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Primary Sources for Student Research

Collections of Materials at CSULB and Local Universities

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Materials available at UCLA

18th-c France: many published memoirs and letters

19th-c Paris: many newspapers

English sermons 1600-1750

English periodicals and books, 1680-1750

Oscar Wilde’s letters, main collection

English literary periodicals, 1870-1914, part of Oscar Wilde Collection

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library and the Department of Special Collections have coordinated their collecting of British and American literature. The Clark’s English printed books range from the 15th to the 20th century, but its strength is in 17th and 18th century studies. Special Collections’ holdings overlap with the Clark chronologically, as in its collection of British pamphlets dating from 1660, the A.N.L. Munby collection of 18th century English plays, collections of Gothic writers William Beckford and Ann Radcliffe, or the Children’s Book Collection

Goldsmiths’ Kress Library of Economic Literature Microfilm CollectionSources about internal works in banks and government finance, along with scandals about bad stock “bubbles.”  Microfilm and printed contents volume is at UCLA’s Anderson Business Library, Microforms Room, Kress: H31 .G57 Microfilm

To see the holdings available at UCLA Special Collections, go to:

Online Archive of California (OAC):

A core component of the California Digital Library, the Online Archive of California (OAC) is a digital information resource that facilitates and provides access to materials such as manuscripts, photographs, and works of art held in libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions across California. The OAC is available to a broad spectrum of users—students, teachers, and researchers of all levels. Through the OAC, all have access to information previously available only to scholars who traveled to collection sites.

OAC digital content projects include: Cal Heritage Collection, California Cultures, Cased Photographs, Free Speech Movement, Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives (JARDA), Museums and the Online Archive of California (MOAC)

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