This collection of historical imagery of areas in Los Angeles and surrounding counties dates back to the 1930s and 1940s (1927 to 1947). The Watson collection came to the Library as part of the gift from the Teledyne Foundation in 1986, and includes imagery in print and transparent film formats as well as postcard images and advertising stills. Most of the Watson aerial photography is large scale (greater than 1:10,000) and primarily covers particular locations in Los Angeles County, as well as a few locations in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.
Papers of Santa Barbara-based composer Mildred Couper an early proponent of quarter-tone music. The collection includes musical scores, photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence (including correspondence with her Husband Richard Couper and grandfather Thomas Ball), personal writings, financial documents, concert programs, recordings and other documents.
Approximately 65,000 negatives of oblique aerial and ground photographs taken by various companies that became Teledyne Geotronics. Formats are 4 x 5 inch negatives and prints. Locations covered in this collection include the western United States and Mexico.
The manuscript collection of Pai Hsien-yung includes short stories in “Taipei people/台北人” and their English translations, “New Yorkers/紐約客”, the novel “Crystal boys/孽子”, and several essays. All the manuscripts were written between 1967-1999. Three short stories in “Taipei people/台北人” are missing, including “The Eternal Snow Beauty/永遠的尹雪艷”, “A touch of green/一把青”, and “Wandering in the garden, waking From the dream/遊園驚夢”. They were lost during Prof. Pai’s move from his old residence to his current one. The English translation is typed on letter-sized paper marked up with comments and notes from translators, the editor, and the author. The most complete manuscripts are for the novel “Crystal boys/孽子”, including first draft, second draft, and final draft in their entirety from the first word to the last. In addition, there are several drafts for various chapters in the book. The essay collection includes pieces on a variety of subjects such as Chinese literature, stage and film adaptations of his works, and AIDS.
The University Archives photographs collection is comprised of photographs culled from other collections in the University Archives. The dates of the photographs range from the 1890s to the present, with the majority being black and white photos from the 1920s and 1950s. The subjects covered include all aspects of the UCSB campuses and academic and student life.