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Guide to the Santa Barbara Area Newspapers
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  • 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


    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