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.

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.

Roots of Community: African American Activism in Santa Barbara

The winter 2009 exhibit focused on the African American leaders of Santa Barbara and their legacy of activism for civic improvement, equity, and social justice.

Darrell Baker and Tina Arth Donation

Collector and author Darrel Baker and his wife Tina Arth gave the library a generous donation to acquire new cylinders for the library's Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project.

Neil O'Brien Papers

This summer, the library was pleased to receive the papers of early 20th century American blackface entertainer Neil O'Brien, leader of "Neil O'Brien's Great American Minstrels."

Recent Acquisitions: 2008

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

Bruce Bastin/Interstate Music Collection

This May, UCSB Library acquired a portion of folklorist Bruce Bastin's record collection, consisting of 10,000 78rpm ethnic and folk recordings from Latin America and Europe.

Sounds Latino!

This exhibit recognizes some of the legendary music makers whose collections were established in CEMA.

Kenneth Karmiole Endowment

Kenneth Karmiole, Class of ’68, is creating an endowed fund to benefit Special Collections in the UC Santa Barbara Library with a pledge of $100,000.

In the Limelight: Diversity on Stage

This exhibit featured works from CEMA’s growing performing arts collections. This exhibit included original scripts, photographs, graphic art and collectibles autographed by the likes of Cesar Chavez, Luis Valdez, and Jane Fonda.

Documenting The Lands Of The Silk Road

Selections from UCSB’s Department of Special Collections related to the various lands and cultures associated with the Silk Road.