Research in the library

This page is designed for students of history to find primary sources in the CSU Sacramento library and archives. Remember that many primary sources may also be available in anthologies and document collections catalogued in EUREKA.

CSU archive

The CSUS archive (located in the library) has special collections that include:

  • Japanese American Archival Collections
  • Congressional papers of John Moss
  • Mayoral and Assembly papers of Phil Isenberg
  • Senate papers of Leroy Greene
  • Sacramento Peace Center
  • Port of Sacramento papers
  • Women's Studies Collection
  • James Richardson's Willie Brown biography research materials
  • Charles M. Goethe papers
  • Sacramento City/County Merger papers
  • Oral History Collections

Major microform collections

  • Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (Index: call# Z2002.P77 1976)
  • Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (Index: call# Z2002.W52)

Individual microfilm collections

  • AHA Committee for the Study of War Documents
  • Alger Hiss Case: Basic Documents
  • American Corr. Association, Annual Congress (1870-1946)
  • American Indian Correspondence, Presbyterian Historical Society
  • American Occupation of Germany 1918-1923
  • American Women’s Diaries (New England)
  • Angela Davis Trial
  • Annual Catalogue of the Controllers Library, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office
  • Belgium, Ministère des Colonies, Rapport du Ruanda-Urundi
  • Board of Indian Commissioners, Annual Reports, 1869-1932
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra (1943-1975), Program Notes and Card Index
  • British War Office No. 36
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs, Superintendents’ Annual Narrative and Statistical Reports 1907-1938 (Northern California jurisdictions)
  • California Governor’s Commission on the Los Angeles Riots
  • Carlos Montezuma Papers (Arizona State)
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Division of International Law, Pamphlets
  • Catalogue of the Private Library of Michael Harrison (with Supplement)
  • Clarendon Papers, 1867-1870
  • Codex Aubin
  • COINTELPRO: The Counter-Intelligence Program of the FBI
  • Collection from the Tamiment Library
  • Collis P. Huntington Papers, 1856-1901
  • Colonial Office Records, Class 5 File: The French and Indian War
  • Colonial Office Records, Class 5 Files: Westward Expansion, 1700-1783
  • Colonial Records of the State of Georgia
  • Communist Infiltration of the SCLC, FBI Investigation Files
  • Consular Instructions of the Department of Department of State, 1801-1834
  • Correspondence of the Secretary of the Navy Relating to African Colonization, 1819-1844
  • Council Fire, Vols. 1-8 (1875-1888)
  • Countee Cullen Papers, 1921-1969
  • Democratic Party, National Conventions, Proceedings (1832-1976)
  • Despatches from the US Consul in Warsaw, 1871-1906
  • Despatches from US Consuls Appointed to Monterey, Upper California, Mexico
  • Despatches from US Consuls in Honolulu, 1820-1903
  • Despatches from US Consuls in Istanbul, 1820-1906
  • Despatches from US Consuls in Monterrey, Upper California
  • Despatches from US Consuls in Moscow, 1857-1906
  • Despatches from US Consuls in Novorossisk, 1883-1884
  • Despatches from US Consuls in Odessa, 1831-1906
  • Despatches from US Consuls in Riga, 1811-1906
  • Despatches from US Consuls in Santa Fe, 1830-1846
  • Despatches from US Consuls in St.. Petersburg,1803-1906
  • Despatches from US Consuls in Texas, 1825-1844
  • Despatches from US Consuls in Vienna, 1830-1906
  • Despatches from US Consuls in Vladivostok, 1898-1906
  • Diplomatic Instructions of the Department of the Department of State, 1801-1906
  • Documentary Poster Collection, World War I
  • Documentary Poster Collection, World War II
  • Documents Relating to the Negotiation of Ratified and Unratified Treaties with Various Indian Tribes, 1801-1869
  • Draper Manuscripts (Brant Papers, Tecumseh Papers, Paris Documents at Albany)
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers
  • Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Papers, 1917-1923
  • FBI File on SDS/WUO
  • FBI File on the American Indian Movement and Wounded Knee
  • FBI File on the Black Panther Party, North Carolina
  • FBI File on the National Negro Congress
  • FBI File on the Osage Indian Murders
  • FBI File on the Student Nonviolent Cooring [sic] Committee
  • FBI File on US Churchwomen Killed in El Salvador
  • FBI File: Highlander Folk School
  • FBI File: Miburn
  • Flash Gordon Sunday Strips
  • France, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, Rapport Annuel du Cameroun, 1921-1938
  • France, Ministère des Colonies, Rapport Annuel du Togo, 1921-1938
  • Free Speech Movement
  • Fuehrer Conference on Matters Dealing with the German Navy, 1939-1945
  • General Court Martial of General George Armstrong Custer, 1867
  • German High Command, 1938-1945
  • Granville Papers, 1870-1874
  • Great Britain Foreign Office Records (various countries, esp. Russia, China)
  • Great Britain, Colonial Office, African Mandates Report: Togoland, 1920-1938
  • Great Britain, Colonial Office, Report on the Cameroons, 1920-1938
  • Great Britain, Colonial Office, Tanganyika, 1920- 1938
  • Great Britain, Public Record Office, British Sources on the Early Years of the Second World War
  • Great Britain, War Cabinet (1939-1945)
  • Heart Mountain Sentinel Nov. 7, 1942-1945
  • Henry Cowley, 1st Earl, Papers, 1804-1884
  • Hopedale Community, 1821-1938
  • Indian Census Records 1885-1940 (for Northern California)
  • Interior Department Appointment Papers: State of California, 1849-1907
  • International Labor Defense Publications, 1933-1945
  • Isaac Ingalls Stevens Papers, 1818-1862
  • Japanese Camp Papers
  • John J. McGilvra Papers, 1835-1885
  • Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1619-1776
  • LaFlesche Family Papers (Nebraska State Historical Society)
  • Lake Mohonk Conference on the Indian, Reports (1883-1929)
  • Laws and Constitutions of the American Indians
  • Letter Book, 1688-1761, of the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England
  • Letter Books of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, March 10, 1843-February 20, 1845
  • Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880 (Incomplete; Selected Juris­dictions)
  • Letters Received by the Office of the Secretary of War Relating to Indian Affairs 1800-1824
  • Letters Sent by the Governors and the Secretary of State of California, 1847-1848
  • MAGIC Documents...1938-1945
  • Major Council Meetings of American Indian Tribes
  • Malcolm X Surveillance File
  • Manning Ferguson Force Papers, 1824-1899
  • Marcus Garvey FBI Investigation File
  • Martin Luther King Assassination File
  • Notes from the Austrian Legation in the US to the Department of State, 1820-1906
  • Notes from the Chinese Legation in the US to the Department of State, 1868-1906
  • Notes from the Department of State to Foreign Ministers and Consuls in the US, 1793-1834
  • Notes from the Japanese Legation in the US to the Department of State, 1858-1906
  • Notes from the Russian Legation in the US to the Department of State, 1809-1906
  • Notes from the Spanish Legation in the US to the Department of State, 1790-1906
  • Notes to Foreign Legations in the US from the Department of State, 1834-1906
  • Official National Collegiate Athletic Association Basketball Guide, 1892-1944
  • Oil: The Federal Investigation
  • Oneida Community Papers
  • Operation Little Switch
  • Oral History Collection of the American Indian Research Project
  • OSS/State Department Intelligence and Research Reports: Germany and Its Occupied Territories During World War II
  • Pacific Citizen, June 4, 1942-March 25, 1944
  • Papers of Carlos Montezuma (Wisconsin Historical Society Collection)
  • Papers of John P. Harrington
  • Pomona Center News, June 30, 1942-Aug. 8, 1942
  • Press Conferences of the Secretary of State (1922-1974)
  • Prince Valiant Sunday Strips (1937-1964)
  • Private Land Grant Cases in the Circuit Court, 1852-1950; index...1853-1903
  • Problems of the American Negro
  • Proceedings of Court of Inquiry Concerning the Conduct of Major Marcus Reno at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, June 25-26, 1876
  • Records of German Field Commands, Army Groups
  • Records of the Cherokee Indian Agency in 14 Tennessee 1801-1835
  • Records of the Choctaw Trading House, 1803-240
  • Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the US and Mexico, 1910-1929
  • Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between the US and Guatamala [sic], 1910-1929
  • Records of the Department of State: Communications from Special Agents (1794-1889, 1906)
  • Records of the Office of the Secretary of War: Letters Sent, Indian Affairs, 1800-1824
  • Records of the Oregon Superintendency of Indian Affairs
  • Records of the Southern Superintendency of 22 Indian Affairs, 1832-1870
  • Records of the Tenth Military Department, 1846-1851
  • Records of the US District Court for the District. of Columbia Relating to Slaves, 1851-63
  • Records of the Washington Superintendency of Indian Affairs
  • Report on South West Africa, 1918-1938
  • Reports and Correspondence Relating to the Army Investigations of the Battle of Wounded Knee
  • Reports of Inspection of the Field Jurisdiction of the Office of Indian Affairs 1873-1900
  • Reports of the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes
  • Republican Party, National Conventions, Proceedings (1856-1976)
  • Returns from Regular Army Regiments, Seventh Cavalry, 1882-1888
  • Revolutionary Records of the State of Georgia
  • Russkii biograficheskii
  • San Francisco State
  • College Strike Materials, 1968-1969
  • Santa Anita Pacemaker June 9-Sept. 9, 1942
  • Slave Narratives
  • Socialist Collection in the Tamiment Library, New York University
  • Socialist Party Papers, 1897-1963
  • Socialist Party Papers, Addendum
  • South Dakota Emergency Relief Administration, Survey of Indian Reservations
  • Southern School News (1954-1968)
  • Southern Tenant Farmers Union Papers
  • Special Files of the Office of Indian Affairs (1807-1904)
  • Special Studies Series: Latin America, 1962-1980
  • Stuart Papers from the Denys Eyre Bower Collection, Chiddingstone Castle, Kent
  • Stuart Papers from the Royal Archives, Windsor Castle
  • Students for a Democratic Society Papers
  • Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the US
  • Third Party Presidential Nominating Conventions, Proceedings, Records, etc.
  • Thomas Lake Harris Collection
  • U.S. vs. Rosenberg
  • Unnumbered (miscatalogued), documents of the Public Record Office, London, mostly on China and Russia
  • US Adjutant General’s Office, Letters Received, 1871-1889 (Selected Files)
  • US Army in the World War, 1917-1919
  • US Army, 10th Military Department, Records of the 10th Military Department, 1846-1851
  • US Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized TribesWar in Vietnam
  • US Congress, House Un-American Activities (Dies Committee), 1938-1944
  • US Congress, House Un-American Activities Hearings and Reports, 1945-1954
  • US Congress, Senate, Territorial Papers, 1789-1.87 3
  • US Department of State, Internal Affairs of Mexico
  • US Department of State, List of US Consular Officials, 1789-1939
  • US Department of State, Territorial Papers, Colorado Series, 1859-1874
  • US Department of State, Territorial Papers, Dakota, 1861-1873
  • US Department of State, Territorial Papers, Kansas, 1854-1861
  • US Department of State, Territorial Papers, Nebraska, December 31, 1854-March 27, 1867
  • US Department of State, Territorial Papers, Nevada Series
  • US Department of State, Territorial Papers, Oregon, 1848-1858
  • US Department of State, Territorial Papers, Utah Series, 1853-1873
  • US Department of State, Territorial Papers, Washington Series
  • US Department of the Interior, Territorial Papers, Washington, 1854-1902
  • US Embassy (France): The US and France
  • US Embassy, Russia, Despatches from US Ministers to Russia, 1808-1906
  • US Embassy, Russia, Papers Relating to the Cession of Alaska, 1856-1867
  • US Legation, China, Despatches from US Ministers to China, 1843-1906
  • US Legation, Frances, Despatches from US Ministers to France, 1789-1906
  • US Legation, Germany, Despatches from US Ministers to the German States and Germany, 1799-1906
  • US Legation, Great Britain, Despatches from US Ministers to Great Britain, 1791-1906
  • US Legation, Hawaii, Despatches from US Ministers in Hawaii, 1843-1900
  • US Legation, Mexico, Despatches from US Ministers to Mexico, 1823-1906
  • US Statutes at Large (1789-1962)
  • US vs. David Dellinger, et. al.
  • US vs. John B. Conally & Jake Jacobsen
  • US vs. John N. Mitchell, et. al.
  • US-Legation, Japan, Despatches from US Ministers to Japan, 1855-1906
  • War Relocation Authority (Reports and Papers)
  • Wartime Conferences of the Combined Chiefs of Staff
  • Washington (Ter.). Washington Territorial Government Papers, 1853-1875
  • Western Americana: Frontier History of the American West, 1550-1900
  • William Henson Wallace Papers, 1811-1858
  • Wisconsin Phalanx
  • Women and Law
  • Women and/in Health
  • World Peace Foundation, Boston, Pamphlets

Presidential papers

  • Calvin Coolidge Papers
  • Chester A. Arthur Papers
  • William McKinley Papers
  • Ulysses S. Grant Papers
  • Benjamin Harrison Papers
  • Grover Cleveland Papers
  • Abraham Lincoln Papers
  • Zachary Taylor Papers (reel 3 missing)
  • Franklin Pierce Papers
  • Andrew Johnson Papers
  • John Tyler Papers
  • William H. Harrison Papers
  • Martin Van Buren Papers
  • Andrew Jackson Papers
  • George Washington Papers
  • James Monroe Papers
  • James Madison Papers