Mary Heebner
Art power couple Mary Heebner and Macduff Everton have been long-time contributors to Santa Barbara's creative economy. Over the last 30 years, their travels around the world have been the source of inspiration for photojournalism, visual anthropology, papermaking, painting, published books, and...
Macduff Everton
Art power couple Mary Heebner and Macduff Everton have been long-time contributors to Santa Barbara's creative economy. Over the last 30 years, their travels around the world have been the source of inspiration for photojournalism, visual anthropology, papermaking, painting, published books, and...
Shirley Kennedy
Dr. Shirley Kennedy’s motivation to preserve her personal archives began with a flood of rare Southern California rain, which seeped its ruinous way into her materials documenting the 1998 UCSB visit of Regents Scholar Fan Shengqi, a Chinese jazz musician. This loss stung for Dr. Kennedy, a UCSB...
Laura Treat headshot.
Laura Treat joined the UCSB Library in October in a new dual role as the Curator of Moving Image Collections and Librarian for Film & Media Studies. In this position, she fills a variety of needs, overseeing the moving image collections in the Library’s Department of Special Research...
NBC studio photograph of Rudy Valleé.
The American Radio Archives, one of the world’s largest and most valuable collections of radio broadcasting will soon become part of the UC Santa Barbara Library’s Department of Special Research Collections. Established by the Thousand Oaks Library Foundation (TOLF) in 1984, the archive is one of...
"Wine by Design" book by Victor Geraci.
A Glass Half Full: Alumnus Victor Geraci discusses the Viticulture Collection, his new book, and the future of Santa Barbara wine The UCSB Library’s Department of Special Research Collections (SRC) prides itself on the preservation of local Santa Barbara history, having acquired and built...
Four members of the Source Family.
If you ask Manuscript Curator and Religious Studies Librarian David Gartrell to tell you about his favorite piece in the UC Santa Barbara Library American Religions Collection (ARC), he will tell you it’s impossible to pick just one. He has a point. Since its inception in 1968, the ARC has become a...
LP cover of the complete musical play "Conversation Piece" by and with Noel Coward
Over the years, and under the leadership of curator David Seubert, the UC Santa Barbara Library Performing Arts Collection has grown to become one of the most notable collections of its kind, containing over 300,000 historical sound recordings and over 150 archival collections. The collection is...
Various news clippings
2020 has been quite a year.   Even though the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Library building to close in March, staff continued working behind the scenes. We acquired some exciting new archives, digitized historic documents and recordings, continued UCSB Reads programming virtually, worked to...
Edison record and record player
A team of researchers at the UCSB Library recently finished an exciting enhancement project to the Discography of American Historical Recordings (DAHR), an online database of over 314,000 master recordings made by American record companies during the 78rpm era. DAHR is the preeminent searchable...

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