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...
Hand holding Black Lives Matter poster
Archivists at UC Santa Barbara Library Special Research Collections have recently launched the Black Lives Matter Community Archives project in order to document the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement in Santa Barbara.  All people living in Santa Barbara County who are invested in fighting...
Mental Health Awareness Ribbon
Tue, Sep 1, 12:29 pm | Collections, Student Success
UCSB Health & Wellness has partnered with UCSB Library to fund and grow the Well-being Resources Collection, which has become increasingly important as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect mental health.  Nearly 80 new titles are now accessible at UCSB Library, of which about half are e-...
Dalip Singh Saund in front of the U.S. Capitol.
Dalip Singh Saund made history in 1957 when he became the first Asian American, the first Indian American, and the first Sikh elected to the United States Congress, serving California’s 29th District in the House of Representatives until 1963. His papers were recently donated to UCSB Library...
Comics
Tue, Sep 1, 11:21 am | Collections
"In comics at its best, words and pictures are like partners in a dance and each one takes turns leading.” — Scott McCloud Across the world, graphic narratives take many different names—comics, manga, manwha, zines, cordeis, and many more—with each exploring new territory within the “dance” between...
A storage facility
Wed, Jul 1, 7:00 pm | Collections
In an effort to bring more Library materials to campus as well as to reduce spending on storage, the UCSB Library will not be renewing the lease on our remaining off-site storage facility known as Annex 2. All collections must be out by Sept. 30, 2020.  Costs associated with leasing and maintaining...

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