- University Archives: the History of UCLA
- Los Angeles History and Culture
- History of Medicine and the Sciences
- World Histories and Cultures
- Manuscripts, Rare Books and Print Culture: History of Printing and Publishing
- Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
- Twentieth-and Twenty-first Century Literature
- Performing Arts (Music, Film and Television, and Theater)
- Artists' Books
- Punk Music and Culture
- Visual Arts
- Center for Oral History Research
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Global Histories and Cultures
UCLA Library Special Collections' holdings cover a range of geographical areas beyond the United States. Traditional strengths include Mexican manuscripts, pamphlets, and ephemera from the colonial era through the twentieth century; and historical photographs, independence-era publications, and Literatura de Cordel from Latin America.
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Current Collecting Priorities
- Photographs and related research materials from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Pacific Rim, Middle East
- Latin American history and culture
- Travel and exploration, including women travelers and the Antarctic
- photograph albums
- graphic novels
- Cuban artists' books