New Special Collections Website!

screenshot of new Special Collections website

After much hard work from our library web team, HSU Library Special Collections has launched its new website.

The new site is an update from the previous website to a more user friendly design, and has migrated to the URL: Make sure to update your links! It’s also in-line with the university style guidelines, mirroring other HSU websites, and has a rotating header of historical photographs from HSU Special Collections. If you would like to learn more about a specific featured photograph, there is additional information under the “About” section in the drop down menu.

The accordion style search menu takes users to all of the Special Collections items in the Library catalog, has the ability to search the Digital Archives site that houses our digitized collections, and to search HSU finding aids from the Online Archive of California. All 13,000 digital photographs have migrated to a new Humboldt State Digital Archive making searching and finding historic Humboldt images even easier. We look forward to making more digital content available in the near future.

Special Collections hopes this new site will make finding items in our collections easier, and assist student and community researchers. If you have any questions, please contact for more information.