The California State University, Sacramento, Department of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) serves as the principal location for the historical research collections at California State University, Sacramento. The primary strengths of the collection are post-World War II political, social, and environmental history of the Sacramento region and the history of the California State University, Sacramento, since its founding in 1947. The Department's holdings include printed books, manuscripts, and university archives. Subject collections are comprised of both published and unpublished sources and include the Japanese American Archival Collection (JAAC), the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection of rare books and manuscripts, and the Magnus Hirschfeld Collection of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transexual History. The department holdings include formats such as oral history transcripts, photographs, posters, broadsides, audiovisual materials, microforms, prints, paintings and other ephemera.
The California State University, Sacramento’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving images, audio recordings, and text materials from the late 1940s through the present day. The audio portion of the collection consists of oral history interviews and lectures related to subjects such as feminism, racism, gang culture, civil rights, Japanese internment, and more. The collection also includes thousands of complete issues of the State Hornet, the student newspaper of California State University, Sacramento.