Hidden Treasures

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Explore what's available to you at San Francisco State


While many of SF State’s collections, archives and galleries are well known in the Bay Area community and beyond, other holdings are most familiar to the professors, students and researchers who spend hours studying their contents. San Francisco State is proud of the internationally renowned Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives and its extensive special collections in the J. Paul Leonard Library. It also values its lesser-known collections which help to educate thousands of students in coursework designed with their use in mind.


Filmmakers, historians, art lovers, doctoral students, documentarians, poets, scientists and the just plain curious are invited to discover San Francisco State’s many collections and facilities of interest. Access to some materials is by appointment or during public exhibitions only. Other collections are housed in temporary locations during building renovations. Visitors are encouraged to visit the facility’s Web site or to call before coming to campus. A map of San Francisco State's campus is available online at http://www.sfsu.edu/~sfsumap/.







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