The Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library is home to documents, maps, works of art, books, and artifacts related to the Franciscan Missions of Alta California, the Native Peoples of the Southwestern United States, and early California history. In addition, we have a vast photo image collection and the papers of many key figures of the 2oth century who made significant advances in the study of the missions and the people who lived and worked there.
We are a not-for-profit institution that depends on donations, grants, and our members to fund our work to conserve these materials and make them available to researchers. We are also indebted to the many volunteers who over the years have helped us to do this work.
This blog is a way for us to keep you informed about our work and events we sponsor. If you would like more information regarding how to support our work or how to access the collections, please visit our website at http://www.sbmal.org.