Author Archives: miorozco

Re-Introducing Edwin Deakin

In 2014, the Archive-Library began a conservation project to restore the series of mission paintings by Edwin Deakin. Two years later, the 19thcentury paintings have been completed!  On the night of September 24th at 6:30 pm in the Bonaventure Hall … Continue reading

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Our Trip to …A Becoming Place

By Rachel Hatcher Assistant Archivist, Province of Saint Barbara “Wherever I find our Lord’s most holy names and written words in unbecoming places, I want to gather them up and I beg that they be gathered up and placed in … Continue reading

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Meet Our New Geiger Intern!

Editor’s note:  Each year since 2012 we offer a paid summer internship to honor Fr. Maynard Geiger, OFM. The purpose of this internship is to support an opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate student to gain experience working in an archive. … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis: Race and Sexuality in Colonial San Francisco

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is pleased to present The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis: Race and Sexuality in Colonial San Francisco, a lecture by Dr. Barbara L. Voss (Stanford University), Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the … Continue reading

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“Island of the Blue Dolphins Revisited: A Search for the True Story”

 Please join the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library and Old Mission Santa Barbara on Sunday May 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm for the presentation, “Island of the Blue Dolphins Revisited: A Search for the True Story” from Steven Schwartz. Recently retired, Steven Schwartz … Continue reading

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Happening soon at SBMAL!

Join us on Saturday April 11, 2015 for a presentation from Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz, authors of Junípero Serra, California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary. The talk begins at 10:30 am but we will serve … Continue reading

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Save the Date!

The University of Oklahoma Press is releasing soon a new book on Fray Junípero Serra by Robert M. Senkewicz and Rose Marie Beebe and SBMAL will be hosting the authors on Saturday April 11, 2015 for a talk and book … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

And wishing everyone one all the best in the New Year!

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Deakin Conservation Project: Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad in the Spotlight

By Virginia and Robert Guess Edwin Deakin (1838-1923) developed his artistic talents in depicting landscape and architecture scenes before he set out to paint the twenty-one Missions of Alta California. He completed three series in the late 1800s, two in … Continue reading

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A Birthday Celebration

By Monica Orozcco We recently celebrated not one, but two, important birthdays. December 4, 2014, the Feast Day of St. Barbara, marked the 228th anniversary of the founding of Old Mission Santa Barbara. It also marked the launch of a … Continue reading

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