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.

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.

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.