make available for research.
UCLA Library Special Collections (LSC) acquires archives, rare books, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, audiovisual materials, digital files, cartographic and other primary source materials of a rare or unique nature. We acquire new holdings predominately through donations and transfers, and purchase a select amount of material. We also create new scholarly documentation through conducting oral history interviews that support our current collecting priorities.
LSC makes a full stewardship commitment to materials we acquire. We make acquisitions decisions with the expectation that we will be able to preserve materials adequately and make them available for research.
Through collecting, LSC strives to: