OPUS Archives and Research Center, located on the campuses of Pacifica Graduate Institute, is free and open to the public. The OPUS archival holdings are held on the 34 acre educational and retreat center on Ladera Lane. The Joseph Campbell and Marija Gimbutas Library collections are located on the Lambert Road campus, formerly a private estate.
OPUS Archives and Research Center
Administrative Office and Archives
801 Ladera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Access Now and Into the Future
The OPUS archives hold manuscripts, papers, images, media, and artifacts of scholars in the fields of depth psychology, archetypal psychology, mythological studies, the humanities and related fields. Currently the archival collections can be accessed in person by appointment only. We require at least two weeks notice and information on your topic in advance so that we may prepare for your visit. Email the archivist to schedule your research appointment. For more information on preparing for your visit and accessing the online database, see Research in the Archives. For tours and other information, contact the administrative office.
OPUS continually pursues grant monies for acquisition, restoration and digitization funds for the collections. Current initiatives include establishing archival records in an online format and digitizing materials in order to expand public access to researchers and investigators worldwide.
Joseph Campbell and Marija Gimbutas Libraries
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013
805.969.3626 ext. 133
Hours: The Campbell and Gimbutas Library is open by appointment and Saturdays 2:30-4:30 (no appointment necessary).
Joseph Campbell’s library contains over 3,000 books covering the various fields of mythology, literature, art, philosophy and religion. A number of the volumes are rare and many of the books contain Campbell’s marginalia.
Marija Gimbutas’ library holds over 1,600 books with an extensive collection on archaeology, as well as numerous volumes about religion, anthropology, linguistics, mythology, folklore, and art.
See About Us for more information.