Below are News items in the category of Special Collections

¡Movimiento! Exhibit on the Chicano Movement

This winter’s exhibit centers on the movement for social justice and equity that was actually another stage in the continuum of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement that began in the 1940s.

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.

Recent Acquisitions: 2009

This exhibit in Special Collections displayed highlights from book and manuscript collections acquired during the past year.

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.

The U.S. and the World after 1945

Our current exhibit materials that reflect the political and cultural state of the world after the end of World War II.

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.

Made in Germany: The Work of Five Book Artists

The UC Santa Barbara Library, Professor Harry Reese, and book artist Gunnar Kaldewey presented “Made in Germany,” recent artist books from five contemporary fine arts presses from Germany for an exhibit in Special Collections.

Roots of Community: African American Activism in Santa Barbara

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.

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.