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Special Collections and Archives

Tips and tools for researching primary sources in Special Collections and Archives and online

Setting up an appointment

You are welcome to come to look at the collections. 

Confirm our hours and contact us with a day and time you would like to come in. When you contact us, let us know which materials you would like to look at. We usually need about 1-2 days' advanced notice in order to pull the material for your appointment.

Contact information:

  • email:
  • phone: 805-756-2305

If you don't know which materials you want to look at, that is ok! Let us know what your research topic is, and we can pull some materials we think will be helpful.

Schedule an research help appointment

Do you want to meet with archives staff to get help with your research? You can schedule an appointment for help at this link: If you need to meet at another time, email us at to set up a consultation.