Bancroft Library/University Archives

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Home to many special collections, this library began with an extensive trove of materials on California and Western history donated by Hubert Howe Bancroft in the 19th century. The Bancroft includes the Mark Twain Papers, the Regional Oral History Office, the UC Archives, and other collections and artifacts. The building (entrance on the east side of Doe Library), designed by Arthur Brown Jr., reopened in 2009 after a major seismic upgrade; its renovated interior is among the campus's most beautiful spaces.