Below are News items in the category of Special Collections Announcements

The David Giovannoni Collection of Home Cylinder Recordings at UCSB

The UCSB Library has acquired David Giovannoni's collection of over 500 home wax recordings. Home wax or home recordings, were made by everyday people, and capture the early spirit of the public's interaction with recording technology.

Library Acquires Edouard Pecourt Tango and Latin American Music Collection

In 2010 the UCSB Library acquired much of the former store inventory and collection of Parisian record dealer Edouard Pecourt, owner of the store La Boîte à Disques, a small antiquarian record shop in Paris from the early 1950s through 1980s...

University Archives Addition: William Dole Papers

The papers of William Dole (1917-1983), American abstract collage artist born in Angola, Indiana, and former Professor of Art at UC Santa Barbara, are now available for research.

Demian Katz Gamebook Collection Now Open for Research

More than 2500 print gamebooks (primarily paperback) along with a smaller number of related works in other media.

Los Angeles Times Article Highlights UCSB Library's Eddie Davis Collection

An article in the Jan. 8 issue of Los Angeles Times highlights the UCSB Library's collection of Eddie Davis photos, scrapbooks, and memorabilia.

History Affiliates Lecture Thursday on the Emancipation Proclamation

There will be a lecture on Thursday commemoratig the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, offered in conjunction with the exhibit currently on view in Special Collections on the 3rd floor of Davidson Library.

Library Receives $239K to Catalog Historic Sound Recordings

The UCSB Library just received $239,600 from the Mellon-funded "Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards program" administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

Lincoln Comes to Life in Special Collections

Did you see the movie "Lincoln" and want to know more about our 16th president? Check out our Special Collections.

Sam Brylawski Appointed to the National Recording Preservation Board

Sam Brylawski, Editor of UCSB's Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings and the American Discography Project has been appointed to the National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) and also to serve as the Board's Chair.