CSUSB Pfau Library, San Bernardino County to store Sun newspaper archives


San Bernardino County’s history over the past 119 years, as documented by the San Bernardino Sun newspaper, will soon be available for public review following the signing of a memorandum of understanding that will move the newspaper’s archives to the San Bernardino County Historical Archives.

The Sun newspaper logoIn addition, a digital collection of the Sun archives will also be available at Cal State San Bernardino’s John M. Pfau Library through its department of special collections.

A signing ceremony to commemorate the transfer of the Sun archives will be held Monday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the special collections room (PL-4005) in CSUSB’s Pfau Library. Parking passes will be available at the kiosk at the University Parkway entrance to campus.

Michael Anastasi, vice president and executive editor of the Los Angeles News Group, will speak about the history of the Sun newspaper.

“The Sun newspaper archive will provide an invaluable source for the history of our community,” said Cesar Caballero, dean and university librarian at CSUSB’s John M. Pfau Library. “It will serve as a community chronicle for current and future generations of students, faculty, and community members.”

Physical copies of the Sun newspaper archives dating from 1894 to 1999 have been relocated to the San Bernardino County Historical Archives on Commercenter Drive West in San Bernardino. The entire collection is being digitized and will be maintained and preserved on that site and also at CSUSB.

The public will be able to access the physical and digital collections at the San Bernardino County Historical Archives, while research service and access to the digital collection will be available at the Pfau Library.

For more information, contact Cesar Caballero at (909) 537-5102 or ccaballe@csusb.edu.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.