Category Archives: Archives

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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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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Among the Tohono O’odham

By Monica Orozco As our name implies, the core of our collections focuses on the California Franciscan Missions. This emphasis is reflected in our major document collections, the collections of personal papers from preeminent scholars in the field of California … Continue reading

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More Big Changes

By Monica Orozco In the last post (How we spent our summer “vacation”) I described the major transformation the Archive-Library underwent with the installation of high density compact mobile shelving. But our transformation didn’t end there. Anyone who has embarked … Continue reading

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How We Spent Our Summer “Vacation” (2012)

By Monica Orozco In case you haven’t heard or seen yet, the Archive-Library has been through a few changes in the past couple of years. And I think this is a good forum to show you what we’ve been up … Continue reading

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