OPUS welcomes visiting guests and researchers. The collections are non-circulating. Please note that we require at least two weeks notice in order to schedule a research visit in the archives, and that information regarding interest and subject matter to be reviewed is necessary to plan a visit.
Preparing for Scholar’s Visit
For a scholar’s visit, we need time to prepare and to do our research so you can do yours! Our staff makes every effort to design the research experience for optimum productivity and efficiency. To prepare for your visit:
- See the collection overviews for information about the scholars and their published works included in biographies and bibliographies.
- Search the Archives and Manuscripts online database for individual or cross-collection results.
- When using these tools, note that collections may be organized thematically, by titles of works, or both. For example, Catal Huyuk may be a theme you wish to explore, or you may wish to look at the research notes for the publication Re-Visioning Psychology.
Once you begin to get a sense of what you need, contact the Archivist and we will begin designing your research visit.
Manuscripts and papers are located on the Pacifica Graduate Institute Ladera campus, and the Joseph Campbell and Marija Gimbutas personal libraries are located on Pacifica’s Lambert campus. See Visiting OPUS for more information on archive or special library hours and to schedule a visit to either location.