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Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, University Art Museum Collection
UArch 30  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Related Materials
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, University Art Museum
    Dates: 1956-2012
    Collection number: UArch 30
    Creator: University of California, Santa Barbara. University Art Museum
    Collection Size: 3.3 linear feet (8 document boxes and 1 oversize flat box).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Includes administrative files and exhibition catalogs, announcements, and posters.
    Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives, 25A (boxes 1-8); 30B (box 9).
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions


    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, University Art Museum. UArch 30. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    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.

    Related Materials

    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 http://www.uam.ucsb.edu/Pages/adc_list.html .
    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 Art Museum
    • 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 online catalog.

    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, University Art Museum