The winter 2009 exhibit focused on the African American leaders of Santa Barbara and their legacy of activism for civic improvement, equity, and social justice.
December 1, 2008
Collector and author Darrel Baker and his wife Tina Arth gave the library a generous donation to acquire new cylinders for the library's Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project.
September 1, 2008
This summer, the library was pleased to receive the papers of early 20th century American blackface entertainer Neil O'Brien, leader of "Neil O'Brien's Great American Minstrels."
August 1, 2008
This May, UCSB Library acquired a portion of folklorist Bruce Bastin's record collection, consisting of 10,000 78rpm ethnic and folk recordings from Latin America and Europe.
May 1, 2008
This exhibit recognizes some of the legendary music makers whose collections were established in CEMA.
April 15, 2008
Artist books published by Gunnar A. Kaldewey were on display in Special Collections, 3rd floor, UCSB’s Davidson Library. The exhibit was titled “Voyage Imaginaire: from China to Paris.”
January 7, 2008
This exhibit featured works from CEMA’s growing performing arts collections. This exhibit included original scripts, photographs, graphic art and collectibles autographed by the likes of Cesar Chavez, Luis Valdez, and Jane Fonda.
April 13, 2007
Selections from UCSB’s Department of Special Collections related to the various lands and cultures associated with the Silk Road.
January 12, 2007
A new digital collection featuring the library's cylinder recordings from the mid 1890s to the mid 1920s is now online.
June 1, 2005
An exhibit of artists books and related work by Carolee Campbell, creator of Ninja Press and alumna of UCSB College of Creative Studies.
January 10, 2005