The UC Santa Barbara Library, with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grammy Foundation and donors, has created a digital collection of more than 10,000 cylinder recordings held by the Department of Special Research Collections. This collection features all types of recordings made from the late 19th century to early 20th century, including popular songs, vaudeville acts, classical and operatic music, comedic monologues, ethnic and foreign recordings, speeches and readings. For more information, see http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/
The Carpinteria Chronicle (Carpinteria, California) was first published in 1933 under the ownership of W. L. Davis Jr. The paper was sold to Ann Waynflete of Tulare County, California. The newspaper issues held by the UC Santa Barbara Library range from February, 1933 to February, 1939. Coverage includes school segregation in the Carpinteria Valley in the 1930s, and the construction of the Aliso School for Mexican children in 1933-1934. Linn Unkefer, of Carpinteria, California served as editor of the Chronicle from 1933 until its change of ownership.
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.