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Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Arts and Lectures Records
UArch 16  
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  • 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, Arts and Lectures Records
    Dates: ca. 1955-2013
    Bulk Dates: 1968-1989
    Collection number: UArch 16
    Creator: University of California, Santa Barbara. Arts and Lectures
    Collection Size: ca. 45 linear feet (57 document boxes, 12 oversize flat boxes, 369 audiotapes) and 1 map cabinet drawer.
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The UCSB Arts and Lectures records contain individual files relating to lectures, performances, film series and other events arranged and/or sponsored by the committee, as well as general files on press releases, calendars and programs, and other materials.
    Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives, 24A (Series I-IV); 30B (Series V); Annex 2 (Series VI).
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None; Some materials 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, Arts and Lectures Records. UArch 16. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Bulk of materials transferred from Arts and Lectures in 2004. Merged with other Arts and Lectures holdings in 2008. Audio merged from University Archives Recordings in 2010. Additional materials received periodically.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains individual files relating to lectures, performances, film series and other events arranged and/or sponsored by Arts and Lectures (previously known as the Committee on Arts and Lectures), as well as general files on press releases, calendars and programs, a large collection of posters, and audio recordings of some events. Audiotapes from University Archives Recordings were added to this guide in 2010. The collection is generally arranged chronologically by school year.

    Arrangement

    Series I, Dated files, contains Arts and Lectures event and committee meeting files arranged chronologically. Files contain correspondence, publicity information, budgets, minutes, and other materials relating to individual events and committee proceedings. Arranged chronologically.
    Series II, Alphabetical film files, contains summaries of films shown by Arts and Lectures over the years arranged alphabetically by title (addition, April 2011).
    Series III, Related groups and events, contains flyers, calendars, etc. from groups such as the Santa Barbara Symphony and the Natural History Museum on related and/or cosponsored events.
    Series IV, Undated/miscellaneous files, contains general files on Regents' Lecturers, inactive correspondence with possible visiting lecturers and performers, undated flyers, programs, etc. Materials generally from 1957-1980.
    Series V, Oversize, contains posters, flyers, calendars and other oversize materials relating to Arts and Lectures events, arranged chronologically. Materials housed in boxes and map cabinet drawers.
    Series VI, Audio, contains open reel and cassette tapes of some Arts and Lectures-sponsored events, such as lectures, panels, interview, etc. Many but not all tapes have corresponding files. There are some discrepancies in lecture titles and/or dates between the audio and lecture files. Listed alphabetically by speaker/performer.

    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. Committee on Arts and Lectures
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Arts and Lectures

    Related Material

    Bound copies of Arts & Lectures events records from 1970 to 1978 shelved with the manuscript collection in University Archives, Departments.
    Also in University Archives:
    • Public Information Office (PIO) Subject files, UArch 12 - Files on performances, concerts, etc.
    • Department of Women's Physical Education scrapbooks, UArch 95 - Scrapbooks of dance concerts.
    • Music Department collection, UArch 83.
    In Special Collections:
    • Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions collection, Mss 18 - A few files on some CSDI programs cosponsored by Arts and Lectures. This collection is stored off-site, advance notice required for retrieval.
    • Film Press Kit collection, PA Mss 39 - Many films featured in collection were shown by Arts and Lectures. This collection is stored off-site, advance notice required for retrieval.
    Arts & Lectures maintains a website with past and upcoming calendars of events: https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/