Archives & Special Collections

The Archives & Special Collections acquire, preserve, and make available items relating to the history and development of Pacific Union College and the Seventh-day Adventist Church, especially in Northern California and the Pacific Rim. This part of the library supports and promotes research by Pacific Union College students, faculty, alumni, and other researchers who work with primary and secondary source materials.


This section of the library contains:

  • Letters, diaries, manuscripts, and other archival documents belonging to former PUC Presidents, faculty, and alumni. Descriptions of some of the collections are available on Google Drive. Many unlisted collections are available at the library.
  • Archival documents related to the history and administration of Pacific Union College.
  • Books, pamphlets, archival documents, and more on the history and beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  • Resources on the history of Napa Valley and Angwin.
  • Photographs from the 1880s to today.
  • Student newspapers like the Campus Chronicle.
  • Yearbooks from PUC and other Adventist colleges and academies.
  • Theses, honors projects, and other papers written by PUC graduates.
  • Rare books, maps, paintings, posters, newspapers, museum objects, and so much more.

The Archives & Special Collections are located on the upper floor of the library. 

Call (707) 965-6244 or email the Special Collections Librarian to ask questions, request material, or set up an appointment.