- 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
- Performing Arts (Music, Film and Television, Theater, and Dance)
- Visual Arts
- Center for Oral History Research
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The UCLA University Archives selectively acquires the official records of the university, materials that document student and campus life, including athletics, selected oral histories of UCLA, and other archival materials affiliated with UCLA (1919- ) and with its predecessor, the Los Angeles State Normal School (1881-1919).
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Current Collection Priorities
- Official university records, in any format, as specified by the UC System Records Retention Schedule and UC Records Management policies with the University of California records management policies [RMP-1: - ownership and responsibilities.]
- Intercollegiate Athletics - including departmental records, films, photographs, and publications.
- Student and campus life, in any format, including student organization records – with a particular focus on those student groups that support under-represented groups – including but not limited to those groups that identify on the basis of race, religion, ethnic diversity, and gender diversity. Also includes student publications, writing, and academic journals.
- University photographs and audiovisual materials that document any of the previous areas, but may also include topics and areas not currently held by University Archives in its photographic and audiovisual holdings.
- University publications – University Archives seeks to collect those publications produced by academic and other units on campus that are about those units and their activities, and that do not duplicate current holdings.
Out of Scope
- Faculty papers – these are sought, where appropriate by subject area curators, based on their current collection priorities.
- Alumni group records unless they support diverse communities or are already present in University Archives holdings.
- Any born digital or audiovisual materials that currently cannot be accessed or preserved via available technology at UCLA or reasonable vendor intervention.
- Photographs for which there is no description of any kind and the subject matter not readily identifiable.
- Academic journals produced by departments or other units.
More About the Collection
For more information about the collections and materials available online see: UCLA University History Research Guide.