LA as Subject

Collectively preserving, archiving and sharing the rich history and culture of Los Angeles

USC University Archives

Doheny Memorial Library 206
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189

Contact: Mr. Claude Zachary, University Archivist
Phone: 213-740-2587
Fax: 213.740.2343

Institution Type: Archive, College/University

Web site:

Archives and Collections

The University of Southern California (USC) University Archives is the repository for the records of enduring value officially made or received by the University of Southern California, and for other materials of historical value related to the functions of the University. The University Archives includes material documenting the history and growth of the University of Southern California.

Regions Covered: USC campus and neighborhood

Type of Materials: Architectural Drawings, Artworks, Audio Recordings, Books, Cultural Artifacts, Materials & Objects, Databases, Diaries/Journals/Personal Papers, Digital Files, Directories, Ephemera, Films/Videos/Moving Images, Institutional Publications, Institutional Records, Manuscripts, Maps, Memorabilia, Microfiche/Microfilm, Newspaper Clippings, Newspapers, Official Records, Oral Histories, Photographs, Postcards, Press Clippings, Press Releases, Printed Works, Prints/Posters, Serials, Slides, Yearbooks

Time Periods: 1848-1899, 1900-1920, 1921-1949, 1950-1963, 1964-1980, 1981-Present

Languages: English

Sectors of the Population: College/University Faculty, Education, Musicians, Multiethnic


Catalog System: USC web and online catalogs, internal finding aids
Repository/Depository: Yes
Loan To Others: Yes
Exhibited: Yes
Exhibition Frequency: Ongoing
Outreach: Brochures/Flyers/Pamphlets, Class Visits, Exhibitions, Internet, Online Catalog