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...
Female student smiling in Library
Tue, Dec 8, 8:18 pm | Gifts & Donors
1. Because it is the foundation of a successful research university The UCSB Library is the driving force that fuels research and innovation, serving students and faculty across disciplines with valuable resources and instruction.  2. Because it is a home away from home for students Students visit...
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...
Annie Bardach interviews Fidel Castro
What do Fidel Castro, Sid Vicious, JonBenet Ramsey, Larry Rivers, William Burroughs, and Benazir Bhutto have in common? They are all subjects of investigative reporting by the award-winning American journalist Ann Louise Bardach. In 2018, the UC Santa Barbara Library Department of Special Research...
Robert O'Brien playing records.
UC Santa Barbara Library Special Research Collections was given an impressive collection of theatrical Shakespeare recordings last fall, a legacy of scholar and author, Dr. Robert J. O’Brien, who accumulated the collection over his many years of study, collection, and travel. The Dr. Robert J. O’...
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...
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...

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