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.

The Compact Disc Turns 30: Library Employee Sam Brylawski on NPR

Sam Brylawski from Special Collections was interviewed on NPR. He shared his insights on the anniversary of the compact disc.

Stars of the Opera Stage: "Golden Age" Images from the William R. Moran Collection

An exhibit featuring the stars of opera's "Golden Age" is now on display in Special Collections.

Flying A Studios Centennial Celebration

Rare documents from Flying "A" Studio from Special Collections will be on display in the Pollack Theater in conjunction with the Flying "A" Studio Centennial Celebration on Saturday, July 7.

Robert B. Moran and William R. Moran Papers Now Available for Research

The collection relates primarily to early oil exploration in California, other parts of the United States, and abroad, with a large photograph component to the collection.

New Digital Collection: Ronald H. McPeak Underwater and Coastal California Photographs Collection

Over 2,000 color slides relating to marine biology have been digitized and are now online.

Stanley K. Sheinbaum Collection Now Available for Research

The extensive papers of important political activist Stanley Sheinbaum are ready for use in the Department of Special Collections.

Exhibit in Special Collections: Seeing Nature

Special Collections' current exhibit features a wide range of items illustrating how we view nature.

UCSB Affiliates Lecture to Highlight UCSB Library's Special Collections

The Library's Dept. of Special Collections collects, maintains, and preserves the campus libraries' most valuable, rare, and unique materials. The UCSB Affiliates lecture on Wednesday will address some of these collections.

Locomotion: Travel and Transportation

Come see the Department of Special Collections' exhibit featuring selections on travel and modes of travel.

Recent Acquisitions in Special Collections, 2011

This exhibit includes books and manuscripts acquired by the Department of Special Collections over the past year, including artist's books, photograph collections, silkscreens, and other materials.