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When will the Library building reopen? The Library intends to open its building for students before fall quarter begins. The exact date isn’t yet known, but when it is, we will post it to the Library website. Our reopening will occur in conjunction with state and county public health guidelines for...
Mitchell Kriegman
Mitchell Kriegman, a screenwriter, novelist, director, performer, and producer known for creating the acclaimed Nickelodeon and Disney series, Clarissa Explains it All, Bear in the Big Blue House, and The Book of Pooh, among others, is donating his papers to UC Santa Barbara Library. “This donation...
The coronavirus outbreak is affecting the entire world and will alter our lives in ways we can’t yet predict. We understand that every individual has been impacted and the personal experiences of UCSB students, faculty, and staff are unique.  To document this moment in time for generations to come...
Bluebird recording.
Thousands of historic sound recordings held by UCSB Library will soon be freely accessible online thanks to a prestigious $349,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. “Tens of thousands of recordings that never made it to CDs or digital services line the shelves of public archives...
John Ridland
Tue, Mar 10, 5:06 pm | Faculty, Special Research Collections
UC Santa Barbara Professor Emeritus John Ridland passed away in Santa Barbara on January 29. Professor Ridland taught for over 40 years at UCSB, retiring in 2005. He was one of the founding faculty of the College of Creative Studies and a professor in the English Department, focusing on Robert...
Floyd Norman
Floyd Norman, who made history in 1956 as the first African-American animator at Disney Studios, returned to his alma mater, Santa Barbara Junior High (SBJH), on Feb. 28 to speak about his successful career at the place it all began. The event was part of SBJH’s recognition of Black History Month...
Stewart Engart
​Meet Stewart Engart Since the UCSB Library launched a project in 2002 to record and digitize its Cylinder Audio Archive, the archive has grown to become the largest online collection of downloadable historic sound recordings.  This work to preserve the earliest commercial form of recorded sound...
Shelves of books in UCSB Library's Special Research Collection.
The UCSB Library opened applications for the Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Research Fellowship, which enables scholars and graduate students to pursue research lasting from one to three months in UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections.  One annual fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $5,000...
Floyd Norman
Floyd Norman - who made history in 1956 by becoming the first African American cartoon animator at Disney Studios - delivered the first installment of his papers to the UC Santa Barbara Library on Sept. 16, which includes mid-1960s 16 mm films, animation materials, cartoon collections, and audio...
La Casa de la Raza signing
The UC Santa Barbara Library and La Casa de la Raza have reached a new accord that signals another milestone in the preservation of local community history. At a public reception July 11 at La Casa de la Raza, representatives from the library and from La Casa signed an agreement that will ensure...

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