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.

Selections from the Isaac Foot Collection

Selections from the Isaac Foot Collection are on exhibit in the Department of Special Collections. Acquired in 1962 from a private estate in Great Britain, the collection was one of the largest purchases in UC’s history.

75 Years at the Lobero Theatre

An exhibit showcasing the 75th anniversary of the opening of the new Lobero Theater in downtown Santa Barbara and the beginning of Fiesta.

Selections from the Romaine Trade Catalog Collection

This exhibit featured catalogs, brochures, and other printed materials from the Romaine Trade Catalog Collection.

The Legacy of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions

The Department of Special Collections is pleased to announce an exhibition highlighting the history of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.

Best Western Books Exhibition

This exhibit featured small press books selected by the Rounce and Coffin Club of Los Angeles.

What’s In the Wyles Collection: Non-Book Materials

On display were a selection of non-book materials covering the Civil War, Westward Expansion, and the Gold Rush in California and Alaska.

Performing Arts Collections

This exhibit featured items from the Performing Arts Collections in the Department of Special Collections.

Art Through the Mail: The Eternal Network

Co-curated by Lyn Korenic, Lydia Emard, and Barbara Millett, this collection of Mail Art was generously donated to the Arts Library by Santa Barbara tattoo artist (and former mail artist) Pat Fish.

Dressing the Text: The Fine Press Artists’ Book

The Department of Special Collections’ exhibit, Dressing the Text: The Fine Press Artists’ Book, was a traveling exhibit co-sponsored by several arts organizations in Santa Cruz county.

The UCSB Campus: From Schoolhouse to University

In the summer of 1996 Special Collections presented the exhibit entitled, “The UCSB Campus: From Schoolhouse to University.” The focus of the display was on the physical development of the Goleta campus, but also included the earlier campuses.