The University Archives photographs collection is comprised of photographs culled from other collections in the University Archives. The dates of the photographs range from the 1890s to the present, with the majority being black and white photos from the 1920s and 1950s. The subjects covered include all aspects of the UCSB campuses and academic and student life.
A selection from approximately 65,000 negatives of oblique aerial and ground photographs taken by various companies that became Teledyne Geotronics. Formats are 4 x 5 inch negatives and prints. Locations covered in this collection include the western United States and Mexico.
The UC Santa Barbara Library, with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grammy Foundation and donors, has created a digital collection of more than 10,000 cylinder recordings held by the Department of Special Research Collections. This collection features all types of recordings made from the late 19th century to early 20th century, including popular songs, vaudeville acts, classical and operatic music, comedic monologues, ethnic and foreign recordings, speeches and readings. For more information, see http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/
The manuscript collection of Pai Hsien-yung includes short stories in “Taipei people/台北人” and their English translations, “New Yorkers/紐約客”, the novel “Crystal boys/孽子”, and several essays. All the manuscripts were written between 1967-1999. Three short stories in “Taipei people/台北人” are missing, including “The Eternal Snow Beauty/永遠的尹雪艷”, “A touch of green/一把青”, and “Wandering in the garden, waking From the dream/遊園驚夢”. They were lost during Prof. Pai’s move from his old residence to his current one. The English translation is typed on letter-sized paper marked up with comments and notes from translators, the editor, and the author. The most complete manuscripts are for the novel “Crystal boys/孽子”, including first draft, second draft, and final draft in their entirety from the first word to the last. In addition, there are several drafts for various chapters in the book. The essay collection includes pieces on a variety of subjects such as Chinese literature, stage and film adaptations of his works, and AIDS.
Student newspapers from the University of California, Santa Barbara and antecedent institutions. Includes the following titles: Daily Nexus (1971-), UCSB Daily Nexus (1970-1971), El Gaucho (1934-1970), El Gauchito (Summer sessions 1935-1965), Roadrunner (1930-1934), Stray Feathers (Summer sessions 1932-1934), and The Eagle (1923-1930).
The Santa Barbara Gazette (Santa Barbara, California) was published from May 24, 1855 to May 15, 1857, by W.B. Keep & Co. The first newspaper in Santa Barbara County, the Gazette came out weekly with a section in English and a section in Spanish, from May 24, 1855 to December 20, 1855. The Spanish section was discontinued after 1855. Coverage includes national and international affairs, as well as state and local politics and events in Santa Barbara and the surrounding region, just five years after the incorporation of the city in 1850. In total, 104 issues were published in two volumes, 52 issues each. All 104 issues are reproduced here, from a bound presentation copy to the Santa Barbara Public Library, with the inscription: “Charles Fernald presentation inscription to the Public Library of the City of Santa Barbara this 31st day of Aug. 1891.”
The Carpinteria Chronicle (Carpinteria, California) was first published in 1933 under the ownership of W. L. Davis Jr. The paper was sold to Ann Waynflete of Tulare County, California. The 141 newspaper issues held by the UC Santa Barbara Library range from February 1933 to December 1934, and from March 1938 to February 1939. Coverage includes school segregation in the Carpinteria Valley in the 1930s, and the construction of the Aliso School for Mexican children in 1933-1934. Linn Unkefer, of Carpinteria, California served as editor of the Chronicle from 1933 until its change of ownership.
Over 2000 35mm color mounted slides, taken by Ronald McPeak of the underwater biota of giant kelp forests in California and Baja Mexico from 1965 to 1999. There also are images of kelp harvesting in California, salmon spawning in Alaskan streams, and aerial and landscape views of coastal California and its offshore islands.
Papers of Santa Barbara-based composer Mildred Couper an early proponent of quarter-tone music. The collection includes musical scores, photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence (including correspondence with her Husband Richard Couper and grandfather Thomas Ball), personal writings, financial documents, concert programs, recordings and other documents.
A few photographic portraits of famed psychologist Carl Ransom Rogers. Carl Ransom Rogers (1902-1987) was a psychologist and psychotherapist who initiated what Abraham Maslow later called the "third force" of psychology, following the behaviorism of Pavlov (and later B. F. Skinner) and Freudian psychoanalysis. This "third force" of humanistic psychology has been so closely identified with Rogers that it is often called Rogerian, a term its namesake objected to. His innovation was to treat clients as if they were essentially healthy, and he felt that growth would occur when a non-judgmental, non-directive (later, "client-centered") therapist created a warm, accepting environment to nurture the client and allow self-knowledge and self-acceptance to occur. Rogers is considered by many to be the most influential psychologist after Freud.
Vogue picture records from the Verne Todd collection. Acquired in 1995, the Todd Collection includes over 200,000 sound recordings, including classical, popular jazz and ethnic disc recordings as well as nearly 6000 cylinders, primarily commercial Edison and Columbia cylinders.
Picture postcards of various Santa Barbara area scenes, acquired over the years from various sources. Includes Santa Barbara and Montecito residences and gardens, harbor and beaches, foothills, bird’s eye views, Santa Barbara Mission, and former Riviera campus of Santa Barbara College (now UC Santa Barbara).
Color and black and white photographs taken by John S. Kiewit from about 1968 to 2000. The images reflect what Kiewit saw on his travels throughout California and the West, as well as trips to other parts of the U.S. and the world. Prominent places and themes include Baja, barns and farms, Big Sur, buildings and building elements (doors and windows), Carmel [CA], Central Coast [CA], Channel Islands, Death Valley, fences, ghost towns, Hawaii, Hollister Ranch [CA], landscapes, Malibu [CA], Marin County [CA], New England, New Mexico, ocean views, Oregon, Oxnard [CA], rock formations, signs, surfing, trees, Utah, wildflowers, Wyoming, and Yosemite. Other countries represented in the collection include Cook Island, Costa Rica, El Salvador, England, France, Guatemala, Marques and Tahiti Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, and New Zealand. Most of the images were taken from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Also known as the Pearl Chase Collection, focusing on Santa Barbara history in the 20th century. Included are papers relating to several hundred local organizations (especially pertaining to architecture, gardens, housing, land use, and planning), as well events such as Fiesta, Chase family papers, and numerous photographs of local scenes.
Black and white photographs, most taken by Arthur London of scenes in and around Kumasi from 1909-1920. There also are photographs of the voyages to and from Africa, as well as Arthur, his wife Edith, son Arthur James Godfrey, daughter Joy, his mother, and what appear to be other family and friends in England. The last photographs, from the early 1920s, are from Australia and probably were taken by Edith or other family members.
In partnership with the Graduate Division, the UC Santa Barbara Library is making available theses and dissertations produced by UCSB students. Currently included in ADRL are theses and dissertations that were originally filed electronically, starting in 2011. In future phases of ADRL, all theses and dissertations created by UCSB students may be digitized and made available.
This collection of historical imagery of areas in Los Angeles and surrounding counties dates back to the 1930s and 1940s (1927 to 1947). The Watson collection came to the Library as part of the gift from the Teledyne Foundation in 1986, and includes imagery in print and transparent film formats as well as postcard images and advertising stills. Most of the Watson aerial photography is large scale (greater than 1:10,000) and primarily covers particular locations in Los Angeles County, as well as a few locations in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.