Against the Wall: Social Justice and Civil Unrest in California 1960s-1980s
UCSB Library (Third Floor Gallery)
January 7 - March 31, 2014
This exhibition will explore communities of color in California and their struggles for civil rights and social justice in the sixties, seventies, and eighies. Flashpoint issues included racial inequalities, police brutality, opposition to the Vietnam War, and educational inequities.
This exhibition will be presented in conjunction with UC Santa Barbara’s 2013-14 Critical Issues in America Series, which is examining “The Great Society at Fifty: Democracy in America, 1964/2014.” Items in the exhibition will be drawn from the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA) in the Library’s Special Collections.
Bill of Rights (Working Title)
UCSB Library (Special Collections, Third Floor)
January - April 2014
The centerpiece of this exhibition is a rare newspaper printing of an early draft (June 13, 1789) of the Bill of Rights from the personal collection of Sara Miller McCune, in addition to related books. The UCSB Library will also make available books and other unique materials from our collections for this exhibition.
UCSB Library (First Floor)
February 8 - May 2014
Artist Ethan Turpin will create an exhibition on wildfire in conjunction with the 2014 UCSB Reads book The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America. Using images and artifacts drawn from the Library's Department of Special Collections, its Map and Imagery Laboratory, and from other local collections of fire artifacts, Turpin's exhibition will challenge us to think about the environmental and human impact of wildfires.
Writing Made Visible (Working Title)
UCSB Library (Location to be announced)
May - July 2014
What do writers do? What do writing processes look like in practice and in action? To explore these questions, the UCSB Library and Writing Program will collaborate to present an exhibition that makes visible the writing process through drafts of various types of writing—from fiction to poetry, from literary analyses to lab reports. Items for the exhibition will be solicited from current faculty, students, administration, staff, and other writers on campus, as well as drawn from Special Collections and the University Archives in the Library. The goal of the exhibition is to demonstrate in a visually compelling manner the messiness that goes into producing published texts.