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UCLA University History in Library Special Collections

University Archives houses materials relating to the history and administration of UCLA dating from its founding in 1919 to the present.

UCLA History Sources

UCLA - The First Century - image of bookThe following sources include a wealth of information about UCLA and are available as published sources or on microfilm, online, or through in-person visits to the Library Special Collections (LSC) reading room.

UCLA Yearbooks

UCLA History Oral Histories

UCLA Administration Sources

UCLA Registrar's Office - online access

UCLA Registers, Directories, and General Catalogs available for onsite consultation only

 Financial and Administrative Records - available for onsite consultation only

UCLA University Archives Reference Collections

Files from the following collections are available for use in the UCLA Library Special Collections Reading Room.

  • UCLA University Archives Subject Files Reference Collection - contains information on academic programs, buildings, events, and organizations affiliated with: the Los Angeles State Normal School (LASNS), 1881-1919; the University of California, Southern Branch, 1919-1926; and the University of California, Los Angeles, 1927- . The contents of the Subject Files (Reference Collection) include: reports, statistical data, histories of academic departments, organization charts, pamphlets, and other miscellaneous items.
  • UCLA University Archives Photographic Files Reference Collection - contains photographic prints, photographic negatives, and slides of buildings, events, and organizations affiliated with: the Los Angeles State Normal School (LASNS), 1881-1919; the University of California, Southern Branch, 1919-1926; and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1927-current. For construction photos of UCLA's Westwood campus buildings see Record Series 640/Campus Planning Committee and Office of Architects and Engineers. Additional UCLA photographs also located in: Record Series 684/Library Photographic Services. For photographs of people affiliated with UCLA, see: Biographical Files
  • UCLA University Archives Biographical Files Reference Collection - contains biographical information and photographs of faculty and staff affiliated with: the Los Angeles State Normal School (LASNS), 1881-1919; the University of California, Southern Branch, 1919-1926; the University of California, Los Angeles, 1927- . Materials include curriculum vitae, photographs, press releases, and newspaper clippings

The Daily Bruin Archive

http://archive.org - online versions of microfilm reels; search term: UCLA Daily Bruin. Keyword searching is available within each reel

  • REEL 1: September 10, 1915 – June 20, 1918 (The Normal Outlook); September 29, 1919 – February 11, 1921 (The Cub Californian)
  • REEL 2: February 18, 1921 – March 21, 1924 (The Cub Californian / The California Grizzly (3/21/24)
  • REEL 3: March 25, 1924 – February 10, 1926 (The California Grizzly) (orientation horizontal)
  • REEL 4: February 11, 1926 – October 21, 1926 (The California Grizzly) October 22, 1926 - February 16, 1927 (The Daily Bruin)
  • REEL 5: February 27, 1927 – January 11, 1928
  • REEL 6: January 12, 1928 – January 18, 1929
  • REEL 7: February 11, 1929 – November 22, 1929
  • REEL 8: November 25, 1929 – October 9, 1930 (orientation horizontal)
  • REEL 9: October 10, 1930 – September 16, 1931 
  • REEL 10: September 17, 1931 – September 30, 1932 
  • REEL 11: October 3, 1932 – August 1, 1933
  • REEL 12: August 4, 1933 – May 11, 1934 
  • REEL 13: May 14, 1934 – April 26, 1935 (orientation horizontal)
  • REEL 14: April 29, 1935 – March 9, 1936 
  • REEL 15: March 10, 1936 – January 5, 1937
  • REEL 16: January 6, 1937 – November 11, 1937
  • REEL 17: November 12, 1937 – December 2, 1938
  • REEL 18: December 5, 1938 – December 11, 1939
  • REEL 19: February 15, 1940 – November 7, 1940 (orientation horizontal)
  • REEL 20: November 8, 1940 – December 1, 1941 (orientation horizontal)
  • REEL 21: December 2, 1941 – February 17, 1943
  • REEL 22: February 18, 1943 – January 22, 1945 (orientation horizontal)
  • REEL 23: January 24, 1945 – May 20, 1946 (orientation horizontal)
  • REEL 24: May 21, 1946 – October 3, 1947 (orientation horizontal)
  • REEL 25: October 6, 1947 – October 21, 1948
  • REEL 26: October 22, 1948 – September 22, 1949
  • REEL 27: September 23, 1949 – August 8, 1950
  • REEL 28: September 13, 1950 – March 15, 1951
  • REEL 29: March 16, 1951 – March 19, 1952
  • REEL 30: March 20, 1952 – March 19, 1953 (orientation horizontal)
  • REEL 31: March 20, 1953 – March 25, 1954
  • REEL 32: March 26, 1954 – March 25, 1955
  • REEL 33: March 28, 1955 – March 28, 1956 (poorly filmed – incomplete articles)
  • REEL 34: April 2, 1956 – March 14, 1957  (orientation horizontal)
  • REEL 35: March 15, 1957 – March 18, 1958
  • REEL 36: March 19, 1958 – March 5, 1959
  • REEL 37: March 6, 1959 – March 2, 1960
  • REEL 38: March 3, 1960 – February 10, 1961 
  • REEL 39: February 15, 1961 – November 30, 1961 
  • REEL 40: December 1, 1961 – September 27, 1962
  • REEL 41: September 28, 1962 – April 30, 1963
  • REEL 42: May 1, 1963 – March 20, 1964 
  • REEL 43: March 31, 1964 - February 16, 1965 
  • REEL 44:  February 17, 1965 – November 2, 1965
  • REEL 45: November 3, 1965 – April 29, 1966
  • REEL 46: May 2, 1966 – February 6, 1967
  • REEL 47: February 7, 1967 – November 29, 1967
  • REEL 48: November 30, 1967 – May 2, 1968
  • REEL 49: May 7, 1968 – November 22, 1968 
  • REEL 50: November 25, 1968 – May 12, 1969
  • REEL 51: May 13, 1969 – November 17, 1969
  • REEL 52: November 18, 1969 – April 23, 1970
  • REEL 53: April 24, 1970 – September 10, 1970
  • REEL 54: September 29, 1970 – December 11, 1970
  • REEL 55: January 6, 1971 – March 12, 1971
  • REEL 56: March 31, 1971 – September 9, 1971 
  • REEL 57: September 28, 1971 – December 3, 1971 
  • REEL 58: January 5, 1972 – March 3, 1972
  • REEL 59: March 29, 1972 – September 9, 1972
  • REEL 60: September 18, 1972 – November 22, 1972
  • REEL 61: January 8, 1973 – June 1, 1973 
  • REEL 62: June 15, 1973 – November 30, 1973 
  • REEL 63: January 7, 1974 – April 30, 1974 
  • REEL 64: May 1, 1974 – October 31, 1974 
  • REEL 65: November 1, 1974 – December 4, 1974 
  • REEL 66: January 6, 1975 – April 16, 1975 
  • REEL 67: April 17, 1975 - October 1, 1975 
  • REEL 68: October 2, 1975 – December 3, 1975 
  • REEL 69: January 7, 1976 – March 12, 1976 
  • REEL 70:  April 5, 1976 – September 9, 1976 
  • REEL 71: September 21, 1976 – December 6, 1976  (orientation horizontal)
  • REEL 72: January 6, 1977 – March 11, 1977 
  • REEL 73: April 4, 1977 – September 13, 1977 
  • REEL 74: September 20, 1977 – December 5, 1977 
  • REEL 75: January 9, 1978 – March 10, 1978 
  • REEL 76: April 3, 1978 – September 14, 1978 
  • REEL 77: September 19, 1978 – December 4, 1978 
  • REEL 78: January 8, 1979 – March 9, 1979 
  • REEL 79: April 2, 1979 – September 10, 1979 
  • REEL 80: September 18, 1979 – December 3, 1979 
  • REEL 81: January 7 1980 – March 7, 1980 
  • REEL 82: March 31, 1980 – September 12, 1980 
  • REEL 83: September 23, 1980 – December 4, 1980 
  • REEL 84: January 12, 1981 – March 13, 1981 
  • REEL 85: April 6 – September 3, 1981 
  • REEL 86: September 22 – December 2, 1981 
  • REEL 87: January 11- March 12, 1982 
  • REEL 88: April 5 – June 4, 1982 
  • REEL 89: June 28 – August 30, 1982 
  • REEL 90: September 28 – December 8, 1982 
  • REEL 91: January 10 – March 11, 1983 
  • REEL 92: April 4 – June 3, 1983 
  • REEL 93: June 27 – August 29, 1993 
  • REEL 94: September 27 – December 7, 1983 
  • REEL 95: December 27, 1983 – March 9, 1984 
  • REEL 96: April 2 – June 1, 1984 – 
  • REEL 97: June 21 – August 29, 1984 
  • REEL 98: September 25 – December 6, 1984 
  • REEL 99: January 7 – March 14, 1985 
  • REEL 100: April 1 – June 6, 1985 
  • REEL 101: June 24 – August 26, 1985 
  • REEL 102: September 24 – December 5, 1985 
  • REEL 103: January 1 – March 20, 1986  
  • REEL 104: April 2 – April 22, 1986 
  • REEL 105: April 23 – June 22, 1986 
  • REEL 106: June 30 – August 28, 1986 
  • REEL 107: September 23 – December 4, 1986 
  • REEL 108: January 5 – March 12, 1987 
  • REEL 109: March 30 – June 14, 1987 
  • REEL 110: June 22 – August 27, 1987 
  • REEL 111: September 22 – November 2, 1987 
  • REEL 112: November 2, 1987 – December 3, 1987 
  • REEL 113: January 4 – March 10, 1988 
  • REEL 114: March 28 – April 29, 1988 
  • REEL 115: May 2 – June 3, 1988 
  • REEL 116: June 27 – September 1, 1988 
  • REEL 117: September 26 – October 21, 1988 
  • REEL 118: October 24 – December 8, 1988  (Reel digitized in reverse order – starts in December)
  • REEL 119: January 9 – February 8, 1989 
  • REEL 120: February 9 – March 16, 1989 
  • REEL 121: April 3 – 17, 1989 
  • REEL 122: April 18 – June 8, 1989 
  • REEL 123: June 26 – August 31, 1989 
  • REEL 124: September 25 – October 31, 1989  (Reel digitized in reverse order – starts in December)
  • REEL 125: November 1 – December 7, 1989 
  • REEL 126: January 8 – February 14, 1990 
  • REEL 127: February 15 – March 15, 1990 
  • REEL 128: April 2 – 27, 1990 
  • REEL 129: April 30 – June 7, 1990 
  • REEL 130: June 25 – August 30, 1990 
  • REEL 131: September 24 – October 26, 1990 
  • REEL 132: October 29 – December 6, 1990 
  • REEL 133: January 7 – March 14, 1991 
  • REEL 134: April 1 – Mary 8, 1991 
  • REEL 135: May 9 – June 14, 1991 
  • REEL 136: June 24 – August 29, 1991 
  • REEL 137: September 23 – October 31, 1991 
  • REEL 138: November 1 – December 5, 1991 
  • REEL 139: January 6 – February 5, 1992 
  • REEL 140: February 6 – March 13, 1992 
  • REEL 141: March 30 – May 11, 1992 
  • REEL 142: May 12 – June 13/14, 1992 
  • REEL 143: June 22 – August 24, 1992 
  • REEL 144: September 21 – October 30, 1992 
  • REEL 145: November 2 – December 3, 1992 
  • REEL 146: January 11 – March 18, 1993 
  • REEL 147: April 5 – May 4, 1993 
  • REEL 148: May 5 – June 10, 1993 
  • REEL 149: June 28 – August 30, 1993 
  • REEL 150: September 27 – October 29, 1993 
  • REEL 151: November 1 – December 9, 1993 
  • REEL 152: January 10 – March 17, 1994 
  • REEL 153: April 4 – May 4, 1994 
  • REEL 154: May 5 – June 19, 1994 
  • REEL 155: June 27 – August 29, 1994 
  • REEL 156: September 26 – October 31, 1994 
  • REEL 157: November 1 – December 8, 1994 
  • REEL 158: January 9 – February 10, 1995 
  • REEL 159: February 13 – March 16, 1995 
  • REEL 160: April 3 – May 19, 1995 
  • REEL 161: May 22 – June 18, 1995 
  • REEL 162: June 26 – September 3, 1995 
  • REEL 163: September 25 – November 9, 1995 
  • REEL 164: November 10 – December 7, 1995 
  • REEL 165: January 8 – 30, 1996 
  • REEL 166: February 1 – March 14, 1996 
  • REEL 167: April 1 – June 16, 1996 
  • REEL 168: June 24 – September 1, 1996 
  • REEL 169: September 23 – December 5, 1996 
  • REEL 170: January 6 – March 13, 1997 
  • REEL 171: March 31 – June 9, 1997 
  • REEL 172: June 30 – August 31, 1997 
  • REEL 173: September 22 – October 20, 1997 
  • REEL 174: October 21 – December 4, 1997 
  • REEL 175: January 12 – February 17, 1998 
  • REEL 176: February 18 – March 19, 1998 
  • REEL 177: April 6 – June 19, 1998 
  • REEL 178: June 29 – August 31, 1998 
  • REEL 179: September 28 – December 14, 1998 
  • REEL 180: January 11 – March 18, 1999 
  • REEL 181: April 5 – June 18, 1999 
  • REEL 182: June 28 – September 3, 1999 
  • REEL 183: September 24 – October 29, 1999 
  • REEL 184: November 1 – December 13, 1999 
  • REEL 185: January 10 – March 16, 2000 
  • REEL 186: April 3 – June 16, 2000 
  • REEL 187: June 30 – September 1, 2000 
  • REEL 188: September 25 – October 20, 2000 
  • REEL 189: January 8 – March 15, 2001 
  • REEL 190: April 2 – June 11, 2001 
  • REEL 191: June 25 – September 12, 2001 
  • REEL 192: September 23 – October 31, 2001 
  • REEL 193: November 1 – December 10, 2001 
  • REEL 194: January 7 – March 14, 2002 
  • REEL 195: April 1 -30, 2002 
  • REEL 196: May 1 – June 10, 2002 
  • REEL 197: June 24 – September 11, 2002 
  • REEL 198: September 26, 2002 – October 18, 2002 
  • REEL 199: October 21 - December 9, 2002 

The Daily Bruin went online in Fall Quarter, 1994, http://dailybruin.com/