Scope and Content of Collection
Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, University Art Museum
Collection number: UArch 30
University of California, Santa Barbara. University Art Museum
3.3 linear feet
(8 document boxes and 1 oversize flat box).
University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Abstract: Includes administrative files and exhibition catalogs, announcements, and posters.
Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives, 25A (boxes 1-8); 30B (box 9).
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, University Art Museum. UArch 30. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library,
University of California, Santa Barbara.
Undetermined; additional materials received occasionally.
Scope and Content of Collection
"The University Art Museum (UAM) is located 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, on the campus of the University of California,
Santa Barbara. Established in 1959, as a gallery dedicated to art education at UC Santa Barbara, it now serves as a unique
educational resource for academic and community audiences throughout the region. Today, the UAM has a distinguished Fine Art
Collection of over 8,500 works and over 750,000 architectural drawings, historic photographs, writings, scrapbooks, and three-dimensional
objects in the Architecture and Design Collection. The Museum has earned an international reputation over the last 30 years
for its innovative and culturally diverse exhibitions, catalogues, and interdisciplinary programs."
"Mission Statement: The mission of the University Art Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is to serve as
a unique educational resource for the various audiences of the university and the community through the collection, preservation,
and interpretation of works of art, architecture, and design. By presenting innovative, challenging, and culturally diverse
exhibitions, producing catalogues and other publications, and organizing interdisciplinary programs on issues of historical,
social, and cultural relevance, the UAM seeks to promote scholarship, inspire creative excellence, and deepen an understanding
of the visual arts produced by the world's peoples, past and present."
The collection contains the following series:
Series I, Administrative files, contains reports, memos, flyers, and schedules relating to collections, events, and programs of the museum, 1963-2002.
Series II, Exhibitions, contains catalogs and announcements for the museum's exhibitions, 1956-2012.
Series III, Oversize, contains exhibition posters and oversized flyers, 1961-1996.
The University Art Museum holds its own archive of materials on campus buildings and architectural drawings. A list of their
architecture and design collections can be found online at
In University Archives:
- UCSB Art Department collection, UArch 70
- UCSB Arts & Lectures Records, UArch 16 - Schedules for events occasionally include exhibitions and other events at the University
- UCSB Office of Public Information Subject Files, UArch 12 - Files on art galleries and art museum
Most exhibition catalogs for the University Art Museum are located at the Arts Library and are searchable in Pegasus, the
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, University Art Museum