Monthly Archives: March 2014

Barbara, Sharon, and the De la Guerra Collection

By Monica Orozco, SBMAL Director The De la Guerra Collection is one of the corner stones of our document collection from early California. Recently I interviewed two of our volunteers, Barbara Ceriale and Sharon Parker, who are helping us conserve … Continue reading

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Mission Art, Architecture, and Sculpture

By Monica Orozco, SBMAL Director What does an art historian from Switzerland have to do with the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library? A great deal, actually. The Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library is most known for its diverse collection of mission-era documents, … Continue reading

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A Visit from the (Book) Doctor

By Monica Orozco, SBMAL Director Recently we had a visit from a “book doctor” or conservator specializing in the preservation and repair of works of art on paper, Karen Zukor from Zukor Art Conservation. She was here from Oakland to … Continue reading

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Joining a New Age of Preserving History

By Rachel Hatcher, SBMAL Intern In my recent adventure into post-graduate life, I have decided to fill some of my free time by reading classic books that I had previously neglected. For some unknown reason, George Orwell’s novel 1984 never … Continue reading

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