Each Library donation, no matter the size, impacts the resources and scholarship available to our students and UCSB community. Take a look at some of our recent developments, acquisitions, and initiatives, and see how your support enriches our Library!


Grammy Museum Foundation Grant for Bernard Herrmann Broadcasts

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.


Documenting the Career Accomplishments of Our Distinguished Faculty

In an effort to preserve decades of UCSB’s institutional knowledge, SRC places particular emphasis on acquiring faculty papers, which richly document the research and teaching functions of our current, retired, and deceased faculty members.


UCSB Library Awarded Grant for Recordings at Risk Project

UCSB Library is one of 20 organizations that received a 2022 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) in April for a Recordings at Risk project regarding the recordings of variety show host Rudy Vallée.                                                             


The Archives of Composer Arthur B. Rubinstein

The archives of Arthur B. Rubinstein, an Emmy award-winning composer and conductor with over 40 years of experience creating scores for film, theater, and concert performances, were donated to UCSB in 2019 by his daughter, Ali Rubinstein.


Borchard Foundation Grant Will Help Digitize Rare Art Exhibition Catalogs

The Albert & Elaine Borchard Foundation issued a $10,000 grant to the UCSB Library for the digitization of a portion of the Marcel Nicolle Collection, which consists of more than 1,000 rare 19th-century exhibition catalogs in Western European languages.


Allen Cohen: Supporting the Art & Architecture Library

Allen Cohen is retired UCSB librarian and a steadfast supporter of UCSB Library. He served on the board of the former Friends of the UCSB Library and makes a monthly donation to support the Art & Architecture Collection and Special Research Collections. 


The Michael & Nan Miller Operetta Archive

The Millers plan to donate their entire collection of operetta and early musical theater materials, appraised at more than $2 million, to the Library. They also created a $1 million endowment that will fund the costs of packing, moving, processing, and sustaining the collection.