Special Collections: News & Events

The Special Collections News Archive contains summaries of press releases about prominent news developments. The heading of each item links to the full text of that story.

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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.
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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.
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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).
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"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."

On Exhibit: That's Entertainment: Dan Guerrero and the Making of a Hollywood Original

A new exhibition in the Library's 3rd Floor Gallery looks at the life of performer, producer, and director Dan Guerrero, with photographs from the Library's California Ethnic & Multicultural Archives.

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.