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Campus History Collection


The Campus History Collection (CHC) of the California Maritime Academy (CMA) collects, organizes, and preserves selected documents, artifacts, and ephemera relevant to the history of the Academy.   It serves as a repository for students, staff, researchers, and alumni to study CMA from its origins as the California Nautical School in 1929 to the present.

Join the Library's Oral History Project

CMA A Brief History 1931-2004

Contact Information

Access to the Campus History Collection is by appointment only. To make an appointment please contact Larry Stevens, CHC Archivist. His contact information is:   

Phone:  707.654.1089 or 707.654.1098     Email:

Searching the Collection

You may also contact Larry Stevens (see above) directly for assistance in research related to the history of the Academy.

To browse a list of the items in the CHC, please click here.

Search the Photograph Collection online.

Collection Development Policy

Available here: Campus History Collection Collection Development Policy.