Donation Information

Special Collections is actively seeking both monetary contributions and donations of collections that enhance the curriculum of the University and complement the library’s current holdings in the performing arts. Areas of general interest include historic sound recordings and manuscript collections relating to music, the theater, dance, the circus, and film and television. Of particular interest are 78 rpm ethnic recordings, European recordings of vocal music, cylinders, materials relating to California and Santa Barbara performing arts, film music, and sound recording catalogs from all eras. We also seek to cooperate with other institutions that may be more appropriate homes for a particular collection. We cannot purchase or appraise collections.

Contact the archivist if you know of materials that might fit into the scope of our collections:

David Seubert
Curator, Performing Arts Collection
seubert [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
(805) 893-5444

performing arts collections

Recent Additions

Below are listed some recent additions to the Performing Arts Collection. Collections of commercial sound recordings are not listed, but are being cataloged on an ongoing basis. Contact the archivist to use any of these materials or if you are interested in donating materials. Advance notice may be required to use audio and video materials or unprocessed collections.