United States History

Collection Statement

The Library supports the teaching and research needs of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty studying the history of the United States, from the earliest European contacts and settlement to the late 20th century. Most of the collection supporting U.S. History are located on the Geisel Library building.

Primary Library of Congress call numbers are:

E 1- 143 Early explorations and Indians of North America
E 151 - 904 History of the United States in general
F 1 - 975 History of U.S. states and localities

Studies in U.S. History are also found embedded in other Library of Congress classifications including the including social and economic history (H's), political history (J's), and legal history (K's). Researchers also make extensive use of the U.S. Government Documents Collection, which includes most 19th and 20th century publications from Congress, the Executive Branch and other federal agencies. Because historical research covers every aspect of society and culture, other important collections include Ethnic Studies, Film Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, History of Science, and Literature


Key Resources for United States History


New Books in United States History

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Course Materials


Contact Information

Harold Colson

International Relations Librarian
Latin American Studies Librarian
eBooks Coordinator

UC San Diego Library
9500 Gilman Drive, 0175R
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Phone: (858) 534-0619
Fax: (858) 534-7548
hcolson@ucsd.edu