The "Sayad Collection" is an Assyrian, primarily Near Eastern theological/cultural book collection representing the private library of the Rev. Eshoo Paul Sayad, acquired by the CSU Stanislaus library in 1970. See Collection tab for further information.
The University Library Special Collections serves as a repository for primary research materials of interest to the campus, the community, and the Central Valley region. Special Collections exist to collect, maintain, and make available the collections in its care to support the teaching, learning, and research activities of California State University, Stanislaus and the state of California.
Collection strengths include local and regional history books and documents, local history manuscript collections, oral histories, Stanislaus County historical documents, photographic collections, and the University Archives.
The video presentation below illustrates a photographic history of transportation in Turlock using photographs from our Special Collections. Enjoy!