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.

Framing the Word: The Making of the Modern Bible, c. 1250-1611

Twenty-seven rare books and manuscripts from the 13th through 17th centuries trace the history of the modern Bible, from its beginnings as a series of partial manuscripts to the single volume format that exists today.

New on OAC and Calisphere: Kearny Street Workshop posters from UCSB

Students and researchers now have free access to 170 images of posters, artwork, and photographs documenting the work of the Kearny Street Workshop and the Asian/Pacific American community in 1970s and 1980s San Francisco.

Come Together: Interethnic Collaborations for Equity and Social Change in the 1970s

This exhibition features selected 1970s vintage posters by San Francisco Bay Area activist artists who represent a spirit of cultural diversity, social equity/social change, and international human rights from various perspectives.

The American Presidency

This exhibit features materials from Special Collections on sixteen of the United States presidents, including Lincoln, Wilson, JFK, Nixon, and Reagan.

Roots of Community: African American Activism in Santa Barbara

Recognizing Black History Month, February 2011, this exhibit focuses on the African American leaders of Santa Barbara and their legacy of activism for civic improvement, equity, and social justice.

Exploring the Boundaries: The Artist Book

This exhibit in Special Collections displays artist books from Special Collections and the Arts Library as part of the 3 Millionth Volume Celebration.

Recent Acquisitions in Special Collections: 2010

This exhibit in Special Collections displays highlights from book and manuscript collections acquired during the past year.

Edouard Pecourt Collection: An Exhibit of Early French Cylinder and Disc Recordings

Pecourt’s extraordinary collection of over 3,000 cylinders and 18,000 discs was acquired by the UCSB Library in 2010. Selections from the collection are on exhibit in the Department of Special Collections.

Hector Gonzalez - Visiting Artist: “The History of Rampart Records”

Gonzalez is a visiting artist in residence at UCSB sponsored by the Chicano Studies Institute and the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives in the UCSB Library.

Public Lives of Posters in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Manilatown, and Japantown, 1970s and 1980s: The Kearny Street Workshop Archives Poster Collection.

This exhibition is a special compendium which encapsulates visual cultures, global ethnopoles, and urban public spaces of that time.