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.

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.

Diana and Simon Raab Endowment

Diana and Simon Raab of Santa Barbara are creating a generously-endowed fund to benefit Special Collections.

Recent Acquistions in Special Collections, 2005

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

New Digital Collection with 5,000 Cylinder Recordings Online

A new digital collection featuring the library's cylinder recordings from the mid 1890s to the mid 1920s is now online.