Among the major specializations are the following collections:
1.American Trade Bindings--Consists of over 5,000 volumes of decorated American cloth publishers'
bindings circa 1850-1930.
2.Archives of Popular Culture - Includes comic books, Big/Little books, television and motion picture scripts, including the Fred Guiol Screen Script Collection and Star Trek television scripts; lobby cards, movie posters, and related film ephemera; and pulp magazines representing several genres.
3.Roy V. Boswell Collection for the History of Cartography (pre- 1901) - Includes 1525 pre-1901 rare
maps of the world as well as bound atlases, books, pamphlets, and serials relating to the history of the art and science of cartography and early exploration and voyaging.
4.Science Fiction Collection - Includes original science fiction manuscripts and related materials of several American authors including Philip K. Dick and Frank Herbert. An extensive collection of science fiction periodicals is also owned.
5.Freedom Center Collection - This is a collection of books, pamphlets, periodicals, and ephemera related to political, social, and religious issues of the United States in the Twentieth Century from all perspectives.
6.Kerridge Angling Collection - Includes approximately 4,000 volumes as well as pamphlets,
periodicals, and ephemera related to fresh-water angling. Includes many rare volumes of Izaak
Walton's Compleat Angler.
7.Local History Collection - Contains books, periodicals, and ephemera, including high school
yearbooks, relating to California, Southern California, Orange County, and the cities within Orange
County. Also contains extensive materials on the citrus industry in North Orange County and the water districts in Southern California. There is a small record group of materials pertaining to former
educators Max Rafferty and Dorman L. Commons from 1962-1970.
8.Fine Press Printing Collection - Press books and press ephemera reflecting Twentieth Century fine
press printing in Great Britain and the United States with a particular focus on California presses,
including the Grabhorn Press of San Francisco and the Fine Arts Press of Santa Ana, California.
9.The Dwight Strong George Bernard Shaw and Dylan Thomas - CollectionsContains first editions and holographic manuscripts by these authors including GBS's letters to Miss Alice Lockett.
10.James Boyer May/Amsberry Poetry Collection - Focuses on American small press poetry publishing
from the mid-to-late Twentieth Century including Los Angeles poet and publisher James Boyer May's business archives and correspondence files.
11.Dr. Fairfax Proudfit Walkup Theater Collection - Includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, scrapbooks,
fashion illustrated plates, dolls, manuscripts, and ephemera pertaining to theater costumes and set design and the professional career of educator, designer, and playwright Fairfax Proudfit Walkup.
Includes some materials relating to her work at the Pasadena Playhouse.
12.California State University, Fullerton's University Archives - Permanent university records and publications of historical importance which document the mission and activities of the university's personnel and agencies from its founding in 1959 to current date. Includes the Donal Michalsky Music Compositions Collection and a sample collection of faculty, staff, and alumni publications.