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Janus Press is Turning 60

This month we are happy to honor the work of Janus Press, founded sixty years ago by the tremendously talented Claire Van Vliet.

Peoples Temple at Jonestown

Peoples Temple at Jonestown: Interpretations of Jonestown in Art, Photography, Sound, Film, and Words is currently on display in the Louis Kenney Reading Room of Special Collections.

San Diego State's Doolittle Raiders

Friday, April 18 marks the 72nd anniversary of the 1942 “Doolittle Raid,” arguably one of the most important events on the Pacific front during World War II. Led by Lt. Col.

Celebrating Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, Special Collections is pleased to showcase some of our African-American treasures!

Odd Scraps of Magical Wisdom

Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of our new exhibit, Odd Scraps of Magical Wisdom: Secrets of the Occult in Special Collections, located in the Louis A. Kenney Reading Room of Special Collections on the fourth floor of the Library Addition.

Freedom to Read

Special Collections is pleased to support Banned Books Week and the freedom to read!   Banned Books Week is an annual event that condemns censorship and supports intellectual freedom.

LGBTQ Pride!

In celebration of San Diego LGBTQ Pride, Special Collections is proud to wave our queer flag and showcase some of our awesome rainbow-related collections!

Combat Correspondence

In honor of Memorial Day and the anniversary of D-Day, Special Collections is pleased to highlight the

Frank Kelly Freas: What, Me Worry?

If you think you recognize the smug look on this alien’s face, you’re probably right.