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 small press books selected by the Rounce and Coffin Club of Los Angeles.
November 20, 2001
This exhibit featured photographs and other materials from the Performing Arts Department's collections on opera singer Lotte Lehmann.
October 8, 2001
This exhibit highlighted Special Collections' extensive map collections.
August 1, 2001
This exhibit highlighted local authors' works in the Department of Special Collections.
April 16, 2001
This exhibit included selections from UCSB’s Department of Special Collections related to illuminated manuscripts.
January 8, 2001
The Department of Special Collections displayed the 1999 Western Books Exhibition. The 58th Annual travelling exhibit was sponsored by the Rounce & Coffin Club of Los Angeles.
November 13, 2000
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