Mon, Jun 10, 8:51 am | Art & Architecture, Gifts & Donors, Music
UCSB Library is creating a new Arts Library by bringing together the Music and Art & Architecture Collections into a modernized space on the main Library’s 1st floor Mountain Side.  The Music Library will permanently close to the public starting Monday, August 5.  Music collection materials...
Wed, Mar 13, 8:16 am | Art & Architecture, Gifts & Donors, Music
UCSB Library is creating a new Arts Library by bringing together the Music and Art & Architecture Collections into a modernized space on the Library’s 1st floor Mountain Side where the Art & Architecture Collection is currently housed. As part of the project, the Music Library collection...
Architectural Rendering of New Arts Library
Wed, Apr 26, 2:15 pm | Art & Architecture, Gifts & Donors, Music
Project Will Combine Music and Art & Architecture Collections in Modernized Space in Main Library UC Santa Barbara Library is planning a new Arts Library by bringing together the Music and Art & Architecture Collections into a modernized space in the main Library building. The project will...
In Fall 2022, the archives of the music and comedy duo Smothers Brothers were donated to the UC Santa Barbara Library’s Performing Arts Collection on behalf of the two brothers, Thomas and Richard Smothers. The Smothers Brothers are widely recognized as a pioneering and highly influential comedy...
UCSB Cylinder Archive
On January 1, 2022, an estimated 400,000 pre-1923 sound recordings formerly restricted through copyright entered the public domain, thanks to the passing of the Music Modernization Act (MMA).  The UC Santa Barbara Library had already digitally preserved over 60,000 of these recordings from its...
Recording Academy Grammy Museum Logo on blue gradient
The Grammy Museum Foundation issued a $10,000 grant to the UC Santa Barbara Library to preserve, digitize, and make accessible a portion of the groundbreaking radio broadcasts of the CBS Symphony conducted by Bernard Herrmann in the 1930s and 1940s.  While Herrmann is known today as one of the...
Outside of Music building
Mon, Apr 12, 4:15 pm | Services, Music, Faculty, Graduate Students
The Music Library now offers limited on-site research appointments for UCSB faculty and graduate students.  We will provide browsing access to on-site Music print collections (books, scores, and journals). Individual private audio and video facilities are available for access to recordings if...
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...
Image from the performance of Mock Marriage at Lobero Theatre
Wed, Feb 20, 4:16 pm | Music
In an unprecedented collaboration, the UC Santa Barbara Library and UCSB Opera Theatre will present the American premiere of a work by a proven master of music and theater. Both performances of the operetta — which was selected from the library’s Michael and Nan Miller Operetta Archive — will be...
Rendering of new music library
Wed, Jun 7, 9:39 am | Collections, Gifts & Donors, Music
Plans are underway to bring the Music Collection to the main UCSB Library. Currently housed on the second floor of the former Arts Library, the Music Collection supports academic and performance programs in Music at the undergraduate and graduate levels, encompassing both Western and non-Western...

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