Pollak Library: Preserving the Past and Building the Future

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University Archives and Special Collections - Preserving the Past and Building the Future

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Thanks to a generous donor we have $30,000 in matching gift funds available. When you make a gift, it will be matched dollar-for-dollar through $1,000.

Only by remembering the past can we understand the present and re-envision our future.

University Archives and Special Collections, housed in the Pollak Library, is the guardian of campus memories and the steward of rare and unique materials that are unavailable elsewhere, providing vital resources for scholarly research and education. We are planning to expand the Pollak Library’s special collections into an exciting new area: Latinx science fiction, beginning with local authors. This will build upon the Library’s renowned collections in science fiction, and complement our local history and Chicanx resource collections as well.


Donations to University Archives & Special Collections will help us to launch our collection of Latinx science fiction and to make our vision of creating a space to better serve our patrons a reality.


While the vision of a new home on the sixth floor of the Pollak Library South is being finalized, we invite you to be a part of our excitement about these collections and continue to safeguard our history.


Preserving our unique resources is only possible with your generous support. 
Please give today!

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$10

Explorer Level

Donating $10 can help preserve resources such as the Roy V. Boswell Collection for the History of Cartography. Navigate to University Archives & Special Collections, currently housed on the third floor of the Pollak Library South, to explore maps dating from 1285-1900 as well as published works on cartography, geography, and navigation.

$25

Comic Book Star Level

Donating $25 can help preserve our amazing comic book collection, and expand into Latinx comics. Come and see a variety of comic books in University Archives & Special Collections currently housed on the third floor of the Pollak Library South.

$50

Dreamer Level

Donating $50 can help us develop our collection of Latinx Science Fiction. University Archives & Special Collections holds the original screenplay of "Bladerunner," written by Mexican-American author Hampton Fancher and based on Philip K. Dick’s "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" in our Willis E. McNelly Science Fiction Collection. http://archives.fullerton.edu/repositories/5/resources/57

$75

Activist Level

Donating $75 can help us preserve and build upon our Latinx and Chicanx materials. The Library holds posters and other rare materials related to El Teatro Campesino, Cesar Chavez, the Farmworkers’ movement, and more in University Archives & Special Collections currently housed on the third floor of the Pollak Library South.

$100

Superhero Level

Donate $100 and be our superhero! Your donation can help us to launch our collection of Latinx science fiction and to make our vision of creating a new space to better serve our public a reality.

$200

Philanthropist Level

Donate $200 and follow in the footsteps of our philanthropist donors for whom the Library is named. Find out more about the Pollaks by exploring the Paulina June Pollak Papers at http://archives.fullerton.edu/repositories/5/resources/120

$500

Ultimate Hero level

Donate $500 and help us reach for the stars! We invite you explore the diverse resources in University Archives & Special Collections and help us build for the future.

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