Below are News items in the category of Special Collections

Featured Collection Item: Manuscript Bible, c. 1297

This Latin Bible, c. 1297, is one of the earliest held in the UCSB Library’s Special Collections.

New International Sound Recording Collections

Two new international 78prm collections have been added to the historical sound recordings archive in Special Collections, the Kutay Derin Kugay collection of Turkish recordings and a collection of African recordings.

Discography of American Historical Recordings Unveiled

The Library is pleased to announce the public availability of the Discography of American Historical Recordings (DAHR), a new online database that expands upon and will replace the Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR).

Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens Rare Books Coming to UCSB

UC Santa Barbara Library is pleased to announce an agreement with the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden to house the Garden’s rare book collection, containing over 750 titles dating back to the seventeenth century.

Thousands of Manuscript Collections Now Cataloged

Concluding an 18 month project by three library departments, nearly all of the manuscript collections in Special Collections are now represented in both the Library Catalog and the Online Archive of California (OAC).

"Hunger for Justice" Display on View in South Hall

Demonstrating the power of collaboration, a multidisciplinary and multi-generational team of faculty, students and archivists went to work to put up a new campus photo display entitled, "Hunger for Justice."

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.

Featured Collection Item: "Treehouse"

Featured object: Treehouse artists book by Paul Johnson

On Exhibit: The Emergence of the Bill of Rights

The Emergence of the Bill of Rights, on exhibit now in the Library, is curated by UC Santa Barbara professors Patricia Cline Cohen (History) and William B. Warner (English and Comparative Literature).

On Exhibit in the Library: Burn Cycle: Sharing Land with Wildfire

The UCSB Library and the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management have commissioned Santa Barbara artist Ethan Turpin to create an exhibition on wildfire which is on exhibit on the first floor of the Library through May 2014.