Below are News items in the category of Special Collections Announcements

Esteban Villa: El Movimiento Chicano and the Royal Chicano Air Force

The California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA) will be co-sponsoring two presentations by Esteban Villa on the Chicano movement and the Royal Chicano Air Force artist collective.

Victor Project News: Second NEH Grant Awarded to Support Further Development of Online Encyclopedia

A second National Endowment for the Humanities grant has been awarded to the UCSB Library.

El Teatro Campesino: Videos Now Available Online

A Grant from UC MEXUS to the UCSB Library as part of the ImaginArte multidisciplinary initiative has helped to fund the conversion of 118 video tapes into 5 different formats.

Department of Special Collections Acquires Lou Cannon Papers

UCSB Library’s Department of Special Collections has recently acquired the papers of author Lou Cannon, former White House correspondent and noted biographer of Ronald Reagan.

Darrell Baker and Tina Arth Donation

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.

Neil O'Brien Papers

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."

Bruce Bastin/Interstate Music Collection

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.

Kenneth Karmiole Endowment

Kenneth Karmiole, Class of ’68, is creating an endowed fund to benefit Special Collections in the UC Santa Barbara Library with a pledge of $100,000.

Diana and Simon Raab Endowment

Diana and Simon Raab of Santa Barbara are creating a generously-endowed fund to benefit Special Collections.

New Digital Collection with 5,000 Cylinder Recordings Online

A new digital collection featuring the library's cylinder recordings from the mid 1890s to the mid 1920s is now online.