Digital Collections

Arizona. From John S. Kiewit Photography CollectionCalisphere

CEMA has contributed approximately 8,000 images to Calisphere, the University of California's gateway to digitized items. Calisphere's California Cultures pages include Chicano and Latino topics. Many CEMA image contributions are in the Politics, Culture, and Art (1960s-Present) section.

UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive

The UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive provides free access to a digital collection of nearly 8,000 cylinder recordings held by the Department of Special Research Collections. You can find out more about the cylinder format, listen to thousands of musical and spoken selections from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and discover a little-known era of recorded sound.

Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR)

The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR) is an index to master recordings (matrixes) and published discs made by the Victor Talking Machine Company beginning in 1900 to 1950. The database is edited by a team of researchers based at the University of California, Santa Barbara Libraries and includes master recordings, trial recordings of new artists and sessions from which no discs were issued. In cooperation with the Library of Congress, recordings made by Victor are being systematically digitized. Streaming copies of 10,300 recordings can be listened to through the EDVR or the National Jukebox.


ImaginArte was an interdisciplinary humanities project that drew upon CEMA collections to foment new research, scholarship, exhibitions and publications. Its overall goal is to support new scholarship, research, exhibitions, publications, and greater online access to the visual legacy of the Chicano movement.

UCSB Library Digital Collections Portal

The Digital Collections Portal highlights the library's unique and rare collections, including, historic photographs, rare books, art prints, historical sound recordings, maps, government documents and other materials from Special Research Collections and elsewhere in the library. Materials from Special Research Collections include the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Audio Archive (Mss 18), the Bernard Herrmann Papers (PA Mss 03) and the Joel Conway/Flying A Studios Photograph Collection (SBHC Mss 78), among much more.