Special Research Collections: News & Events

The Special Research 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.

Isla Vista: Voices from the Community (Dec. 1)

Join us for this "Isla Vista: Voices from the Community," on Thursday, December 1 at 5pm in the Library's Special Research Collections (3rd Floor, Mountain Side)

Alexandria 2.0: Making the Old New Again

UCSB Library’s online platform for storing and making accessible the Library’s unique collections of digital research materials, including images, text, streamed music and video, and numeric and geospatial data.

DPLA: The Nation’s Digital Research Library

The DPLA, rather than an enormous attic crammed with digital Americana, is a single portal that provides electronic access to collections at institutions around the country, including UCSB Library.

Allen Cohen: ‘I Have a Deep Feeling for Libraries’

A profile of donor and former UCSB librarian Allen Cohen.

Library Honored with Leadership in History Award

The UCSB Library has received a prestigious Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History for the May 23, 2014 Isla Vista Memorial Archive and the We Remember Them exhibition

Nobel Winner Walter Kohn Donates Papers to Library

The late Walter Kohn, a UCSB emeritus professor who shared the 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, has donated his papers to UCSB Library's Special Research Collections.

Spotlight on American Religions Collection

Today’s literary religion trend is “mindfulness.” Think adult coloring books and yoga.

Debus Family Donates Rare Records Collection

The family of the late Allen G. Debus has donated his collection of rare records from the earliest years of recorded sound to the UCSB Library.

From Tango Myth to Tango History: Listening to the Pecourt Collection

Lecture by Morgan James Luker (Reed College) April 6, 2016 3:30 p.m. Free Event.

Exhibition: "Modes of Codex"

The exhibition is on display from January 28 through June 12, 2016, “Modes of Codex” features rare books, manuscripts, artist books, illuminations, and other treasured texts from the Library’s Special Research Collections.