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Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Institute of Religious Studies Collection
UArch 86  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, Institute of Religious Studies Collection
    Dates: 1970-1979
    Collection number: UArch 86
    Creator: University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute of Religious Studies
    Collection Size: 0.3 linear feet (1 half-sized document box and 3 audiotapes)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The Institute of Religious Studies was established as a researcher center on the Santa Barbara campus of the University of California in 1967, and dissolved in 1979. The collection contains annual, review, and dissolution reports, as well as flyers and announcements for sponsored events.
    Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives, 25A (Series I); Annex 2 (Series II).
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None. Audio stored off-site, advance notice required for retrieval.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Santa Barbara, Institute of Religious Studies collection. UArch 86. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Undetermined. Audio merged from University Archives Recordings in 2010.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    From Five Year Report, folder 1, 1971:
    "The Institute of Religious Studies was established as a researcher center on the Santa Barbara campus of the University of California in 1967. It was then, and is now, the only center of its kind in American universities. Designed to coordinate cross-disciplinary research in religion, the Institute developed as a concomitant to the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, which had been formalized in 1964. [...] Both Department and Institute were both begun and sustained under the conviction that religion is a significant factor in human history, which, accordingly, deserves appropriate attention within the state university. [...] According to its charter, the purpose of the Institute of Religious Studies was to foster cooperation between the various fields now engaged in studying man's religious experience, behavior, and thought."
    The Institute was dissolved in 1979.
    The collection contains annual, review, and dissolution reports, as well as flyers and announcements for sponsored events.

    Indexing Terms

    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. Institute of Religious Studies

    Related Material

    In Special Collections:
    • Academic Senate records, UArch 13. Files on institutes and Organized Research Units (ORUs), and files on religious studies degree programs.
    • Office of Public Information subject files, UArch 12. File on the institute, as well as files on religious studies lecture/symposium events.
    • Department of Religious Studies collection, UArch SC 72.
    In the Main Library:
    • Mircea Eliade : a bibliography. Compiled by the Institute of Religious Studies and the University Library, University of California, Santa Barbara. Main Library Z8258.67 .P7 1974.
    • Encounter with Erikson : historical interpretation and religious biography. Edited by Donald Capps, Walter H. Capps, M. Gerald Bradford. Main Library BL72 .E5.
    • Myth in Indo-European antiquity. Edited by Gerald James Larson. Co-edited by C. Scott Littleton and Jaan Puhvel. Essays resulting from a conference held in Mar. 1971 at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Main Library BL660 .M93.
    Department of Religious Studies website: http://www.religion.ucsb.edu/