Scope and Content of Collection
Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, Library Records
Bulk Dates: 1960s-1990s
Collection number: UArch 22
University of California, Santa Barbara. Library
approx. 63 linear feet
(120 document boxes, 34 half-sized document boxes, 16 volumes, 8 flat oversize boxes, 3 binders, 3 microfilm boxes, 3 card
file boxes, 2 map cabinet drawers and 24 audiotapes).
University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Abstract: The UCSB Library records contain files on library departments, projects, publications, and collections.
Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives (boxes 1-4, 8-158); Special Collections Microfilm Area (boxes 5-7); Annex 2 (audiotapes).
Boxes 48, 58, 92-112, 157-158 contain confidential donor and correspondence files and are restricted from use. Audiotapes
are stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
University of California, Santa Barbara, Library Records. UArch 22. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University
of California, Santa Barbara.
Various donations and accruals from library departments.
Scope and Content of Collection
"The Libraries at the University of California, Santa Barbara, consist of the Donald C. Davidson Library and the Arts Library.
The UCSB Libraries have a collection of approximately 2.7 million volumes, 1.1 million local, state, and federal government
publications, and over 315,000 audio recordings. The Libraries subscribe to over 22,000 serials publications, including over
6,000 electronic journals, and have over 3.7 million microforms, 467,000 maps, and 3.2 million satellite and aerial images.
There are 3.2 miles of manuscript and archival collections.
"Through the Libraries' web site, UCSB students, staff and faculty anywhere in the world can access online catalogs, databases
of articles and books, complete electronic journals, and other scholarly resources. As a member of the California Digital
Library, the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries, the UCSB Libraries participate in cooperative
programs with other major national research libraries to provide collections and services to the UCSB community.
"The Libraries' general collection and specialized departments are located in Davidson Library. Among the specialized departments
are the Sciences and Engineering Library, the Map and Imagery Laboratory, the Curriculum Laboratory, the East Asian Library
and the Ethnic and Gender Studies Library.
"Special Collections, also located in Davidson Library, has holdings that include rare books and manuscripts and several distinguished
collections, including the Performing Arts Collection, the Wyles Collection on the American West, the Skofield Printers' Collection,
and the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives.
"The Arts Library is a full-service branch library that supports academic programs in art and music. In addition to the substantial
book and journal collections, special materials in the Arts Library collection include auction and exhibition catalogs, more
than 60,000 sound recordings, and music scores.
"The Davidson Library is named in honor of Donald C. Davidson, University Librarian from 1947 to 1977. His leadership and
vision brought the UCSB Libraries into the world of distinguished research libraries."
The UCSB Library records are arranged alphabetically into the following 53 subject series:
Academic Senate Library Committee. Reports, chronological files, and other materials arranged alphabetically, 1961-1987. 1 document box.
Accession Lists. 10 volumes of early additions to the library collection, 1915-1959.
Administrative Group. Meeting minutes and other materials, arranged chronologically. 1 document box.
Arts Library. Reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, and other subject files, arranged alphabetically, 1955-2001. 1.5 document boxes
and 1 oversize flat box.
Bibliographical Searching Department. 3 boxes of 28 microfilm reels.
Building. Planning files, floor plans, blueprints, and other related materials on the library building and building addition projects,
arranged generally chronologically, 1957-2003. 4 document boxes, 1 oversize flat box, and 2 map cabinet drawers.
Cataloging & Acquisitions Services. Reports, correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, and other administrative files, arranged alphabetically, 1948-2004. 6 document
boxes and 1 oversize flat box.
Circulation Services. Annual reports, ca. 1948-1998. 1 document box.
Coleccion Tloque Nahuaque (CTN). Reference documents and other subject materials, arranged alphabetically, 1971-1989. 1 document box.
Collection Development. Administrative files, arranged alphabetically, 1970-1987. 1.5 document boxes, 1 binder and 3 audiotapes.
Collections. Subject files, arranged alphabetically, 1966-1980. 0.5 document box.
Jean and Edwin Corle. Alphabetical subject files, including biographical information, and chronological Corle Contest and Corle Lecture files,
1963-2003. 9 document boxes, 1 oversize flat box, and 2 audiotapes.
Department Heads. Meeting minutes and memos, arranged chronologically, ca. 1960-2010. 3 document boxes.
Division of Library Automation (DLA). Part of the UC Office of the President, oversaw the conversion of UC library catalogs to computer-based systems, including
MELVYL. 1988-1993. .5 document box.
Email Memos. Arranged chronologically, 1995-2001. 1 document box.
Events. Subject files on library-sponsored events, including millionth volume celebrations, UCSB Reads, and lectures, 1972-2010.
Arranged alphabetically. 1 document box, 1 oversize flat box, and 2 audiotapes.
Exhibits. Early exhibit subject files, mainly from the Reference Department, arranged chronologically, 1955-1963, 1993. 2 document
boxes and 1 oversize flat box.
Gift Endowments. Chronological files, 1963-1990. 2.5 document boxes.
Government Publications Department. Primarily annual reports, 1958-1991. 0.5 document box.
Della Haverland (Lincoln Librarian). Alphabetical subject files from Della Haverland, Lincoln Librarian, 1929-1967. See also Wyles Collection. 0.5 document box.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Alphabetical subject files, 1950-1964. 1.5 document box.
Isla Vista Riots. Memos and signs relating to impact on library by student protests in 1969-1970. 0.5 document box.
Librarian's Office. Annual and quarterly reports and related documents from the University Librarian and Assistant Librarian, c. 1927-1972. 1
Librarian's Staff. Meeting minutes and memos, 1962-1979. 1 document box.
Library Automation Review Committee. Reports and administrative files, arranged chronologically, 1980-1992. 0.5 document box and 2 binders.
Library Donor File. Alphabetical card file. Restricted from use. 1 card box.
Library Executive Council. Meeting minutes, arranged chronologically, 1991-2001. 1.5 document boxes.
Library Systems Development. Correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, and other administrative and subject files, arranged alphabetically, 1970-1973.
2 document boxes.
Map and Imagery Laboratory (MIL). Primarily annual reports, 1986-1992, 2000. 0.5 document box.
Melvyl. Reports and other materials, arranged alphabetically, 1981-2003. 0.5 document box.
Monthly Guideline Reports. Chronological files, 1977-1979. 1 document box.
Oil Spill Information Center (OSIC). Subject files, primarily news releases and clippings, arranged alphabetically, 1966-1984. 1 document box and 10 audiotapes.
Pegasus. Alphabetical subject files, 1990-2000. 0.5 document box.
Personnel. Alphabetical administrative files, 1948-1994, 2 half document boxes. The second box in this series is restricted.
Publications. Library publications, arranged chronologically by publication date then alphabetically by title, 1951-2005. 8 document boxes.
Publicity. Clippings, 1951-1968. 0.5 document box.
Public Services Study. Reports and other administrative files, 1984-1991. 2 document boxes.
Reference Department. Primarily user survey files, as well as administrative and subject files, 1946-1991. 6 document boxes, 1 volume and 5 audiotapes.
Research Libraries Group (RLG). Press releases from RLG, 1984-1992. 0.5 document box.
Schedules. Library schedules, 1951-2004. 0.5 document box.
Sciences-Engineering Library (SEL). Annual reports, 1986-1991. 0.5 document box.
Security Guard Journals. Journals, 1967-1970. 0.5 document box.
Serials Department. Annual reports and memos, 1958-2003. 1 document box.
Services. Chronological files of AUL of Services, annual & quarterly reports, and meeting minutes, 1959-1980. 2.5 document boxes.
Special Collections. This is the largest series of this collection and is separated into the following subseries:
18th Century Project - Photocopies of 18th century title pages and catalog cards. 7 document boxes.
Annual & Quarterly Reports - Annual and quarterly reports and statistics, 1959-1998. 1 document box.
Bookplates - 0.5 document box.
California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA) - 0.5 document box.
Collection Files - Restricted collection files. 12 document boxes and 3 half document boxes.
Correspondence - Restricted correspondence files. 7.5 document boxes.
Darwin Collection - Collection list. 0.5 document box.
Exhibits - Chronological exhibit files, 1991-2012. See also Special Collections Oversize Materials subseries for exhibit posters.
1 document box.
Humanistic Psychology Archive (HPA) - Correspondence, 1987-1989. 0.5 document box.
Lotte Lehmann Archive - Files on the 1988 Lotte Lehmann Centennial, 1986-1989. 0.5 document box.
Newspaper Clippings & Articles - Chronological files, 1954, 1964-1989. 1 and 1/2 document boxes.
Oversize Materials - Primarily exhibit and event materials, ca. 1970s-2010. 2 oversize flat boxes.
Pew Project - Alphabetical administrative files, 1984-1994. 1 document box.
Publications - Publications by and/or relating to Special Collections, arranged alphabetically by title, 1957-1991. 0.5 document box.
Romaine Trade Catalog Collection (RTCC) - Administrative and subject files, arranged alphabetically, 1967-1990. 1.5 document boxes.
Service Statistics - Chronological files, 1962-1974. 0.5 document box.
Charles H. Snow Collection - Collection list of title pages. 4 volumes.
Marie Carmichael Stopes Birth Control Collection - Collection lists, ca. 1967. 0.5 document box.
UCSB Theses & Dissertations - Primarily requests from other institutions for UCSB theses and dissertations, arranged chronologically, 1962-2001. 2 document
University Microfilm - Chronological files, 1963-1988. 0.5 document box.
Wyles Collection - Primarily correspondence, arranged chronologically, ca. 1953-1985. 1 document box and 1 card box.
Special and Service Departments. Annual and quarterly reports of the Special and Service Departments, 1952-1963, primarily the Audio-Visual Service Center
and the Mesa Campus. 0.5 document box.
Staff. Administrative files of the Staff Personnel Affairs Committee (SPAC) and the Library Staff Association, as well as handbooks,
staff lists, surveys, reports, and other related material, 1948-2000. 6.5 document boxes.
Task Force Reports. Reports arranged alphabetically, 1975-1989, 2000. 1 document box.
Technical Processing. Administrative files, 1967-1984. 0.5 document box.
Technical Services. Annual reports, meeting minutes, policies, and other administrative files, 1990-2001. 1.5 document boxes.
Total Interlibrary Exchange (TIE). Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and other related material, arranged alphabetically, 1969-1976. 0.5 document box.
University Librarian (UL). Administrative files, arranged chronologically by UL, then alphabetically by file. Includes files for Donald C. Davidson,
1941-1980; Allen B. Veaner, 1971-1983; Joseph Boissé, 1985, 1996-1998; and Sarah Pritchard, 1999-2006. 3.5 document boxes.
White Rose. Alphabetical subject files on White Rose commemorative events at UCSB, 1942, 1989-1995. See also Special Collections: Exhibits.
2 document boxes.
Miscellaneous. Documents that do not fit into the previous series, 1968-2004. 0.5 document box.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
University of California, Santa Barbara. Library
Libraries -- California
In Special Collections:
- Library publications in University Archives Serials, including
Chicanos and library newsletters.
- Librarians' Association of the University of California, Santa Barbara (LAUC-SB) records, UArch 65.
- Friends of the University of California, Santa Barbara Library records, UArch 23.
- Donald C. Davidson papers, Mss 19 - Papers of University Librarian from 1947 to 1977.
Three formative decades of the UCSB Library : Donald C. Davidson, Librarian 1947-1977, [Draft copy]. Donald C. Davidson with David Russell. Special Collections Z733.C1566 D399 1988.
Elsewhere in the Library:
Davidson Library addition : draft initial study mitigated negative declaration. University of California, Santa Barbara, Office of Campus Planning & Design. Government Information Center, Local Z679.5
Davidson Library addition building project, notice of impending development. University of California, Santa Barbara, Office of Campus Planning & Design. Government Information Center Desk Z679 .D38
Soundings, serial publication by the Department of Special Collections. Main Library and Special Coll., University Archives Z881 C4179
- Copies of some of the reference publications found in this collection are also cataloged in the Main Library and are searchable
Chicanos have been moved to University Archives Serials.