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.

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.

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.

Featured story: Turkish Music Collection covered by The UCSB Current

Learn more and watch a video about UC Santa Barbara Library's recent acquisition of a collection of Turkish music records

Goodbye Paper Forms; Hello Special Collections Research Account

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.

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.

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).