UCSB Library West Paseo Entrance
UCSB Library now offers pickup and mail delivery services for UCSB students, faculty, and staff to access circulating Library research materials. We are working to resolve technical issues with the requesting function in the Library Catalog. If you are unable to make a request, please refrain until...
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...
Quinteto Instrumental Jordá-Rocabruna
The collection of Lynn Andersen of Bisbee, Arizona, found a new home at the UC Santa Barbara Library last summer. Andersen was a collector of early phonograph recordings and was particularly interested in two-minute wax cylinders, Pathe discs, and foreign recordings. His collection was not huge in...
Joanna Hui
In a contentious political environment, it’s comforting to know that some people prefer to argue about Bach. Cellists from Pablo Casals to Yo-Yo Ma have interpreted and played Johann Sebastian Bach’s six Cello Suites in very different ways, with music scholars analyzing and debating every nuance....
Genevieve Quadrille sheet music cover
To find Michael and Nan Miller’s home in the Los Angeles area, just look in the driveway for a car with the license plate “OPERETT.” To say that the Millers are operetta aficionados doesn’t do them justice. The couple’s home was custom-built to hold their massive collection of 60,000 recordings, 10...