Research at the Archive

Education Materials for 21 Missions

 

Here you'll find what teachers have asked SBMAL to provide: Video tours, preservation projects, and more! Video Tours include Old Mission Santa Barbara la Huerta's native plants garden and mother orchard, as well as a video about a friar at the Mission today. 

Students, are you working on a Mission project for class? Email research@sbmal.org to gather materials to use in your project on any of Alta California's 21 missions!

 

A Mission Friar: What does a friar do at the Mission today?

 

 

 

RESTORE Mission Santa Barbara: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure workbook for grades 3-5

 

 

La Huerta: Native Plants at Old Mission Santa Barbara

 

 

 

La Huerta: Mother Orchard at Old Mission Santa Barbara

 

 

 

California History from Home video series

 

We are very excited to announce a new short video series in collaboration with Old Mission Santa Barbara. Each week we will be releasing new videos to provide you with a behind-the-scenes look at our collections and to share the rich history and culture of our state. Join us and experience the treasures of the Mission and the Archive-Library from home!

 

California Mission Paintings by Edwin Deakin

Rare Books Collection at SBMAL

Church Architecture at Mission Santa Barbara

1493 Bible

Sacred Garden at Mission Santa Barbara

1774 Antiphonarium

1789 Chumash Tabernacle

Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library Coloring Sheets

Teachers! Parents! Kids! Coloring enthusiasts! Download, print off, and color these unique images from our collections that we have turned into fun coloring sheets. Be sure to post your finished creation, tag us in it (@sbmissionarchive), and use the hashtag #museumfromhome. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Saint Barbara and Old Mission Santa Barbara Stained Glass Window from Mission Dolores Basilica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This beautiful stained glass window scene of Old Mission Santa Barbara with Saint Barbara looking on comes from Mission Dolores Basilica. Mission Dolores Basilica was built next door to Mission San Francisco de Asís in 1918. Thank you to two of our interns, Gary and Louise Matz, for taking this photo for us!

 

 

Saint Francis Antiphonarium Illumination 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The picture of Saint Francis seen here comes from a 1774 antiphonarium from our music manuscript collection. An antiphonarium is a kind of choir book that contains music for the Divine Office.  The book is a manuscript, which means it wasn’t printed. It was written out by hand.

 

 

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SBMAL Hours: 

 

By appointment only: most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Break from 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m for lunch.

Closed on federal holidays and other occasions.

Santa Bárbara Mission-Archive Library

2201 Laguna Street 

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-4713 ext.152

research@sbmal.org

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We would like to acknowledge that SBMAL is located on the traditional ancestral territory of the Barbareño Chumash people.

© 2016 by the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library. Federal Tax ID# 95-6220730. The Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the John and Beverly Stauffer Foundation, whose contributions have enabled us to remain open and accommodate researchers for more hours than would otherwise be the case.