The Library has launched a new, personalized Special Collections Research Account, offering researchers an efficient way to manage Special Collections visits and requests online – anytime and from anywhere.
November 12, 2014
Construction activities in Special Collections may result in delays retrieving materials for patrons and researchers. Read the full story for more information.
July 1, 2014
This Latin Bible, c. 1297, is one of the earliest held in the UCSB Library’s Special Collections.
June 23, 2014
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.
June 18, 2014
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).
June 13, 2014
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.
May 29, 2014
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).
May 22, 2014
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."
May 17, 2014
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.
April 14, 2014
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.
April 7, 2014