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.

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.

Necessary Theater: Luis Valdez and the Teatro Campesino

The California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA) will be co-sponsoring a day-long Chicano Theater Conference and Diversity Lecture Series.

¡Movimiento! Exhibit on the Chicano Movement

This winter’s exhibit centers on the movement for social justice and equity that was actually another stage in the continuum of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement that began in the 1940s.

Esteban Villa: El Movimiento Chicano and the Royal Chicano Air Force

The California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA) will be co-sponsoring two presentations by Esteban Villa on the Chicano movement and the Royal Chicano Air Force artist collective.

Recent Acquisitions: 2009

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

Victor Project News: Second NEH Grant Awarded to Support Further Development of Online Encyclopedia

A second National Endowment for the Humanities grant has been awarded to the UCSB Library.

El Teatro Campesino: Videos Now Available Online

A Grant from UC MEXUS to the UCSB Library as part of the ImaginArte multidisciplinary initiative has helped to fund the conversion of 118 video tapes into 5 different formats.

The U.S. and the World after 1945

Our current exhibit materials that reflect the political and cultural state of the world after the end of World War II.

Department of Special Collections Acquires Lou Cannon Papers

UCSB Library’s Department of Special Collections has recently acquired the papers of author Lou Cannon, former White House correspondent and noted biographer of Ronald Reagan.

Made in Germany: The Work of Five Book Artists

The UC Santa Barbara Library, Professor Harry Reese, and book artist Gunnar Kaldewey presented “Made in Germany,” recent artist books from five contemporary fine arts presses from Germany for an exhibit in Special Collections.