The collection of books and materials that a local resident named William Wyles left to the University of California Santa Barbara in the 1940s formed the basis on which the Department of Special Collections was built.
January 7, 2002
This exhibit featured photographs and other materials from the Performing Arts Department's collections on opera singer Lotte Lehmann.
October 8, 2001
Featured in the exhibit are selective examples of original nineteenth century volumes and more recent research works reflecting some of the themes in the Wyles Collection.
August 21, 2000
The Neal J. Linson Family generously provided funding for a project to organize, preserve, and publicize the extensive Isla Vista resources held by the UCSB Department of Special Collections and other areas of the UCSB Library.
August 1, 2000
The Alternative Press Collection in the Department of Special Collections contains nearly 300 titles, mostly non-mainstream newspapers in their original form, from the late 1960s to the latter 1970s.
July 3, 2000
A selection of Vogue picture records from the Todd collection is on display in the Department of Special Collections during May and June 2000.
May 1, 2000
An exhibit in the conference room of the Department of Chicano Studies, now online.
October 1, 1999
Selections from the Isaac Foot Collection are on exhibit in the Department of Special Collections. Acquired in 1962 from a private estate in Great Britain, the collection was one of the largest purchases in UC’s history.
September 1, 1999
An exhibit showcasing the 75th anniversary of the opening of the new Lobero Theater in downtown Santa Barbara and the beginning of Fiesta.
January 1, 1999
This exhibit featured catalogs, brochures, and other printed materials from the Romaine Trade Catalog Collection.
June 1, 1998