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We Are Thankful!

By Monica Orozco, SBMAL Director We are always thankful for all our friends, but during this season we, the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library Board of Trustees and myself, would like to especially thank you all for your support! We have … Continue reading

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Good Friends, Good Food, and Good Art!

On Thursday, November 6, 2014, the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library hosted an open house and reception to thank our sponsors and partners in our Deakin Mission Paintings conservation project, and to provide an opportunity for them and all our friends … Continue reading

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Mentoring A New Generation

Edited by Monica Orozco, SBMAL Director This summer brought SBMAL four amazing interns, Kate Borchard, Rachel Hatcher, Lauren Trujillo, and Brittany Bratcher! These remarkable young women worked in the Archive helping to accomplish several long-term projects. They worked on a … Continue reading

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AAFH Annual Tibesar Lecture at SBMAL

The Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library will host the Academy of American Franciscan History’s Annual Tibesar Lecture on Saturday October 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the SBMAL Conference Room. This year’s speaker, Prof. Ellen McCracken will present “Fray Angelico Chavez … Continue reading

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New “Stars” by Which to Navigate

By Monica Orozco, SBMAL Director In the classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the protagonist observes that trying to navigate on the Mississippi River at night has its challenges. While as Huck (or Twain) notes, “stars and … Continue reading

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We Get By with a Lot of Help From Our Friends: Deakin Project Update

By Monica Orozco We have amazing friends! Thanks to so many wonderful people, our “adopt a mission painting” campaign to find sponsors for conserving the 21 painting of California Missions by Edwin Deakin got off to a tremendous start and … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Friends and Art Lovers

What do you get when you mix art, friends, good conversation, and good food? A wonderful evening at the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library. On May 22, 2014 the Archive-Library hosted approximately 80 people for an evening featuring a presentation by … Continue reading

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A Special Event Thursday May 22, 2014

Join us Thursday May 22, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for a presentation by Scott M. Haskins from Fine Arts Conservation Laboratories.  Mr. Haskin will share his efforts restoring several Mission paintings by Henry Chapman Ford for the Mission … Continue reading

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Conserving the Art of Early California

By Monica Orozco, SBMAL Director One of the crown jewels of the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library is a beautiful and historically significant series of oil paintings of the twenty-one Missions of Alta California by Edwin Deakin. It is one of … Continue reading

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Geiger Memorial Summer Internship

By Monica Orozco, SBMAL Director The time is now to apply for our paid Summer internship established in honor of Fr. Maynard Geiger, OFM, who served as SBMAL archivist for 40 years. The Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library has two origin … Continue reading

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