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.

Building Project Update from University Librarian Denise Stephens

A message to the UCSB campus from University Librarian Denise Stephens with updates on the Library Addition & Renovation Project.

Library Welcomes New Head of Special Research Collections

Meet Danelle Moon, UCSB Library's new Head of Special Research Collections.

Bob Bason Donates Capra Press Publisher's Collection

Robert E. “Bob” Bason of Santa Barbara recently donated 580 books published by Capra Press, along with more than 360 letters and related items, to UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections.

On Exhibit: For the People, By the People: Government at Work in Santa Barbara County 1850-1950

UCSB is involved in a project to digitize, preserve, and store historic minute books of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors dating back to 1850.

Travel Channel Features Flag from Library's Collection

The Travel Channel show "Mysteries at the Museum" is airing an episode that includes a segment about a UFW flag in the Library's Special Research Collections.

Upcoming Collection Moves -- Impact for Library Users

We are eagerly anticipating the completion of the Library Addition and Renovation project, and with that, the move of various collections into their new, respective areas.

UCSB Contributes to Audio Preservation Guide

The newly released "ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation" was co-edited by Sam Brylawski, editor of UCSB's Discography of American Historical Recordings.

UCSB Acquires Major Chicano/Latino Graphic Art Collections

The UCSB Library has acquired two major Chicano/Latino graphic art collections from San Francisco’s Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.

Poet, Translator, and UCSB Professor Emeritus John Ridland Donates Papers to Library

John Ridland, a UCSB Professor Emeritus and noted poet and translator, has donated his original manuscripts, translations, correspondence, and more to the UCSB Library.
Special Collections

Library's Wax Cylinders Added to National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress had added UCSB Library's Vernacular Wax Cylinder Recordings collection to the National Recording Registry.