Renaissanced exhibit features Rare Books from Meriam Library Special Collections and University Archives

At the Janet Turner Print Museum a collection of rare books selected from the Meriam Library Special Collections and University Archives are currently on exhibit.

Renaissanced was curated by History Professor Jason Nice and students in Renaissance Civilization: 1300-1550, students explore prints in the Turner Collection to analyze and complicate the enduring themes of the Renaissance.

Meriam Library celebrates Wildcat Welcome 2018 with a GLAMorous event

Put a little fun, art, science, history and culture in your life by visiting the galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs) of Chico State!

As part of this un-tour, Meriam Library Special Collections & University Archives, will be featuring treasures from the vault in the research room as visitors take themselves on a tour of GLAMs across campus.

VANISHED: A Chronicle of Loss and Discovery Across Half a Million Years

Meriam Library Special Collections (MLIB 305) is an exhibit location for:

VANISHED: A Chronicle of Loss and Discovery Across Half a Million Years

Byron Wolfe, Sheri Simons, Troy Jollimore, Heather Altfeld, Oliver Hutton, Dr. Rachel Teasdale

Come by and see the interactive display of Mount Tehama in Special Collections October 30-December 15 2017.


Calling all student organizations, sign up for (CAT) Chico Archives Toolkit

Chico State Student Organizations - Make history with us because YOUR story is important.

Meriam Library Special Collections & University Archives has put together the Chico Archives Toolkit (CAT) to help you:

  • Gather
  • Organize
  • Preserve campus history

Attend one of our free CAT workshops to receive:

New Archivist in Special Collections

We are pleased to welcome Archivist, Stefani Baldivia to our Meriam Library Special Collections team. Stefani hails to us from Arcata where she held a similar position. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University in Native American Studies and a Master’s degree of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She grew up in the college town of Redlands where her father worked at University of Redlands. She loves Chico’s tree lined streets and weather as it is reminiscent of her hometown. Please come by and say hello.

Local Historical Newspapers Now Online

The Meriam Library is pleased to offer access to historical local newspapers on Digital Reel. All available Butte County newspapers on microfilm have been scanned and digitized and are now online. The content includes a variety of titles beginning with the Butte Record (1851) and continuing with The Chico Enterprise and Chico Record through December 1922. Issues later than 1922 are still available on microfilm.

Buried Treasure

Ever wondered what is buried in those time capsules in front of Kendall Hall?

Right now in In Special Collections, on the third floor, on exhibit are the contents of the 1962 time capsule recently unearthed during Chico Experience week as well the contents from the 1938 time capsule unearthed in 2008.