San Francisco State University Special Collections & Archives
The J. Paul Leonard Library's Digital Collections include materials drawn from our collections.
The J. Paul Leonard Library's Special Collections & Archives contain a wealth of primary source materials on a wide variety of topics. The collections include manuscripts, organizational records, personal papers, photographs, rare books, periodicals, audio-visual media, artwork, artifacts and ephemera. These collections support academic and personal scholarship on campus, in the wider community, and internationally.
Bay Area Television Archive
The Bay Area Television Archive features local newsfilm, documentaries and programs donated to the J. Paul Leonard Library by broadcasters and private individuals, to be preserved as an academic resource.
Frank V. de Bellis Collection
The Frank V. de Bellis Collection is a library-museum of Italian authors and subjects representing the civilization of ancient to modern Italy. The collection is particularly strong in the areas of history, literature, the fine and applied graphic arts, and music.
The Historic Collections at the J. Paul Leonard Library houses a variety of materials that support University curriculum for over a century; these materials have been deemed by subject selectors to need special housing and because they are unique, valuable, rare, or holding special cultural value.
Labor Archives and Research Center
The Labor Archives and Research Center collects union records, personal papers, scrapbooks, photographs, posters, oral histories, film, video, and artifacts documenting working people and labor organizations of the San Francisco Bay Area.