Special Research Collections is actively seeking collections that enhance the curriculum of the university and complement the library's current holdings. The library's collections span broad subject areas, formats, and time periods. Anchor programs include the American Religions Collection, Civil War and Western Expansion, Performing Arts, Historical Sound Recordings, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA), Printing History, and Artist Books, and Rare Books and Manuscripts. At the present time, we're unable to accept book collections, serial publications, and physical artifacts.

For further information about the collection areas, please see our collection strengths page. For more information on donating funds or materials to Special Research Collections, please contact: Angel Diaz, Interim Director, Special Research Collections, mangeldiaz@ucsb.edu

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