Guide to the Santa Barbara Area Newspapers

Processed by Special Collections staff; latest revision D. Tambo
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Fax: (805) 893-5749
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
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Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Santa Barbara Area Newspapers, ca. 1870-1992

Collection number: SBHC Mss 50

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    Special Collections staff; latest revision D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    13 September 2002
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2002 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Santa Barbara Area Newspapers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1870-1992
Collection Number: SBHC Mss 50
Extent: 7.5 linear feet (8 oversize boxes)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur, Newspaper Section
Abstract: Single issues and short runs of newspapers not otherwise cataloged separately.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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.

Publication Rights

None.

Preferred Citation

Santa Barbara Area Newspapers. SBHC Mss 50. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Ongoing purchase and donation from various sources.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains newspapers from the local area, including Carpinteria, Goleta, Isla Vista, Santa Ynez Valley, Montecito, and Santa Barbara. Included are those titles for which Special Collections has single issues or short broken runs. Newspapers with substantial runs have been cataloged individually and are included in this guide as a separate list.

Related Materials

Cataloged Santa Barbara area newspapers in the UCSB Libraries include the following. For further information, search Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.



After Noon (Goleta), 1970 (Main, AP2 .A349 and Spec Coll, AP2 .A35)

Altar Native Sun (Santa Barbara), 1971-1972 (Spec Coll, F869 .S45 A6)

Argo (Isla Vista; continued as Probe), 1967-1968 (Spec Coll, AP2 .I85)

El Barbareno (Santa Barbara), 1897 (Spec Coll, F869 .S45 B27)

Daily Independent (Santa Barbara), 1883-1885 (Spec Coll, AN5 D33)

Daily Nexus (continues UCSB Daily Nexus), 1971-2001 (Main, microfilm area, LB3621.65 .D35); 1971- (Spec Coll, LB3621.65 .D35); current issues, 2000- (Main, LB3621.65 .D35)

Daily Planet (Isla Vista), 1969-1970 (Spec Coll, AP2 .D25)

Daily Review (continues Lompoc Review), 1932-1939 (Spec Coll, AN5 .D35)

The Eagle (continued by Roadrunner), 1923-1930 (Main, microfilm area, LB3621.65 .D35)

Forecast (Santa Barbara; continued by Golden Coast News), 1964 (Spec Coll, HF3161 .C2 G64)

Frank Sands Missive (Santa Barbara), 1894 (Spec Coll, F869 .S45 F73)

El Gauchito (publication of the summer session; absorbed by El Gaucho), 1935-1965 (Main, microfilm area, LB3621.65 .D35; Spec Coll, LB3621.65 .R63)

El Gaucho (continues Road Runner; absorbs El Gauchito; continued by UCSB Daily Nexus), 1934-1970 (Main, microfilm area, LB3621.65 .D35; Spec Coll, LB3621.65 .D35)

Golden Coast News (Santa Barbara; continues Forecast), 1964-1973 (Spec Coll, HF3161 .C2 G64)

Goleta Advisor, 1970 (Spec. Coll, AN5 .G669)

Goleta Gazette and Santa Barbara Citizen, 1958-1961 (Main, microfilm area, AN5 .G38)

Goleta Sun, 1984-1991 (Spec. Coll, AN5 .G669)

Goleta Valley Sun, 1968-1973 (Spec. Coll, AN5 .G6692)

Goleta Valley Times, 1954-1958 (Main, microfilm area, AN5 .G67)

Goleta Valley Today, 1971-1975 (Main, microfilm area, AN5 .G669); 1971-1975 (Spec Coll,

AN5 .G669)

The Independent [Santa Barbara; see: Santa Barbara Independent]

Isla Vista Free Press, 1987-1989 (Spec Coll, AN5 .I85)

Isla Vista Town Crier, 1973-1974 (Spec Coll, AN5 .T69)

Isla Vista Viewpoint, 1970-1972 (Spec Coll, AN5 .I87)

Isla Vistar, 1979-1980 (F869 .I84 I84)

Montecito Magazine, 1981-1991 (Spec Coll, F869 .M695 .M67)

Morning Press (Santa Barbara), 1887-1937 (Main, microfilm area, AN5 S425) and 1908-1936 (Spec Coll, AN5 .S425)

Probe (Isla Vista; continues Argo), 1968-1976 (Spec Coll, AP2 P859)

Roadrunner (preceded by The Eagle and a publication of the same name; continued by El Gaucho), 1930-1934 (Main, microfilm area, LB3621.65 .D35)

Santa Barbara Daily Press, 1872-1885 (Main, microfilm area, AN5 .S425)

Santa Barbara Independent (continues Santa Barbara News & Review), 1986 - (Spec Coll, AN5 .S422); 1987-1990 (Main, microfilm area, AN5 .S422)

Santa Barbara News & Review (continued by Santa Barbara Independent), 1972-1986 (Main, microfilm area, AN5 .S421)

Santa Barbara News-Press (continues Santa Barbara Daily News), 1937- (Main microfilm area, AN5 .S425); current issues in Newspaper Room.

Santa Barbara Press (continued by Morning Press), 1886-1887 (Main microfilm area, AN5 .S425)

Santa Barbara Times, 1980 (Spec Coll, F869 .S45 S57)

Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo Union Labor News (absorbed by Union Labor News), 1954 (Spec Coll, HD6517 .C2 S27)

Si Se Puede (UCSB) , 1973-1980 (Coleccion, E184 .M5 S495); 1973-1976 (Spec Coll, E184 .M5 S495)

Strategic Hamlet, 1970-1971 (Isla Vista; Spec Coll, AP2 .S872)

Survival Times (Santa Barbara), 1970-1975 (Spec Coll, HM206 .S87)

Town Crier (formerly Isla Vista Town Crier), 1973-1974 (Spec Coll, AN5 .T69)

UCSB Daily Nexus (continues El Gaucho; becomes Daily Nexus), 1970-1971(Main microfilm area and Special, LB3621.65 .D35)

Union Labor News (Santa Barbara), 1948-1970 (Spec Coll, HD6517 .C2 U55)

Ventura County Union Labor News (absorbed by Union Labor News), 1954-1955 (Spec Coll, HD6517 .C2 V45)



Underground Press Collection, 1963-1985. Microform set, 476 reels, with accompanying guide (Main, microfilm area, Z6944.U5 U5215). Contains a number of Santa Barbara area newspapers. For specific issue dates and reel numbers, consult the guide. Includes:



The Alternative Newspaper, 1976

Argo, 1967-1969

Probe, 1968-1969

Renaissance, 1969-1970, 1974

Santa Barbara News & Review, 1973, 1975-1985

The Trumpet, 1970

Weakly Citizen Harold, 1968

Collection Contents

Box 1

Beyond the Looking Glass (Isla Vista), 1970

Box 1

Black Payback (UCSB), 1975-1977

Box 4

California Illustrated Review (Atascadero), 1922-1923

Box 4

Carpinteria Herald, 1930, 1960

Box 1

Common Ground (UCSB), 1974

Box 4

Daily Independent, 1884, 1897 (see also: cataloged microfilm)

Box 4

Daily Morning Times (Santa Barbara), 1874

Box 4

Daily Morning Republican, 1875

Box 4

Daily News, 1875, 1917

Box 4

Daily News and the Independent, 1917, 1919

Box 4

Daily News-Morning Press, 1936

Box 1

Exposure, n.d.

Box 1

The Feeble (Isla Vista), 1979

Box 4

The Forge (Santa Barbara High School), 1952, 1954

Box 1

Free Paper Monthly (Los Olivos), 1992

Box 1

Freedom Press (Santa Barbara), 1961

Box 4

Goleta Gazette, 1958-1959 (see also: cataloged microfilm)

Box 1

Grapevine (Isla Vista), 1974

Box 1

Grok (Isla Vista), 1967

Box 1

I.V. Free Press, 1973

Box 4

The Independent (Santa Barbara), 1908, 1912

Box 1

Initiative (Isla Vista), 1971-1972

Box 2

Isla Vista Community Council Newsletter, 1972-1975

Box 2

Isla Vista Community Newsletter, 1976-1979

Box 2

Isla Vista Free Press, 1989

Box 2

Isla Vista Municipal Advisory Council Newsletter, 1975

Box 2

Isla Vista Quarterly, 1972

Box 5

Lompoc Record, 1930, 1975

Box 5

Lompoc Review, 1930

Box 2

Mesa Almanac, 1976

Box 2

Montecito Ledger, 1958

Box 5

The Ojai, 1926

Box 3

Salsipuedes (Santa Barbara), 1970-1971

Box 3

Santa Barbara Chronicles, 1979-1980

Box 3

Santa Barbara County Leader, 1926

Box 5

Santa Barbara Daily News, 1922-1931

Box 5

Santa Barbara Daily Press, 1873 (see also: cataloged microfilm)

Box 5

Santa Barbara Herald, 1893

Box 7 - 8

Santa Barbara News-Press (special issues; see also: cataloged microfilm)

Box 6

Santa Barbara Press, 1870, 1872 (see also: cataloged microfilm)

Box 3

Santa Barbara Star, 1950

Box 3

Santa Barbara Sun, 1977

Box 6

Santa Barbara Times, 1873

Box 3

Santa Barbara Tomorrow, 1976

Box 3

Santa Barbara Visitor Press, 1976

Box 6

Santa Barbara Weekly Press, 1873

Box 6

Santa Maria Daily Times, 1936-1945

Box 6

Santa Ynez Valley News, 1975

Box 3

Student Advocate (UCSB), 1972

Box 3

Surf Rapport, 1979

Box 3

Tenants Union News, n.d.

Box 3

UMOJA, [1971]

Box 6

Weekly Herald (Santa Barbara), 1897

Box 3

Wild Flowers (Isla Vista), 1970

Box 3

Wind & Water (Santa Barbara), 1976

Box 3

Zog, ca. 1972

Box 6

Unidentified (partial page), ca. 1873