We identify, collect, interpret, and provide access to rare and unique materials. We also support research and teaching of the health sciences and medical humanities and preserve the institutional memory of UCSF. Learn more about Archives and Special Collections.
Note that physical materials require supervised access due to their unique and often fragile nature, and some of our collections can’t be searched online. Ask us about our physical archives.
UC Library Search for archives
Find special collections, rare materials, university archives, and manuscripts.
Example: the organon
Online Archive of California (OAC)
Find detailed inventories of selected university archives and manuscript collections.
Example: dritz papers
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