The Department of Special Collections, in UCSB’s Donald C. Davidson Library, is pleased to announce an exhibition highlighting the history of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Included are materials relating to key CSDI programs and events such as Pacem in Terris and Pacem in Maribus, as well as prominent CSDI leaders Robert M. Hutchins, Harry S. Ashmore, Frank K. Kelly, and Walter Capps.
On April 4th, the day of the conference on “The Legacy of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions,” Special Collections will be open extended hours, 12 to 6, to accommodate conference participants.
The exhibition draws primarily from the CSDI Collection, which is maintained by the Department of Special Collections. The manuscript portion of the collection, comprising more than 900 boxes of correspondence, meeting transcripts, and other papers, has been processed and is available to researchers. Funding for processing was provided, in part, by a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.
Image credit: Cover of The Center Magazine March/April 1985 Issue. Detail of painting by Douglas Meyer. Used with permission.