Sonoma State University Library's Special Collections have significant historical value and the items in each collection are worthy of permanent preservation. Books, photographs, personal letters, periodicals, media, and artifacts are included. Emphasis is on the history, people, and culture of the North Bay region of California, but some collections cover a wide range of subjects. Special Collections and the SSU Archives offer a rich environment for intellectual discovery and can greatly enhance your research experience. The collections are available to anyone wishing to incorporate primary sources into academic or personal research projects and classroom instruction.