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Special Collections *: USC Digital Library

This is a guide to the Department of Special Collections at the University of Southern California and its holdings, including rare books and manuscripts. Useful tools for locating items and scheduling class visits are also included.

USC Digital Library

Spanning a wide range of visual media, the USC Digital Library offers digital images of drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, as well as audio and video recordings. Encompassing the subject strengths of the vast collections of the libraries at the University of Southern California, these materials represent the applied sciences, fine and decorative arts, history, performing arts, and social sciences.

To visit the USC Digital Library, please click here.


The Academic Serpentine, 1926

The Academic Serpentine, 1926. Photo courtesy of USC Archives, USC Libraries.