Special Collections and Archives

Support Us

How Can You Help?


Give us your advice on the collections and our efforts. Share ideas about collection building and revenue sources, and help us meet others interested to work with us.

Donate Materials

Donate materials to the collection. We especially welcome books, periodicals, manuscripts, photographs, recordings, memorabilia, and other items that complement the unique subject areas of our collection. If you would like to donate to our collection, please reach out to Special Collections staff to discuss further. You may also review our Gift Form (requires free Adobe PDF Reader.)

Financial Contributions

Community support for preserving our region's history and our main collecting areas is essential. We welcome financial gifts to support our mission which will be used towards purchasing collections, archival supplies, exhibition cases, digitizing materials, hiring student assistants, and special projects like our planned renovation or to launch our fellowship program. To make a financial contribution please visit the University Library's donation page and select “University Library Special Collections Excellence” from the dropdown designation menu.


Create or contribute to an endowment. Honor a friend or loved one through a named gift to build and sustain our Special Collections and Archives unit. Endowments are the gifts that keep on giving. They include named faculty and staff positions or enable us to purchase materials for the collection and help us acquire needed archival supplies when state funds are not available or sufficient.

Oral Histories

If you have firsthand experiences with the history of our campus, the southern California Wine industry, Pomona Valley, the Arabian Horse industry, or other subject areas relevant to our collection, please consider recording an oral history interview. We also welcome help in conducting and transcribing interviews. View our Oral history release form.

If you would like to contribute in any of the above ways, please contact Katie Richardson. We look forward to hearing from you!